Monthly Archives: April 2017

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

Marines – massed band programme

Having just spoken to the Director of Music for the Marines, I am delighted to confirm the massed band finale programme – this band will consist of the Scotland Band joined by between 30 and 35 of our best players.

Toccata (the same version as we play

Joint Corps of Drums item

Sing, Sing, Sing

Whispers of Angels (solo feature)

How To Train Your Dragon – premiered at the Edinburgh Tattoo last August


Feel free to look up recordings/videos of the arrangements – music will be sent for the hardest pieces beforehand.

During their own set, the Marines are including the entire William Tell Overture as well as an amazing compilation piece called Kaleidoscope, featuring two former UVHS students as soloists – Sgt Andy Spain and Musn Rob Norrie.


Royal Marines Social

On Friday 26th May, UVHS Swing Band and the Royal Marines Dance Band will take to The Coro stage to  stage a brilliant evening’s entertainment – get your dance shoes out!!!

7.15pm – 11.00pm

Tickets are £10 each (including pie ‘n’ peas supper) and go on sale on WEDNESDAY 5th APRIL – only available from the Music Department.