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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (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).
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.
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).
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.