We are delighted to be welcoming professional jazz saxophonist and composer, Andy Scott, to UVHS on Saturday 16th March for a Big Band Day. Details are below and I would encourage all members of the bands who can attend to do so – he is a brilliant educator and musician. Although the workshop is open to all 11-18 year-olds in the region (playing at grade 3+ standard) I expect a large proportion of attendees to be our own, but it is a great chance to showcase the school bands to other students from other schools and possibly promote 6th form music here, if not lower down the school as well. Sign up here: https://buff.ly/49GFjAk
Big Band Day with Andy Scott. Join Andy, saxophonist and composer, someone who creates projects and collaborates, which has taken him all over the world, for our second day of music making.
16 March: Ulverston Victoria High School
“I’m looking forward to working with some of the young musicians in Cumbria for a day. Everyone who plays an instrument is welcome. We’ll make music together, we’ll improvise, swap ideas and have some fun. Music is about listening and being part of a team, let’s enjoy ourselves.
Our first gig of 2024 is next Friday at Greenodd Village Hall. The full Swing Band will be performing, and there will be a few numbers from the Little Big Band as well.
Entry is on the door (£8/£5), and you are encouraged to bring your own refreshments (of any type) and snacks, although tea & coffee will be available. Seating is cabaret style.
Students need to arrive by 7pm at the latest so that we can get set up on the (small) stage and work out the best way to squeeze together – any advanced Tetris players are welcome to come and observe/advise!!!!
Uniform is: black shoes/socks, black jeans/trousers, Swing Band shirt/black shirt (I am trying to either get hold of more band shirts or make them available to buy online.
#As you all know, we are once again hosting the Royal Marines on 26th/27th April at The Coro. The concert on the 27th features UVHS Wind Band and th Marines in a joint concert. Tickets are now available here: