Wind Band rehearsals

There are a couple of changes to rehearsals over the next two weeks in preparation for the Marines Concert on 27th May:

Tues 16th May  –  rehearsal finishes at 4.25pm due to GCSE Drama Exam Performance at 4.30pm

Tues 23rd May  –  rehearsal finishes at 5.15pm

Thur 25th May  –  ADDITIONAL REHEARSAL with Ruth Wardle (Royal Marines solo violinist, ex-UVHS). Rehearsal finishes at 5pm

After half-term, it is essential that ALL students going on tour attend ALL rehearsals.

Swing Band Rehearsal

Please could all members of the Swing Band try to make sure they attend tomorrow’s rehearsal  –  not only is it our last session before both the Millom concert and Marines Social, but we are also expecting Harry King from Radio Cumbria who wants do some recordings and also interview a few players for a programme next month featuring the band. There is also a chance that some of our stuff could get onto Radio 2 as it did 2 years ago, getting onto the Clare Teal show.

Friday 19th  –  Millom Palladium (Rotary fundraiser).  Please be there at about 7pm for set-up and to arrange the pads. Finish at 9.30pm. Entry on the door

Friday 26th – Coro Hall with the Marines. Please be there at about 7pm again for set-up and sound-check. Doors open at 7.15pm. Finish at 10.45/11pm

Wind Band Tour – Form C

There are still a lot of ‘Form Cs’ missing  –  the compulsory Cumbria County Council health and safety form.  Please return them as soon as possible – I have attached a copy.

FORM C Germany

Some students also need their final balances paying for the tour – I will send out some polite reminders tomorrow.

Thank you!!

Jazz Combo – this Saturday

A reminder that the reduced combo is playing at The Coro this Saturday for the NSPCC Ball.  Arrive by 6.10pm;  playing from 6.30-7.45pm.

Bella, Tabi & Jess (sax); David & Emma (Brass); Adam, Erin & Emily (rhythm); Connor (vox)

Kay – don’t know if Adam’s asked, but could you take the drum kit??? My car will be full with the rest of the gear!!

Royal Marines Social – hurry!!!

There are only a handful of tickets left for the Royal Marines Social on Friday 26th May at The Coro, featuring our own Swing band and the Marines’ Dance Band, 7.15 – 10.45pm-ish.

£10 each including pie’n’peas supper.  Cabaret seating.

Tour Dates

We have just signed off the three concerts for Wind Band whilst in Germany:

Mon 17th July  –  Kurpavillion in the Kurpark, Bad Munster am Stein-Ebernburg (19:30 – 20:45hrs)

Tues 18th July  –  Konigsbacher Biergarten am Deutches Eck, Koblenz (20:00 – 21:15hrs)

Wed 19th July  –  Zu Gast im Brunnenhof, Brunnenhof, Trier (19:00 – 20:15hrs)

ALSO – there is  ‘Friends’ meeting on Tuesday (9th May) at 6.30pm in the Meeting Room in A Block.  As usual, all are welcome to attend as we prepare for the Marines Weekend as well as the Summer Concert and Tour.  We are desperate for a volunteer to take over as treasurer as Louise Steur will be standing down after the Summer Concert  –  please, please, please could someone step forward (it isn’t too onerous a task – honest!!)

Wind Band Tour

A reminder that we need all the Form Cs (health and safety) back as soon as possible. If you are awaiting a new passport, please still get the form in and then send the new passport details once you have them.

Unfortunately, all balances also need to be paid in full by next week  –  total to pay is £350 (£270 after the £80 deposit). All info should be on your ParentPay account, but if you are unsure what is owing, please contact Mr Butler

Swing Band @ Cark

Swing Band are playing at Lower Holker Village Hall this Saturday from 7.30-9.30pm. Tickets are available on the door – feel free to bring your own refreshments and snacks.

Band members need to get there at 7pm to set up.

Recitals – reminder

A reminder that the second set of A2 recitals take place tomorrow evening (Wednesday) from 6pm in the main hall.  The order of performance will be:

1  Kate Oates – singing

2  Michael McCluskey  –  trumpet

3  Gina Evans  –  singing

4  Florrie Dobson  –  singing

All are welcome and it should end at about 7.30pm