Monthly Archives: April 2020

Online Instrumental Lessons

For those of you who receive instrumental/vocal lessons in school with our DBS-checked teachers: if you would like contact with your instrumental/vocal teacher and/or some online lessons, please email Mr Butler with a contact number for the instrumental teacher to arrange day/time/device (Skype/Zoom/Facetime) as well as parental permission for this to take place.

This Is AMAZING! (former UVHS music student)

Please, please, please watch this and be in absolute awe of former UVHS music students Aaron Stanton. Aaron is an acclaimed drummer who has toured all over the world in various band (as well as holding a residency at the Hotel de Paris in Monaco and being a guest performer on several luxury cruise liners). He was ‘bored’ so decided to compose a technical rhythm piece with a time signature of 19/16!!!!!!!!!

Please watch it, like it and share it!!

This Week’s ‘Clap for the NHS & Carers’

OK – a bit more of an upbeat number this week – as no national organisation has put out a request I’ve done ‘Walking On Sunshine’. It is a little more demanding as a melody as it goes quite high, so if anyone wants a version that is lower please email me and I will get alower version to you. The link to melody, harmony and bass parts is here:

Royal Marines – Massed Band Concert

On Saturday evening, the Royal Marines will be streaming the recording of the Mountbatten Festival of Music which was staged at the Albert Hall on 7th March – this is a spectacular concert and I strongly urge everyone to watch it (on youtube). FOUR of our former Wind Band members are playing in it as well!!!!

(1) The Bands of HM Royal Marines – Home

Join the Massed Bands of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines, Prince Harry and Meghan for the Mountbatten Festival of Music 2020. From the comfort of your living room, watch one of the finest military bands in the world perform an exciting programme of music including Tom Jones, Gloria Estefan, Two Steps From Hell and music from the critically acclaimed film Gladiator by Hans Zimmer. There truly is something for everyone!
This concert supports The Royal Marines Charity. Please do con…sider donating here

For optimal picture and audio quality, please watch on YouTube here:

(1) The Bands of HM Royal Marines – Home See More

Ode To Joy

Don’t forget – 8pm this evening!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ALSO … the National Youth Orchestra has asked that there is a repeat performance at 5pm tomorrow evening. The orchestra was meant to have been performing Beethoven’s 9th Symphony in London tomorrow (and live on Radio 3) as part of the Beethoven 250 celebrations.

Clap for the NHS & Carers

Hope everyone is OK? A reminder that everyone should be practising, and I hope that loads of students (and possibly parents as well) played Over The Rainbow on their doorsteps last week!!! Well – time to go again, and please feel free to film it and post it to get the message out there!