Music news 23rd February 2018
Florida Jazz Tour 2018
This was a very successful tour - from the wonderful performances to the weather, from the excellent workshops to the food - a great time was had by all! Mr Druker is putting together a diary, with photos, which will be on the school website shortly.
Friends committee meeting
The next committee meeting is on Tuesday 6 March at 7.00 p.m. in school. This will be an update of the Florida Tour along with planning the NFMY refreshment stall. Everyone is welcome to attend.
We have our first A Level recital evening on Tuesday 13 March from 5 - 8.00 p.m. approx. These performances will be recorded and sent off as part of the students' examinations. This evening is free of charge, you do not need to book, and you can listen to as many or as few performances as you wish. All we ask is that you do not enter the Theatre while a performance is in progress. This is a really great evening of free entertainment so do pop along and enjoy!
'Spring Festival' concert
Our next school concert, 'Spring Festival', is on Tuesday 20 March at 7.000 p.m. Tickets are priced at £3 each and band lists are on the website. Tickets go on general sale on Monday 26 February.
The NSB Musical
The school musical is '???'... but unfortunately we are unable to advertise it externally by name! It will be full of 'Razzle Dazzle' and 'All That Jazz' and will be performed from Wednesday 28 Feb - Friday 2 March. This musical has a recommended age limit of 12+ as it contains themes of prison, murder and sexuality...! Tickets are on sale priced at Adults £10 and Concessions £5. The Box Office is open 12 - 2.00 p.m. Monday - Friday term time only; please phone 01604 258666 (50p booking fee applies) or pop in and buy your tickets in person. During the school day the Box Office can now be found at the Main School Reception. You can also buy tickets online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/cripps-hall (booking fees apply)
National Festival of Music for Youth
The Regional event takes place here in the Cripps Hall Theatre on Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 March. This is a free to enter event with a variety of bands playing from 1 - 9 p.m. on the Saturday and from 9.15 a.m. - 7.30 p.m. on the Sunday. A schedule of when NSB groups are playing is on the website. If there are any students/parents who would like to bake cakes for sale on the Friends refreshment stall, or if there are any parents/friends who can help with preparation/serving, please email Claire Jennings at firstname.lastname@example.org to say what time(s) you would be available.
National Concert Band Festival
Symphonic Winds and Big Band 3 will be performing at the Royal Northern College in Manchester on Saturday 7.00 p.m. April in the National event. Travel details have been sent out to the performers. Audience tickets for this event can be purchased from www.rncm.ac.uk or on the day of the event. Tickets cost £6 (£4 concessions), with £1 online booking fee.
For up to date information please check the school website or follow us on Twitter @NSBMusicDep