A reminder that instrumentals lessons begin tomorrow (except guitars):
Piano: Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs
Drums: Mon, Tues
Brass: Wed, Thurs
Clarinet/Sax: Wed, Thurs, Fri
Flute: Every day
Guitar: will be Mon, Fri
All rehearsals are now on – the link to all groups is here:
All instrumental lessons start from Monday – timetables will all be up on the A14 noticeboard by Friday morning. All instrumental teachers are in on the same days as last year.
Lunchtime rehearsals start THIS Friday with Choir in A11 at 12.55 (lunch passes are available from me)
Mon – Clarinet Choir, Percussion Ensemble, Senior Flute Choir
Tues – Sax Ensemble, String Orchestra
Wed – Music Theory, School Production (music)
Thurs – Junior Band, Brass Ensemble
Fri – Choir
There will be a Junior Flute Choir (Yr7-9) starting soon on Mondays, at which point Senior Flute Choir will move to Thursdays.
Please could all the clarinetists who went to Germany check their instruments. One student has realized that she took the wrong instrument home in July – her clarinet is a buffet but with a different make mouthpiece an a Vandooren reed.
If it hasn’t been found by next week we will also check clarinets during lessons with Miss Reed.
I have just updated this year’s calendar – please check dates and keep a note of them. Quite a few more Swing Band bookings to come in, as well as the Marines Weekend, Summer Concert and KS3 Boys’ Drama Club production of ‘Lord of the Flies’ in October.
Happy “Return To School Week” – we look forward to seeing everyone return on Wednesday or, in terms of Year 12, Friday.
Rehearsals start this Friday as we need to get into the swing of things very quickly, especially for Swing Band. The full Performing Arts activity timetable will be posted tomorrow but …
Swing Band starts THIS FRIDAY – 8th Sept: from 3.30pm – 4.45pm. Please could those students who are members of the band pass the message round.
Wind Band starts on TUESDAY 12th: from 3.30pm – 5pm
Here’s to another fantastic year!!
P.S. – Disneyland Paris have enquired about the availability of Swing Band on Sat 14th and/or Sun 15th July. For the weekend (Depart late on Thurs 12th July, return Monday 16th) we have been quoted £370 per student BUT that is before any subsidy provided by Friends of UVHS Music and/or sponsorship which, I imagine would bring the cost down to around £300. If school gives the OK, letters will be out very shortly.
Initial discussions for the 2019 Wind Band will begin this week………………… it will be for 8 or 9 days somewhere hot!!
Thank to Miss Lomas and Dan, here are some photos from the Summer Concert
Thanks to Ella and Dan (and Miss Lomas for the concert shots) there is an online photo album of tour:
Well … we’re here and have got the first concert under our belts: a brilliant performance in front of a large and VERY enthusiastic audience in Bad Munster. I’m sorry, but we cannot give regular ‘diary’ updates as we have done in recent years as we are out from 8.30am-11pm today and tomorrow (as we were yesterday as well, but you can see the odd video that Mr Evason has managed to download using the link below.
Through Twitter you can Follow us here to keep up with how the Tour is progressing!
( https://twitter.com/UVHS_PerfArts )
Fantastic concert on Tuesday from all involved – had amazing comments about every group!!!! Some photos are here (courtesy of Miss Lomas and Dan Miller) if anyone wants them:
A reminder that the last tour band rehearsal is tomorrow until 5.30 (including packing all the gear).
Don’t forget passports and towels!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!