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Swing Band Gig – Friday: Details

Location:             Lower Holker Village Hall  Contact | Holker Village Hall (;   lower holker village hall – Search ( /// The simplest way to talk about location

Arrive:                  BY 7pm so that we can set everything up

Start:                    7.30pm

Uniform:              Swing Band shirts – free choice bottoms/footwear

End:                      9.30pm

Audience:            Tickets on the door – bring own refreshments & snacks; cabaret style

Wind Band Rehearsal – tomorrow

I know it seems a bit cruel as I expect a lot of us are shattered, but there is a Wind Band rehearsal after school tomorrow and I need at least all the students going on tour to attend (as well as everyone else if possible). There is no rehearsal on Monday 6th as it is Bank Holiday and then we are in GCSE and A Level exam season so will have various yr11 and yr13 students struggling to make rehearsals for 6 weeks – once exam are finished we only have 2 scheduled rehearsals until the Summer Concert on 5th July, and then only 1 week until tour….. aaaaaaagh!!!!


What a concert last night!!!! What a weekend!!!

Well done to all students involved in this weekend’s concerts with the Royal Marines – I am SO proud of each and every one of our musicians! The videos of the concert are now live: the UVHS Wind Band set is here UVHS Wind Band With HM Band of Royal Marines Scotland 2024 ( (gives the students a chance to see what the Corps of Drums was doing during the Olympic Fanfare), and the Massed Band set is here The Massed Band of UVHS and HM Band of Royal Marines Scotland 2024 ( (including the encore of Highlights from Barbie).

Help Tonight

Please could those adults able to help with the raffle and programmes tonight (we need at least 5 people to be effective and keep the queue moving) be at The Coro by 6.35pm? Doors will open by 6.45pm and every sale of a programme or raffle ticket makes a difference.

Marines Presentation – please don’t forget!

Please don’t forget the careers presentation from the Marines at 12.30pm in The Coro TODAY! Everyone is welcome to attend (students, parents, friends) but we need to make sure it is well attended – especially as the Marines are once again pulling out all the stops on this visit (and have funded a lot of it as well).

Music for the Massed Band

The Marines have just sent a link through for all the music for the massed band. Please could all massed band players print off their own parts for every piece, as well as the Barbie parts that I have emailed them, and make sure that they have the music with them at the rehearsals tomorrow and on Saturday?

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Any problems, let me know