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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.
This Green Flag award winning park is Nottingham's oldest public park and the closest park to the city centre. A historic, beautifully maintained park that is home to an important collection of over 800 trees, some of which are from the original collection planted in the 19th century.
The main aim of the design for Arboretum was to take advantage of the landscape setting whilst providing an interlinking network of walkways and socialising areas. As a result over 1010 specimen trees and shrubs were planted along with winding paths and sweeping lawns. The plantings were laid out in what is known as 'The Natural Order' to provide an educational link to nature through botanical interpretation. Some of the mature trees and shrubs growing here are living relics of the original collection such as the Lime Trees which were planted as nursery trees. There are currently over 800 trees of 65 species. The layout of the park is relatively unchanged and as a result the Arboretum is Grade II listed on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens maintained by English Heritage and contains 9 Grade II Listed structures within its layout, providing a key asset to Nottingham's Victorian Heritage.
Disabled on site parking is available by prior arrangement.
On street parking is available nearby.
Toilets are open on event days only.
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Limited Seating, Bring your own chair / blanket