|16.00 - 18.00 SW rehearsal (Music School)
19.00 'Farewell Concert (Blake Theatre) JB, BB & SW
|19.00 Junior Ensembles Chamber Concert (Blake Theatre) - JSW
NO BRASS BAND REHEARSAL
19.00 Hatton-Bucknall Woodwind Competition (Glover Music School)
08.30 SW Play @ HMSG Assembly (HMSG Main Hall)
10.00 Grange Band at Open Morning
|SYMPHONIC WINDS rehearsal (without Form V)
13.30 Grange Band depart (with Choir) for Gibraltar Care Village
14.30 Grange Band performance at Gibraltar Care Village, Monmouth
14.30 PIV Form Concert
NO BRASS BAND REHEARSAL (internal exam week)
SYMPHONIC WINDS rehearsal (without Form V)
18.00 Band musicians depart for WNO Wind Band Concert (RWCMD)
SYMPHONIC WINDS rehearsal (without Form V) TBC
Congratulations and thank you for such an excellent performance at the Farewell Concert. I really appreciated the hard work that you all had put in during the rehearsals last term leading up to it. This term we will be preparing for the Commemoration Service on the last day of term. There will be weekly rehearsals with the exception of May 7th (as I have a concert with Grange Orchestra that evening) and June 18th which is internal exam week.
Jazz Band will continue through the Summer Term with new players joining and those of you experienced players helping them along before study leave begins. I know both Mr Williams and I thought that our performance at the Farewell Concert was very good so thank you for that and I look forward to some more enjoyable playing this term.
As always at this time of the year, we welcome new players into Grange Band – at the time of writing boys from Prep III have already been to a couple of rehearsals and they look set to make a big impact on the ensemble thanks to the work of Miss Beak, Mr Hathaway and Mr Jones in Prep II and the start of Prep III.
Grange Band will take part in the upcoming Open Morning (11th May), there is a visit to and performance at Gibraltar Care Village (June 14th) and a school concert (July 2nd) in addition to the participation at the reception following Grange Prize-Giving – a busy term!
During the Easter holidays, sixteen members of JSW enjoyed a tour to Paris. This was a combined venture with Wisbech Grammar School, the musical highlight of which was an extended performance on the bandstand in the Jardin du Luxembourg – one of the best performance venues in Paris. The ‘Paris programme’ will form the backbone of the performance at the Junior Ensembles Concert this term after which most of form 3 and one or two of form 2 will be invited to make the move to SW. JSW will take a well-earned break and reconvene at the start of the Michaelmas Term
Thank you for your performances at the chamber music concert in the Chapel at the end of last term – the woodwind and brass chamber music concert has become one of the most enjoyable evenings in the musical year.
SW will take a short break after playing at HMSG assembly – there will be three rehearsals after half term (without form 5 but including boys invited from JSW) so that we can make a start on repertoire for the 400th anniversary concert in 2014.
The scheduling of the ‘Farewell Concert’ on the third day of this term meant that preparations were somewhat hectic! My sincere thanks to parents who enabled band members to come to the workshop rehearsal ahead of the concert. This year’s leavers are a remarkable bunch and although they are large in number, they leave behind a strong ensemble – thank you for all you have done.
It is with sadness that we bid farewell to Miss Beak at the end of this term.
We thank her most sincerely for everything that she has done and wish her all the very best for the future.
Mrs. Dollins Miss Beak