Paris and Italy Tours

A reminder that the final payment of £100 for the Swing Band tour to Paris is due by Tuesday 1st May – every student’s account must be paid up in full by that time.

The first full payment of £110 for the 2019 Wind Band tour to Italy is also due by Monday 30th April –  however, this is only an advisory date to help families spread the cost of the tour and plan expenditure (the full £600 must be in by 1st May, 2019).

If there are any problems with either of the above please contact Mr Butler as soon as possible –


REMINDER – Swing Band Concert – Sat 21st April

A reminder that the FULL Swing Band have a concert next Saturday (21st) at Lower Holker Village Hall (in Cark), starting at 7.30pm.

Students will need to be there (in full uniform) by 7pm in order to set up and sort out their pads.

The set list is likely to be exactly the same as the Grange concert last month, but this is always a top venue  to play (despite its small size)  due to the ‘lively’ audience, and it is most definitely an experience for players and audience alike!!

A Level Recitals

This year’s A Level recitals will be held on Wednesday 18th April from 6pm-7.45pm in the Main Hall. The students performing will be:

Leah Greaves – voice

David Griffiths – trumpet

Bethany Higginson – voice

Ethan Kyme – piano

Tom Maddock – bass guitar

Eden Stoller – piano

Everyone is welcome to attend (the exam rules stipulate that an audience must be present). Any student either currently taking, or considering taking, music at A Level is encouraged to come along so that they are aware of the performance demands of the course

Friends Meeting Tomorrow

A reminder that the Friends of UVHS Performing Arts are meeting tomorrow (Tuesday) evening from 6.30-7.15pm in the Meeting Room in A Block.


  1. Finance
  2. Night At The Musicals
  3. Christmas Festival
  4. Paris Tour
  5. Italy Tour
  6. Dance
  7. Royal Marines

Photos from Friday

Many thanks to Dan Miller for taking photos on Friday night at The Coro. Due to safeguarding I cannot publish photos of some of the acts, but we till have some good ones!!

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Congratulations to all the students who performed in A Night At The Musicals.  It was a stunning show which really showcased the talent that we, as teachers, are so fortunate to be able to work with.

Every single student, whatever their role, gave their all and produced an amazing evening of entertainment both nights, definitely leaving the audiences wanting more.  A link will soon be posted here for photos.

Now to decide next year’s production…


Thursday & Friday Help Needed

Dear All,

We REALLY need a few parents to volunteer to run the raffle on Thursday and Friday – only one parent has so far come forward!!

Please, whether you were aiming to go to the show or not, if you can help between 6.45 and 7.30, and then 8.30-9pm, the Performing Arts Faculty would be eternally grateful.

Change to Production Rehearsals

As the small group rehearsals went SO well today, we are changing the after-school rehearsals tomorrow. We do not want the small groups to rehearse tomorrow at all :

Lunchtime        Full Cast (Mamma Mia)

3.30-4.25pm     Full Cast + Jacob Egglestone (all chorus numbers)

4.25-5.15pm     ALL solo and duet numbers

The show is looking brilliant – the students have worked so well together we, as staff, are in awe of them.  Please do try to encourage family/friends/colleagues to come on Thurs or Fri, itwill be a great evening’s entertainment.

Photos from Friday

Here is the link to some photos of Friday’s Swing Band gig in Grange, very kindly taken by Dan Miller.  The band did really well (considering the fact that I have cancelled so many rehearsals since Christmas), with impressive solo debuts from Jacob Egglestone on vocals and Pascal and Iona on sax.

Well done everyone!!!!!

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REMINDER -Production Rehearsals this week

Monday 12th March

Lunchtime:   FULL CAST in the drama studio

Form time:   Chamber Choir in Stoller Suite

3.30-5.30:     FULL CAST (rehearsing together at start and then in groups afterwards)

Tuesday 13th March

Lunchtime:   FULL CAST in the drama studio

3.30-5.30:     FULL CAST (rehearsing together at start and then in groups afterwards)

Wednesday 14th March

12.35pm:      FULL CAST, TECH CREW, DANCE CLUB meet in drama studio to walk down to The Coro with packed lunch, snacks, water and ‘costumes’

1pm-7pm:    TECH & DRESS rehearsal at The Coro

(Year 11, Chamber Choir and Big Band come down at 3.30pm with snacks and ‘costumes’)