Monthly Archives: November 2016

Booths Bag-Pack and Music Day

On Saturday 17th December, Booths have invited us to play music all day and do a bag-pack.  The timetable for the ensembles is:

10.00am                   Clarinet Choir                                  1.00pm         Chamber Choir 10.45am                   Chamber Choir                               1.45pm         Sax Ensemble 11.30am                   Flute Choir                                       2.30pm         Brass Ensemble 12.15pm                   Brass Ensemble                               3.15pm         Clarinet Choir                                                                                               4.00pm         Chamber Choir                         Be ready to play 5 mins between the time and in Wind Band uniform

We also need parents (and Year 13s) to volunteer for bag-packing in 90 minute shifts between 10am and 4.00   –    10, 11.30, 1 & 2.30.  Preferably, at least 6 in each shift.  Please email Mr Butler if you can volunteer to help  –

Reminder – Friends Meeting Tomorrow (Tuesday)

A reminder that there is a Friends of UVHS Music meeting tomorrow evening at 6.30pm in the Meeting Room of A Block.  All are welcome.

Also  –  Swing Band have their first public outing of the year on Saturday at the Dickensian Festival.  Theatre Street Stage from 4pm – 5.20pm  –  please come and support them.

Friends of UVHS Music

Unfortunately, the Friends meeting postponed from last week to tomorrow (15th Nov) will have to ne postponed again due to ill health  –  many apologies.

The meeting is now scheduled for Tuesday 22nd November at 6.30pm in the Meeting Room (old staffroom) of A Block.  As usual, all are welcome to attend.

Wind Band rehearsal 8th Nov

Unfortunately, Mr Butler will not be in school on Tuesday or Wednesday this week, however, all rehearsals are still going on as normal with the exception of Wind Band which will be taken by Mrs Heginbotham and finish earlier than usual at 4.30pm.

Jazz Combo will finish at 4.45 on Wednesday

Important uniform and ticket info & Friends Meeting

Evening All!!

Just a few things:

  1. Coniston Embroidery have just announced that they will be putting all prices up for uniform items from 14th November, so if your child is in the Wind Band and still needs to get a shirt for the Christmas Festival (Rhine Valley, 2017), if your child is going on tour and might want another band shirt and/or ‘supporter’s shirt’ (with their name/nickname embroided on the back), or if your child is in Year 11/12/13 and wants a VIth Form Music Hoodie, then please take advantage of the lower prices this week if you can:
  2. Tickets for the Christmas Festival are going well  –  499 sold in the first week, so just over 100 left. If you haven’t got yours yet don’t leave it too long!!
  3. Unfortunately, I am having to postpone the Friends meeting scheduled for this Tuesday (8th Nov) until the following week  –  Tuesday 15th November at 6.30pm in the school meeting room.  All are welcome: we will be discussing the management of the Christmas Festival (and then putting out the usual plea for raffle prizes and mince pies), the music day at Booths, the Wind Band tour to name but three things.