UVHS Music Department is delighted to announce that the Band of the Royal Marines will be returning to The Coronation Hall to perform alongside UVHS Wind Band.
On Saturday 27th May the Royal Marines Band, regarded as probably the finest military band service in the world, will be coming to Ulverston to perform yet another blockbusting concert alongside the 95-strong UVHS Wind Band who are not only ranked amongst the best school bands in the UK but also have an enviable reputation across Europe. Last year they enjoyed a superb concert tour to Austria culminating in an amazing performance at the home of the Salzburg Philharmonic Orshestra, and this year they are travelling to the Rhine Valley region of Germany to give three high-profile concerts.
The visit to Ulverston by the Royal Marines will be the ninth time since 2014 that they have agreed to share the stage with UVHS – further strengthening the unique relationship between the two organisations. Indeed, following the concert, eight of the UVHS Year 10 GCSE musicians will be travelling down to Portsmouth for a week on work experience at the Royal Marines School of Music.
Amongst the Marines Band there will also be several former UVHS music students making a return to the Coro stage – Sergeant Andy Spain (sax), Musician Rob Norrie (trumpet), Musician Ruth Tarr (violin and sax) and Trainee Musician Jodie Giles (oboe) – as well as a couple of former Marines musicians from UVHS.
As has become tradition, the concert will be in three sections – a set from UVHS Wind Band, a set from the Marines and then a Massed Band Finale, where 35 UVHS instrumentalists will join the Marines to perform a programme that they will have rehearsed in workshops both the previous day and that afternoon.
The whole concert will be an unforgettable experience to both audience and performers alike – tickets go on sale from The Coro Box Office on Saturday 27th February priced from £17.50 to £12, with concessions available for students and OAPs.