Monthly Archives: June 2017

Tonight’s meeting and tour rehearsals

Thank you to everyone who came to the tour meeting this evening – for those who have not yet handed in their EHIC cards, please get them to Mr Butler as soon as possible (unless you need it for a European trip before 15th July).

Also – some students do not seem to have either not received the named letters sent out 2 weeks ago, or not got them home, so here is the rehearsal schedule (please try to get to every one!!) with some slight changes:


Friday 30th June         3.30pm – 5.15pm  (tour band only)

Tuesday 4th July          3.30pm – 5.30pm

Thursday 6th July       3.30pm – 5.30pm  (tour band only)

Friday 7th July            3.30pm – 5.00pm (tour band only)

Monday 10th July       3.30pm – 5.30pm

Tuesday 11th July      SUMMER CONCERT @ The Coro

Wednesday 12th July  3.30pm – 5.00pm (flutes/clarinets/saxes in tour band only)

Thursday 13th July     3.30pm – 5.30pm  (tour band only)

Friday 14th July          3.30pm – 5.30pm (tour band only including packing equipment)

Phenomenal Swing Band!!

Swing Band were brilliant at Grange this afternoon!!!!  The last ‘full band’ performance of the year saw the band play brilliantly and some great vocal performances from Florrie and Connor in their last full concert with the Swing Band, as well as Emma and Tabi in support.

I can only praise the Band so much, but I must say that it has been both an honour and a pleasure to be able to work with a group of such talent, commitment and enthusiasm.  It is always sad to do the ‘last concert’ with any of the groups, but I must admit to feeling a lump in my throat during the encores.

So … thank you for making an ageing, balding and, let’s face it, fairly boring teacher a very, very happy man!!!

We took an amazing £445 in the collection, on top of the £100 fee – sums up what the audience felt about our performance!!!!!!!

(we are playing next Sat morning in town, but a lot of student are missing – if anyone knows of a trumpeter or two who could help us out please let me know)

Wind Band & Tour Band

This letter was given out at Tuesday’s rehearsal  –  EVERY student going on tour must record all the dates (extra rehearsals and the compulsory information evening).  for those not on tour there is only one additional rehearsal on Mon 10th July prior to the Summer Concert on 11th July.


Brass Ensemble

Brass Ensemble is playing at Lower School Prizegiving  at The Coro next Wednesday. I MUST know if anyone cannot play:

Wind Band Uniform

Meet by 5.45pm in dressing rooms

Ready to play by 5.50pm

Finish at 6.30pm – quietly leave stage, pack up instrument and leave Coro via stage door.


Swing Band rehearsal cancelled

Tomorrow’s Swing Band rehearsal is cancelled so that the Combo/little big band can have another rehearsal prior to their gig at The Old Friends on Saturday.

There WILL be a full rehearsal next Friday to prepare for Grange:

Sun 25th – Grange Bandstand (2pm-4pm).  Meet by 1.30pm.

If raining, indoor venue will be used

Friday 30th June is a Wind Band rehearsal for EVERYONE going on tour