New Term Dates for 2023!!

Wednesday 4th January 9-9.30am

Wednesday 11th January 8-9pm

Wednesday 18th January 9-9.30am

Wednesday 1st February 9-9.30am

Wednesday 8th February 8-9pm

Wednesday 15th February 9-9.30am (bring the kids if it’s half term!)

Wednesday 1st March 9-9.30am

Wednesday 8th March 8-9pm

Wednesday 15th March 9-9.30am

Rehearsal Planning 01.02.23 (9-9.30am)

The morning session this week guys! Let’s start with a warm up then I’d like to run through some of our older recorded songs as we prepare for the gig on 8th March!

Quick whip through a little bit of the harmonies for ‘We’ve only just begun’ – depends who’s on the call.

Let’s raise the roof and start our day the way we mean to go on.

Rehearsal Audio and Notes 18.01.23

NHSBT 18.01.23

Lovely to see you all this morning. I think we got the party started as soon as ABBA came on! Nice moves!

We sang through the Tune/Yellow part for ‘We’ve only just begun’ and talked a bit about breathing and how to expand those long notes to stop them becoming stale and dull. Think like a stingray. We agreed to put the conducting video up for the Yellow part so that people can make a start – we’re not meeting again until 1st February (morning session).

SuperSong not going down too well today! I will persevere…….

See you all next time!

Rehearsal Planning 18.01.23 [9-9.30am]

Let us lift our spirits on these cold grey mornings!

We’ll have a warm up to get us all moving.

Let’s sing through ‘We’ve only just begun’ focussing on the tune. This is our recording project and I’d like everyone to record a Yellow (tune) part as well as one other harmony (more if you want to!)

I’d like another sing through of ‘Giant’ as this is the cross-choir super song this term.

Let’s have a bit of fun with a bit of ‘Ain’t no Mountain’ – a fantastic feel good song.

And a little spot of ABBA…

Let’s finish with a bit of….

Rehearsal Audio 11.01.23

NHSBT 11.01.23 Part 1
NHSBT 11.01.23 Part 2

Ooh lovely to see you all tonight including cats!!!

Lots of good songs! Some very happy faces! Loved it.

we are going move ahead with our next recording project!

So next week in the morning session we’ll go over the song again. I’d like everyone to learn the main tune and take on one additional harmony part (or more, if you’re feeling brave!)

Rehearsal Planning 11.01.23 – 8-9pm

As per the rehearsal last week, we will be working on the following things!

We’ll warm up, or course. You asked for ‘We’ve only just begun’ so we’ll have a song through and then I’ll take you through the 4 part harmony underneath. Of course it sounds a lot, but you only have to sing one part!

Despite not scoring particularly highly, I’d like to make a start on ‘Giant’ as I have massive plans for this cross-choir song. I’ve created an arrangement which we’ll start working with.

Giant – Guide Master All Parts

Let’s go back in time to an old favourite

Then we’ll have a tea breakout!

We’ve already started ‘Angels’ but it would be great to have a recap at the parts.

And let’s have another sing through of ‘Days’ which you liked last time.

I’d like to start planning for a recording so we’ll have a little vote on that. ‘Giant’ will get recorded at some point but that will be a collaboration – we need something just for us too.

Let’s finish with a couple of rousing things….

Rehearsal Notes 04.01.23

NHSBT 04.01.23

Lovely to see you today! We sang through some new stuff and some old stuff…

So judging by this poll, we’ll continue with ‘Angels’ for the next session and start the harmonies for ‘We’ve only just begun’ – they’re tricky but they’re worth it!

We’ll also work a little more on ‘Days’ and ‘Green green grass’ as well as singing through some old favourites.

We are going to be working on getting our profile raised to encourage new singers – this popped up in the survey from the end of last year. Let’s see if we can spread more joy and happiness!

Rehearsal Planning 04.01.23 – 9-9.30am

Quick blast and a welcome back! Let’s see how much good feeling we can get out of today’s session! We’ll be having a sing through of some new songs so I can get a feel for what you’d like to work on more…. as well as going back to some of the songs we started before Christmas and never finished!

Rehearsal Audio 14.12.22

NHSBT 14.12.22 Part 1
NHSBT 14.12.22 Part 2

And here’s your recording of ‘Somewhere only we know’!

Somewhere Only We Know NHSBT Master

We are back on Wednesday 4th January for the morning session!

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a peaceful New Year. Thanks for your continued support and singing.