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A Night At The Musicals

Some brilliant work going on in rehearsals this evening.  Please publicise as far and as wide as possible – we want as big an audience as we can get to make the atmosphere on the 15th and 16th March as lively as possible.

Definitely some songs to sing along to / cabaret seating / full bar … what’s not to like?????? A great night out for all ages.

Feel free to use the attached poster either to print and display or to share on Facebook etc.

Swing Band cancelled

Unfortunately, Swing Band is cancelled tonight due to Mr Butler’s absence.  Next week’s rehearsal will go on until 5pm.

Wind Band is cancelled for the next two weeks due to other bookings in the hall.

Marines Work Experience – last call

This is the last call for anyone wishing to go up to Rosyth on the 11th-13th February as guests of the Royal Marines to see what life is like working in the Band Service.

Students must be at least 15 years old by Mon 11th Feb and Grade 5+ on their instrument (including voice and guitar).  The Marines will pay for return train tickets from Ulverston and all board at HMS Caledonia

Completed forms (below)  MUST be with me by lunchtime tomorrow (Tuesday)

COMBINED CAV INVITE 2017 (1)

Royal Marines work experience

The Marines have just contacted me to say they have some places available for a 3-day work experience placement with the Scotland Band in Rosyth during half term – 12th-14th Feb. This is a new type of visit they are running as, up to now, these have always been 4-day visits to Portsmouth, and is likely to include a lot more playing.

Attached is the form that gives more info – students MUST be 15 years old or above and be playing at the equivalent of at least grade 5 standard.

Should anyone wish to go, please fill in the forms and then get them to me as soon as possible – I will send them off together as we always get preferential treatment, and seats on the train will be together: all tickets are sorted out by the Navy.

COMBINED CAV INVITE 2017 (1)

Alternatively, we will be offering the May half-term work experience in Portsmouth (28th-31st May) to the Year 10 GCSE Music class and any Year 12 students of the required standard.

PS – we are currently negotiating dates for the next visit to Ulverston by the Scotland Band.

Rehearsals this week

  • School production rehearsals commence on Wednesday lunch time and Wednesday/Thursday after school this week. The Wednesday afternoon rehearsal is for the full chorus, working on the singing and choreography of Fame, Lambeth Walk and … 2 new numbers – Thank You For The Music and Mamma Mia!   Individual groups need to speak to Mr Vogler to organise rehearsal spaces for lunch time slots on their small group performances.
  • Wind Band – no rehearsal tomorrow
  • Swing Band – no rehearsal on Friday

Wind Band Italy Tour, 2019

A reminder that the deposit payment for the Italy tour is due by Friday – it should be on your Parentpay account (if not please let me know and I will sort it out).

If you cannot get the deposit paid by Friday but DO want to go on the tour, it is not the end of the world. Please email me so that I can still see how many students are going and what the balance of the band is.

Swing Band

Two notices for Swing Band:

  1. No rehearsal this Friday after school
  2. The concert in Broughton on 2nd Feb has been postponed to a later date, tbc.

The Combo were excellent at The Netherwood Hotel on 19th Dec!!!!!!

Thank you to Year 12 & 13

A huge thank you to Year 12 and Year 13 students for performing at Booths for 3 hours on 22nd December and raising almost £300.  A brilliant effort and also fantastic initiative from Francis for organising it all.

It is this kind of selflessness and commitment which makes UVHS such a special place to work for myself and Mrs H!!!