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His Majesty’s Royal Marine Band

UVHS Music Department is delighted to announce that it will once again be hosting The Band of His Majesty’s Royal Marines for a weekend of workshops and concerts at The Coro in Ulverston.

The unique partnership between the two organisations, which includes annual joint concert weekends in Ulverston as well as regular ‘work experience trips’ down to Portsmouth for UVHS musicians, has now been going for 20 years and has seen countless students benefit from the professional coaching that the Marines Band Service provides during visits, with several auditioning for, and enjoying successful careers in, the band services of the Marines, Army and RAF.

On Saturday 27th April the UVHS Wind Band and the Marines will once again be coming together at The Coro to stage what promises to be yet another spectacular concert. The UVHS Band (which is currently preparing for its next international tour to Germany and Belgium in July) will take the stage first before the Marines (regarded as arguably the finest Armed Services music organisations in the world) play a varied set of their own.  For the final third of the concert, 35 senior UVHS musicians will join the Marines on stage for a thrilling finale which will be the culmination of 2 afternoon’s workshops and rehearsals.

Richard Butler MBE (Assistant Headteacher and Head of Music) said, “All the students and staff are really excited to be welcoming the Marines back to Ulverston.  Over the last 20 years many of the Marines musicians have become friends of ours and the experience that our musicians get is really beyond value. We are also hoping that most, if not all, our former students who are now professional musicians across the armed services will be able to return ‘home’ to The Coro and perform alongside us.”

Tickets for this musical spectacular are now available from The Coro Box Office: UVHS Wind Band in Concert with the Royal Marines - The Coro