Monthly Archives: May 2018

Little Big Band

This is the band laying at the following gigs:

Sat June 9th  –  The Manor House, Oxen Park, 6pm-7.30pm (turn up by 5.30pm)

Sat June 16th  –  The Old Friends, Ulverston, 8pm-10pm (turn up by 7.15pm)

Saxes – Bella K-P, Patsy G, Tabi B, Sophie W, Jess W

Brass – David G, Abi S, Emma H, Jack S

Rhythm – Adam S, Sophie T, Erin K, Tom M

Any problems see Mr B.

Summer Concert Poster

Please could as many parents & students start publicising the Summer Concert – both by putting up paper versions of the poster (distributed to Wind Band last night and going out to Junior Band tomorrow) as well as by copying/pasting this into social media posts?

New Band Uniforms!!!!!

The new Wind Band shirts are now ready to order as are the new ‘supporters shirts’. They can be ordered online from Coniston Embroidery here:

A reminder that we would like every member of the Swing Band to have a Supporters Polo Shirt to travel in on the Paris Tour – names/nicknames can be embroidered on the back.

Every member of the Wind Band MUST wear one or the new Polo (Italy 2019) shirts at the Summer Concert on 10th July  –  just a warning that the sizes are a little more ‘snug’ than the old shirts!!!!

Any Year 11s or 13s who are leaving UVHS and do not want to buy a new shirt to keep (considering that they will only be in one more concert), please either speak to or email Mr Butler ( ) and say what size you need – the Friends will buy the shirts and, once returned after the concert, use them as the spares for future concerts.

Please allow up to 2 weeks for delivery (ie order by 26th June) – they will be delivered to school.


Swing Band last night

A huge WELL DONE! to the Swing Band for a great concert in Millom last night – they already want to book us for next May!  I thought every single member of the band worked really hard, and I am very proud of each and every one of them.

A special mention to Rachael Ensoll for a fantastic debut with ‘Feeling Good’, and also to Jacob Egglestone for the performance of his new song ‘That’s Life’ (although he also receives a fine for a spectacular fluff! – along with some of the 1st altos! –  but both were very amusing).

Swing Band Concert – next Friday

A reminder to the Swing Band that we have a concert at Millom Palladium next Friday – 7.30pm start.

Please get to The Palladium by 7pm (tickets available on the door). Finish at 9.30pm.

Rehearsal this Friday 3.30-4.45pm  –  we will be including at least 3 if not 4 new pieces in the set, so I need a full band.

25 or 6 to 4, Tuxedo Junction, That’s Life (vocal) and possibly In The Mood