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Wind Band Tour, 2023

Letters about our proposed concert tout to France (Loire Valley & Normandy) in July 2023 will be given out at the Wind Band rehearsal tomorrow (Monday). Please ensure that there is full attendance – thank you.

Ensembles & Rehearsals

All musical ensembles are up and running from tomorrow – please check the Enrichment Timetable below and make sure that instruments are in on the correct days. In order to get to lunchtime rehearsals on time (12.55pm), students need to either bring a packed lunch or order a grab-a-bag at morning break. Full attendance is essential (including ALL woodwind and brass players in yr7-9 going to Junior Band, especially if they are also in Wind Band!).

WELCOME BACK!!!!

I know it’s a little premature, but welcome back to the new school year and (hopefully) a ‘normal’ year in terms of rehearsals and performances across all the Performing Arts at UVHS. Below are some important dates for the first few weeks – the lunchtime rehearsal timetable will be confirmed next week and then published here as well.

Thursday 8th                        Combo                 3.30-4.30pm

Friday 9th                              Swing Band         3.30-4.30pm

Monday 12th                       Wind Band          3.30-4.45pm

Wednesday 14th                Combo                 3.30-4.30pm

Thursday 15th                     Combo                 3.30-4.30pm

Friday 16th                           Swing Band         3.30-4.30pm

Monday 19th                       Wind Band          3.30-4.45pm

Wednesday 21st                PRIZEGIVING @ The Coro             Combo 6.30-8.45pm

Friday 23rd                           Swing Band         3.30-4.30pm

Monday 26th                       Wind Band          3.30-4.45pm

Wednesday 28th                Combo                 3.30-4.30pm

Thursday 29th                     OPEN EVENING @ School             Combo 5.30-7.30pm

Congratulations Everyone!!

Just a quick message to say “WELL DONE” to all the students performing in last night’s Summer Concert. I was SO proud of each and every one of the musicians and (if you hadn’t noticed) was quite emotional getting back to the Coro and being able to stage a full concert again.

I hope that everyone enjoyed performing and, despite the initial nerves, are now looking forward to next year’s concerts.

Also – huge thanks to the Little Big Band for their gig at the Coast Roads Festival last weekend as well as at the Sponsored Walk this afternoon: great performances at both, especially today in the heat.

Happy Summer Holidays to everyone and here’s to next year, with the Christmas Festival, the Marines’ concert and the Wind Band Tour in July 2023.

Little Big Band – tomorrow

A reminder to all members of the Little Big Band that they need to be at the music Dept by midday tomorrow (Monday) for our gig in school. Dress is non-uniform (but please wear lanyards – including yr13 & yr11). Remember sunscreen, water & shades!!!!!

We will be playing almost the same set as Coast Roads Festival.

Volunteers for Tomorrow

If one or two parents are able to get to The Coro by 6.15pm tomorrow to help on the door & raffle I would be very grateful – likewise one or two yr13 musicians for programmes/door/raffle.

Many thanks – PS: get-in at The Coro is at 1.30pm if any sixth-formers are available.

Help Needed (Yr11-13)

Hello all 11-13 students – I will need help loading the van on Friday afternoon from 3.30pm-4pm, and then unloading it and setting the stage on Sunday at The Coro from 1.30pm-3pm.

We have to take ALL of both the Swing Band and Wind Band equipment to The Coro and set it up (as well as chairs) so it is a fairly big job – one I cannot do no my own, especially with a hernia and a ‘shot’ knee.

Thank you in advance!!!!!

Wind Band – reminder

A reminder that we have our last Wind Band rehearsal of the year tomorrow (3.30-5.15pm). Please could EVERYONE make a special effort to be there? Also, we need to attract as large an audience as possible, so please, please, please spread the word as much as possible and post the poster on social media…

Summer Concert Letter

This is the letter that has been given out to all players in the Wind Band, Swing Band, Junior Band & Choir over the last 2 weeks. All details for the Summer Concert on Sunday 17th are here – and a reminder that tickets are available from the Music Office.