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Rehearsal Schedule – July

Here are the rehearsals between now and the end of term – the main concerts are the Combo at the Coast Roads Festival and, of course, the Summer Concert. Full attendance at these rehearsals in ESSENTIAL (we have still to have a full Wind Band rehearsal in 2022!). Junior Band will continue to rehearse on Thursday lunchtimes, and Choir on Fridays.

Fri 1st July        Swing Band     3.30-4.35pm

Mon 4th July    Wind Band      3.30pm-4.45pm

Wed 6th July    Combo             3.30-5.00pm

Thu 7th July      Combo             3.30-5.00pm

Sat 9th July      Combo @ CoastRoads Festival, 3-4.30pm

Mon 11th July  Wind Band      3.30-5.15pm

Fri 15th July      Swing Band     3.30pm-4.35pm

Sun 17th July   SUMMER CONCERT @ The Coro, 7pm

Summer Concert – Tickets on Sale

Tickets are now on sale for the Summer Concert on Sunday 17th July @ 7pm in the Coronation Hall (£6 adult / £2 children/students). The concert will feature the Junior Band, Swing Band, Chamber Choir and Wind Band (who will also perform a ‘Jubilee Finale’).

Students can come to the Music Office to buy them, or they can be ordered by emailing rbu@uvhs.uk (where tickets can be left at school reception for collection). Alternatively, tickets will also be available on the door.

Please ‘spread the word’ as far and wide as possible amongst friends, family, colleagues and social media (feel free to us the poster below).

Attendance at Rehearsals

Dear All – I fully realise that years 11 & 13 are still in their exam season and fully justified in missing rehearsals until next week, but this evening’s Wind Band rehearsal saw a lot of absence from other year groups leading to just a half-strength band (who played brilliantly!). Most of the absent students were actually in school today and, although they may have had a good reason for missing the rehearsal, only one student actually came to tell me.

We have a big concert in less than 4 weeks and, even though the quality of the band has developed beyond belief, I have not had an actual full band in rehearsal since Christmas. I am also in the process of planning a concert tour to Holland in July 2023 for the Wind Band, but cannot do this if some are going to see rehearsals as optional.

Please, please, please get to rehearsals over the final 3 weeks.

Thank you.

Rehearsals

Swing Band rehearsal is NOT on tonight (the band was told this last week)

Wind Band (until 4.45pm), Combo (until 5.45pm) and Swing Band (until 4.30pm) are all on next week.

Swing Band – today

Well done!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fantastic effort from everyone today – well done & thank you. A great crowd and all very appreciative. Hope all the students enjoyed it and that all the families who came to watch had a good afternoon.

Looking good for next year (and the Summer Concert).

Well Done! (& thank you) – Chamber Concert

A huge ‘WELL DONE!’ to all the students who performed in yesterday evening’s Chamber Concert. It was so fantastic to see a return to public performances following the last 28 months. It was a great opportunity to start getting back into performing and you all did the school proud.

Also … a huge ‘THANK YOU’ to all the family & friends who came to support the concert – it was brilliant to have an audience again, and such an appreciative one at that! We look forward to seeing you all again soon.