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Rehearsals start straight away

All rehearsals will resume tomorrow –

lunchtime music ensembles are preparing for upcoming GCSE performance exams;

various ‘Hairspray’ rehearsals will be taking place throughout each week (production mid-March) – students must check the rehearsal board outside the Performing Arts office;

Wind Band preparing for the Marines concert in 8 weeks and then the Italy Tour;

Swing Band has first engagement in 3 weeks;

dance groups preparing for the Dance Platform, Brewery Dance and ‘Hairspray’.

Friends meeting – Tuesday

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Best wishes to everyone, and a reminder that there is a Friends Of UVHS Performing Arts meeting on Tuesday at 6.15pm in the Memorial Meeting Room. All are welcome to attend and help us in our fundraising plans for 2019.

The meeting usually lasts about 1 hour.

Little Big Band tonight

A reminder to the LBB that we are playing at The Olde Mill (Bardsea) tonight – arrive at 7pm, finish 9.45pm but the party continues until 11.30pm-ish. As this is a ‘rotating band’, any other players can also bring their instrument (or just mouthpiece) and swap seats.

Also, taxi drivers (parents!) are more than welcome to stay – there is ample food.

Wind Band shirts

Does anyone have a spare Wind Band shirt (the pink one)?? A couple of players have orders that have not yet been delivered.

If so … please bring them to school tomorrow morning – otherwise it’s my XXL shirts they will be wearing (as dresses!!)

Arrangements for tomorrow – reminder

Just a reminder to all parents AND students about the arrangements for tomorrow (please pass on this info either tonight and/or in the morning to jog their memory):

all the performers in tomorrow’s concert are going for an early lunch at 11.45am (end of p3). Years 7-10 must go to the dining room for food and will then be registered in the Cloister before walking down to The Coro at 12.25pm. Years 11-13 will be registered at The Coro at 12.40pm before the rehearsal starts at 12.45pm.

If you are coming to see the concert I hope you enjoy it, and may I take this opportunity to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year.

Misplaced alto sax

If your child plays alto sax, it is in a soft case and s/he has brought it home tonight, please check it is actually theirs! One of the yr13s brought her sax in this morning but it was not in the storeroom after school when she came to band practice.

Hairspray – band

The first band call for Hairspray is next Friday (21st December) from 12.35-1.30pm in the Stoller Suite.  Please bring lunch to the rehearsal.#

We will try to play through:

Prologue, 1, 2, 14a, 18, 20 and 22/23.