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Northampton School for Boys

Northampton School for Boys

Music Newsletter - May 2021

After what seems like an eternity for all of us we are pleased to announce we will end the year with a concert featuring some of our wonderful young musicians. The last 16 months have been tough for all of us in perhaps different ways. To end the academic year in some style we will be holding an outdoor event, Picnic in the Park!, on Saturday 17th July in the School grounds which will open at 13.00, music starting at 14.00. Pupils, parents, and all associated with the Department are most welcome to come and enjoy some of our ensembles; bring your own food and drink and start to get back to some sense of normality.

All tickets are £5 (under 5s free) and will be available from or by phoning the Box Office on 01604 258666 from 12.00 on Monday 7th June.

We will be asking current members of Wind Band, Big Bands 1, 2 and 3, Symphonic Winds, Junior & Senior Metalworks, an Alumni Big Band and lots of ex pupils to join us for the performance. 

Rehearsal details are as follows: 

(All Y11 and 13 pupils must also attend where necessary)

Wind Band - rehearsals continue every week from June 10th at normal rehearsal time.

Big Band 3 - rehearsals continue every week from June 8th at normal rehearsal time.

Big Band 2 - rehearsals for the concert on Wednesday 7th July and 14th July at 15.30.

Big Band 1 - rehearsal for the concert on Friday 16th July at 15.00.

Symphonic Winds - rehearsal for the concert Thursday 8th July at 15.30.

Metalworks - Junior & Senior Metalworks continue rehearsing on alternate weeks with Junior starting on June 10th at 12.20 and Senior starting on June 17th at 13.10. A full Metalworks rehearsal with everyone will be scheduled prior to the concert date. 

Please can pupils / parents let the Music Department know asap if anybody cannot make the rehearsals and concert. Our Picnic in the Park! will be an opportunity for so much more than just a concert. Now, more than ever, we need everybody's support!

The Music Team


Northampton School for Boys, Billing Road, Northampton, NN1 5RT
01604 230240