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Wind Band – Monday 18th March

Due to the school production of Alice next week we do not have use of the Hall – therefore there is a sectional rehearsal foe ALL flutes, oboes, clarinets, saxophones and horns in the Drama Studio from 3.30pm-4.45pm. Please ensure that everyone attends unless in the production or on the geography trip.

More Players Needed – Saturday

As you all know, we are hosting the Cumbria Music Hub’s ‘Big Band Day’ this coming Saturday. However, we are disappointed with the number of UVHS instrumentalists who have so far signed up. This will be a brilliant experience as it is with one of the country’s leading saxophonists and big band leaders – Andy Scott. Any student playing any instrument beyond grade 3 standard is welcome to attend (it is £10 each) and will get a lot out of it from both a playing and composing perspective. In particular, all of our sax players & clarinettists should attend as well as those currently studying (or wishing to study) GCSE and/or A Level.

Please, please, please … if you can attend do. Sign up here: https://buff.ly/49GFjAk

Royal Marines Social – 26th April

On 26th April the Swing Band will be taking to the stage at The Coro alongside the Royal Marines Dance Band for our annual social event. This informal gig will not be publicised beyond the Music Dept and tickets are only available from the Music Dept office.

As in the past, door open at 7.15pm and seating is unreserved cabaret-style. Swing Band will play from 7.30pm-8.30pm and the Marines from 9pm – 10.45pm. The evening will finish at 11pm. The ticket includes pie’n’peas supper (courtesy of Del.ish) with a choice of pies including vegetarian and gluten free – please specify if you would like gluten-free this when buying tickets.

Tickets are £10 each and on sale from Wednesday 6th March. Swing Band members do not need a ticket but will still be fed.

PLEASE NOTE: ALL SWING BAND MEMBERS MUST BE UNDER THE RESPONSIBILITY OF A PARENT OR NAMED OTHER RESPONSIBLE ADULT DUE TO THE NATURE OF THE EVENT, AND NORMAL ALCOHOL LAWS WILL BE IN PLACE AND UPHELD BY THE CORO.