Monthly Archives: November 2018

Wind and Swing Band rehearsals this week

Both tomorrow’s Wind Band rehearsal and Friday’s Swing Band rehearsal will finish at the earlier time of 4.30pm.

All other rehearsals will be on as normal in preparation for the Christmas Festival, the Primary Pantomime and the school production of Hairspray.

PS – Advance tickets for the Marines joint concert (on March 2nd) will be on sale to parents & friends on Saturday 8th December ONLY: 10am-1pm at The Coro Box Office.  The password to obtain these tickets will be posted here during the previous week.

Swing Band

Great first outing for the 18/19 Swing Band this afternoon – well done to everyone, especially with all the new pieces.  Roll on concert season from January!!!!

Special congratulations to all the new players who performed some of the numbers with only one play-through under their belts (although I have been told that some players were sight-reading some of the pieces).

First full gig – Saturday 26th Jan (Broughton)

Swing Band @ Dickensian

The set list for next Saturday is:

    1. Book – Boogie-Woogie Bugle
    2. Book – Saxes With Attitude
    3. Book – Sesame Street
    4. Book – Tuxedo Junction
    5. J VOX Beyond The Sea
    6. J VOX Straighten Up & Fly
    7. J VOX Feeling Good
    8. (J VOX That’s Life – if we have time to rehearse)
    9. Carwash
    10. Don’t You Worry About A Thing
    11. I Want You Back
    12. B VOX The Man I Love
    13. Libertango
    14. Spiderman
    15. T VOX Everything
    16. T VOX Blue Skies
    17. T VOX Knock On Wood
    18. T VOX Lady Is A Tramp
    19. T VOX Sway
    20. Final Countdown

Please make sure that all pads are back in school for Wednesday.


Arrive at Market Cross at 3.10pm – everyone needs to help!!!!

Start playing as soon as possible after 3.20pm

Finish at some point around 5pm…..

DRESS UP WARM (including gloves of a style that you can still play in)

PLEASE could some students come to school after loading the van to help unload (Mr B’s shoulder is not in a good place and he has to avoid heavy lifting!)


Chamber Choir & Brass Ensemble forthcoming engagements

Please note forthcoming dates in the calendar:

Sunday 2nd December – “Light A Life Service” @ St Marys Catholic Church. Chamber Choir singing from 4-5pm for St Marys Hospice. Christmas Jumpers as uniform.

Tuesday 11th December – UVHS Christmas Fayre (5-7pm).  Brass Ensemble from 5-6 and Chamber Choir from 6-7 in the Dining Room.

Thursday 20th December – Senior Prizegiving @ The Coro. Chamber Choir singing from 6.45-7.25 on stage – Christmas Jumpers as uniform.

Swing Band – Dickensian Festival

Apologies for the short notice, but we have only just been informed that we are in the programme for the Dickensian Festival in 2 weeks time.

Swing Band will be playing at Market Cross on Saturday 24th from 3.20pm-5pm(ish).

Players need to be there by 3.05pm to help unload the van and set up – wewill also need help packing away afterwards as well as unloading the van at school.

Dress code – warm!!!!