Monthly Archives: September 2016

Swing Band DVD

If anyone would like a DVD of the Swing Band performing at The Coro for the International Music Festival in early June, please let me know asap. £8 each (cheques payable to ‘Friends of UVHS Music’).  Either email me or text me if you have my number.

Mr B

Welcome Back!!!!!!!!

Welcome back to the new school year (my 22nd year at UVHS – get less for murder!). Ann and myself hope you all had a great Summer and that students and parents alike are geared up for the new year.  We would especially like to welcome Mr Vogler to the Performing Arts Department as Head of Drama – he already has great plans for lessons, trips and shows (‘Me and My Girl’ at the end of March!!!).

Also – congratulations to all those who took their GCSEs and A Levels. A lot of hard work went in across many subjects.

A few notices:

  • Swing Band re-starts THIS Friday at 3.30pm in the Main Hall (finish at 4.35pm), just to get those cobwebs out of the instruments!!
  • All rehearsals begin from Monday 12th (Wind Band is on Tuesday from 3.30-5pm) – the schedule will be published later this week.
  • If you did not manage to see the recordings, photos and blogs from tour, copy and paste this link into your browser:

  • We have just produced 15 new canvas photos for the Music/Drama corridor featuring Wind Band, Swing Band and the production of ‘Carousel’ and will therefore be getting rid of the canvases that have been displayed for the last 3 or 4 years.  If any of them feature your children and you would like them, then they can be yours for a small donation to Friends of UVHS Music.
  • The first ‘Friends of UVHS Music’ will be on Tuesday 20th September from 6.30pm-7.30pm in the meeting room at school.  All parents are welcome (don’t be afraid!) – we could do with some new members, but don’t worry – it’s not an onerous task!!
  • Information on this year’s tour will be coming out in the next couple of weeks

See you all soon, and all the best for the new school year.