Band Shirts

All the new band shirts (and travelling shirts for tour) have just arrived. Please send your child to Music to collect your order either tomorrow morning or on Friday.

Last night’s Wind Band rehearsal was amazing!!!!!  Please get as many people to Tuesday’s concert as possible – it will be a real treat for everyone.

Please could all rehearsals get 100% attendance?

Thurs lunch:   Junior Band, Senior Flutes & Brass Ensemble

Fri lunch:  FULL school choir

Fri evening:  Swing Band (til 5pm)

Mon lunch:  Clarinet Choir, Junior Flutes

Mon evening:  WIND BAND (til 5pm)

Tues lunch:  Sax Ensemble & String Orchestra

Tues evening:  CONCERT AT THE CORO

Wed evening: Swing Band (til 5pm)

Thurs lunch:  Swing Band

Thurs evening:  SWING BAND TOUR

Wind Band rehearsals

Please could we make sure that all yr7-12s are at Wind Band tomorrow in preparation for next Tuesday’s concert? I know yr13 have their formal. The final rehearsal is next Monday – EVERYONE must be there please.

UVHS Wind Band – Italy Tour 11-16 July, 2019

Can you believe that it is just over a year until the UVHS Wind Band Italy Tour in July 2019? And it is exactly 13 days until the UVHS Swing Band sets off for Paris!

To help with advance planning this is a reminder that instalments for the 2019 Italy Tour (to spread the £600 total cost) are due as below. By the end of term, the requested total contribution to date will be £270.

05/01/2018 £50

30/04/2018 £110

20/07/2018 £110 –  DUE WITHIN THE NEXT 3 WEEKS

31/10/2018 £110

31/01/2019 £110

30/04/2019 £110

Many thanks indeed for your contributions to date without which we would not be able to organise events like this.

Swing Band Tour – parents’ meeting time change

As I seem to made concert and meeting dates that all clash with World Cup games featuring England, the time of the pre-tour Parents’ Meeting has been brought forward to 6pm (it should be over by 6.45 at the latest – kick-off is at 7pm!).

Also, it may be wise to hope that England come second in their group – if they make the semi-final it will not then clash with the Summer Concert on July 10th.

Swing Band @ Grange

Great performance today from the band – I’m very proud of each and every one of the students performing today, especially given the clash with the England game!

Also, thanks to Dan Miller for taking some photos – the link is here:

Roll on Paris!!!!!

Brass Masterclass

Great morning yesterday with Paul Archibald – all the students involved played out of their socks!

See some photos and a video here:



Little Big Band tonight

Tonight’s gig is still on – we are under a gazebo, but hopefully the rain will have stopped.

A reminder that the uniform is Swing Band shirt and whatever else you want. However, if it is not too warm please bring another layer – if you have a sixth-form hoodie, please use that! I’ll bring a couple of spares (if anyone else has a spare please bring it) as it will look good if we’re all in them.

I’ll be there with the van at 7 – probably parked at the health centre.

Brass Ensemble

Having just found out that Year 12s are out all day on Thursday, I would like to call a FULL Brass Ensemble rehearsal for Thursday after school 4.00-4.45pm.  The masterclass will then be on Friday from 10-12, with the ensemble playing from 11-12.

Brass Ensemble will then be playing for Lower School Prizegiving on Wed 20th.  Arrive at 5.30pm, playing from 5.45-6.30pm.   OLD Wind Band uniform please (as not everyone will have the new one yet).