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Part of the musical landscape of the East Midlands since 1991, Nottingham Concert Band is an independent community windband based in West Bridgford, South Nottingham.
The band draws on a diversity of musical styles, from classical transcriptions to contemporary compositions and from film and show compilations to big band favourites, and an extensive repertoire ensures a different programme for each performance.
Since 1993, the band has been led by Conductor & Music Director Robert Parker. A Graduate and Fellow of Trinity College London, where he studied horn and piano, Robert performs professionally in a wide diversity of contexts. He also teaches brass privately and is the county representative for the Trinity examinations board. Robert is assisted by Associate Conductor Ashley Parnell, who occasionally leads rehearsals and concerts in Robert’s absence.
Band membership stands currently at over 60 musicians, who come from all across the East Midlands and who range in age from 17 to 70-plus. Rehearsals are held at Jesse Gray School on Musters Road in West Bridgford each Tuesday evening – except for the Summer, Easter and Christmas holiday periods – and any players interested in attending are invited to get in touch.
Bridgford Park is a beautiful Victorian park set within the leafy suburb of West Bridgford. The park is home to Bridgford Hall which is the base for Rushcliffe Registry Office.
Facilities at the park include a fitness trail, tree trail, junior and teenage play areas, a catering outlet and modern toilets (£0.20p charge).
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