Monthly Archives: October 2018

Wind Band Uniform

If your child is new to the Wind Band, the performance shirts can be purchased here:

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Wind Band uniform is:

Pink performance shirt / black skirt or formal trousers (no jeans/leggings) / black shoes and black socks (if trousers worn). There are no exceptions to this uniform.

Please allow up to 3 weeks for delivery to the school once you have ordered the shirt.

P.S. – only 12 tickets now available for the Christmas Festival

Christmas Festival – tickets

A reminder that tickets go on ‘pre-sale’ this Friday and Saturday – they can only be bought in person from the Coronation Hall Box Office (in the foyer) on these 2 days (10am-1pm).

The password is:  Loki18

Tickets go on general sale to the public from Monday 29th October (including online sales)

National Youth Jazz Orchestra

Absolutely brilliant workshop with Andrea Vicari and the NYJO Ambassadors this morning. The Swing Band benefitted from it SO much and our visitors were extremely impressed – Andrea said that the students were ‘exceptional’, and they really blew away the Ambassadors, who have been into 2 other Cumbrian schools and 3 Lancashire schools this week.  Apparently, we’re the best school band they have ever worked with ……..

In the new year, NYJO will be establishing a ‘Cumbria Academy’ which will meet every 4 or 5 weeks on a Sunday in Penrith, and they have said that all the players today would be good enough to ‘walk it’ in terms of entry requirements!!!!!!

Big Band workshop next Thursday

We are really lucky to have secured a visit from the National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Great Britain – one of the top youth jazz ensembles in the world. They are visiting 3 schools in Cumbria – ourselves, QKS and Trinity – but we are the only school where they are working with a single school band, the other two schools are having to open their session up to all their local secondary school musicians in order to get numbers.

The musical director and two ambassadors (as well as the head of Cumbria Music Service) will be coming into school on Thursday 11th October to lead a workshop with our Big Band from 9am-midday – names are below. If there is a problem with any of the students doing the workshop please let me know so that I can sort out who can/cannot play.



Bella Kanjoo-Parsons  13

Iona Lee                      13

Patsy Gillam                11

Sophie Evans               11

Amber Cropley                        13

Eilidh Miller                13

Matthew Dawson        12

Mary Kyle                    13

Tabi Butler                  13

Dan Lister                    12

Hazel Kyle                    9

Jess Wood                   13



Abi Stanway                13

Jacob Egglestone        13

Nell Wedgwood                       13

Connor O’Hara                        12

Nicky Kitchingm          an        12

Harrison Carr              12

Oscar Butler                10

Heather Murray                      10



Emma Hood                13

Jack Spencer                12

Harry O’Donovan        11

Simone Clarke             13

Braden Jackson                       8

Francis Smith-Ward    13



Harry Angel                 11

George Ball                 12

David Boardman         13

Pascal Borke                13

Alice Thomas               10

Sophie Tippins             12

Alex Nicklin                 13