May Music News 2017
National Concert Band Festival news
We are pleased to report that both Symphonic Winds and Big Band III achieved a Gold Award at the National Event in Warwick during the Easter holidays. Photos from the event will be available for parents to purchase at the summer concerts.
National Festival of Music for Youth news
We are also pleased to report that Symphonic Winds have been invited to perform at Symphony Hall, Birmingham, in the National Event on Thursday 6 July. Big Band will also be performing in the Festival Fringe on the same day. Letters to participants are in the post.
Both Music Matters I and Here Comes the Sun! go on sale to Friends on Monday 8 May. Please phone the Box Office for tickets. Once they go on general sale on Monday 15 May tickets can be purchased online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/cripps-hall (booking fee applies). Tickets for Jazz @ The Cripps Summer Hog Roast are already on sale. Please view the band lists for both the main concerts for your information.
A reminder - NSB Music Dept now has its own Twitter account where you can follow up to date news and achievements. The address is @NSBMusicDep
Music Development opportunities
As previously mentioned we have former pupils coming into school to talk about Music Development Opportunities post-NSB:
On Monday 15 May we have Jeremy Ansell, Bandmaster for the Band of the Adjutant General's Corps, coming into school to give a talk about the merits of developing music skills in the Armed Forces.
On Monday 22 May we have Brian Weir from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama coming in to talk to years 10 - 12 about the pros and cons of going to Music College versus University to develop music skills.
The latest Theatre Events leaflet has been delayed in production so we thought you might like to know that there is an NMPAT Orchestral Concert on this Saturday 6 May at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are priced at £6 adults, £4 students and are available to purchase online, through the Box Office or on the evening.
Music Matters 1 band list 2017 - Click Here
Here Comes The Sun band list 2017 - Click Here