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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.
Newark Castle has weathered many historic storms. It stands now, partially destroyed, as a reminder of Newark's turbulent history.
Today, visitors can take tours, visit exhibitions or walk through the Victorian gardens.
The Castle is open all year from dawn until dusk.
Find out about King John and his links to Newark Castle with this informative exhibitions. The exhibition is open Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 10am to 2pm.
Located in the North West tower, this exhibition is accessible through the warden's office. The exhibit is accessed via a narrow staircase.
There is a charge for the guided tours, access to the gardens and exhibition are free.
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Newark Castle, Castlegate,
Newark upon Trent,
Very Limited Seating, Bring your own deckchair.