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Wind Band Uniform

Lots of Wind Band shirts have just made it to my office!! Apparently they were delivered last week but were then accidentally stashed away by the site team, so apologies.

If you have ordered a shirt please ask your child to come and see me in my office tomorrow/Monday OR collect at the Wind Band rehearsal after school on Monday.


Congratulations to the yr10 ‘boy-band’ which raised a brilliant £180 at the Dickensian Festival last week. A reminder that groups can go into Ulverston at any time and book slots in Barrow town centre by using the contacts in the previous post about busking in Barrow. I also have an email address to use if any students wish to book a busking session in Tesco Extra in Barrow.

On Sunday 18th Dec there is also a Christmas Fair in Ulverston with stalls, Santa etc, and the Market Hall will be open – buskers are welcome throughout town from 10am-3pm. The Little Big Band may also put in an appearance from 2-3pm at the Market Cross, but this is not yet confirmed.

Wind Band tomorrow

Tomorrow afternoon’s Wind Band rehearsal will go on until 5pm tomorrow in order for us to prepare for the Festival on the 14th. Next Monday’s rehearsal (12th) will go on until 5.15pm for the same reason (and also to get all the equipment ready for transporting to The Coro.

It is imperative that we have full attendance at both rehearsals if at all possible.

Christmas Festival – raffle request

At last week’s meeting raffles were discussed and it was proposed (and then unanimously agreed) that instead of asking for random donations of items we should try to focus more on ‘high end’ prizes such as a hamper, experience voucher (eg. Haverthwaite railway), meal voucher (at a local pub or restaurant) etc. Raffles at concerts are the main profit-makers of events – in terms of the Marines concert, the only profit-maker.

Therefore, if any parents either work at places (or have friends that work at places) which may be up for donating something along these lines please could you see if you can get anything. In return I can offer advertising space in the concert programme provided that I have the prize and artwork by Friday 9th December – alternatively I can offer advertising in the Marines Concert programme for prizes donated for 4th Feb. Advertising size is landscape A6.

If you require a generic letter from me to back up a request please email me and I can provide it for you.

Royal Marines – tickets

Tickets for our joint concert with the Marines (on Sat 4th Feb) go on ‘priority booking’ on Saturday from 10am here: The Band of His Majesty’s Royal Marines – The Coro

You will need to have an account with The Coro and log in before you can proceed to the ‘enter password’ section. The password is – Marines23

Please note that unless you are using a desktop or laptop computer you must have a Paypal Account in order to purchase tickets. When using a desktop/laptop, although the Paypal option will come up you can instead choose the ‘Pay by credit/debit card’. If using any other device you can only pay through Paypal.