OPEN REHEARSAL NIGHT



Nantwich Concert Band are holding a welcome evening, an
'Open Rehearsal'

on Wednesday 20th September at Brookfield Hall, Shrewbridge Road, CW5 7AB

5.30pm for absolute beginners,
or 6pm if you have played before.

Thanks to a generous gift of money from Baker Wynne & Wilson, we have been able to purchase some new instruments.

We hope the loan of these instruments will encourage players to try playing in a band.

The new instruments will be available to play, or you may bring your own if you have one. 

Just turn up we look forward to seeing you!

If you would like more information contact Nick Birch, email: nbirch92@gmail.com or phone: 07794 369985

For more band info and news visit: www.nantwichband.co.uk 

Community Pledge Fund

Generous donation awarded to Nantwich Concert Band by local Nantwich Estate Agents Baker Wynne Wilson
Nantwich Concert Band Musical Director, Nick Birch and Chairman, Bob Hutton pictured here, received a cheque from Baker Wynne and Wilson. 


The Band is one of the successful applicants in a share of £25,000 community pledge fund which Baker Wynne and Wilson offered to local groups to celebrate 25 years in business.  Due to their kind donation the Band have band have been able to purchase brass and woodwind instruments to be made available to new members helping young people with musical talents.

Thank you Baker Wynne Wilson!
Nantwich Concert Band is an organisation comprising two principal bands: a Concert Wind Band and a Community Training Band

The Concert Wind Band was founded in 1983 (then called Nantwich & District Band) for woodwind and brass players of all ages.  We offer a varied repertoire of music, from the traditional wind band pieces through to more modern pieces and music from stage and screen.  Under the baton of our conductor and Musical Director Nick Birch, the band performs at local fĂȘtes, festivals and carnivals throughout the summer.  You can hear us on many busy Saturdays in Nantwich Town Squareas well as at the annual Nantwich Show, the beautiful riverside Chester Bandstand and the Nantwich Food Festival.  We are particularly busy each Christmas, playing carols in the Square and at other venues around the area.  Every June, we hold a formal 'Midsummer Concert' in the Nantwich Civic Hall and a Charity Concert in the beautiful St Mary's Church Nantwich in October.

The Community Training Band is a dedicated training band, open to beginners of all ages, including those wishing to gain confidence in playing as a group.
The Community Band helps players to gain as much musical experience as possible and strives to include a special section for them to perform in the concert programmes.  Progression to the main Concert Band is encouraged but not compulsory and players from the main band who find they are struggling can always opt for a 'refresher' in the training band.  A few of our Concert Band members come to the Community Band sessions for the opportunity to gain more experience on their second instruments.

Edinburgh Tattoo

A few adventurous band members enjoyed a fabulous trip to this year's Edinburgh Tattoo.




In the afternoon they walked around a packed Edinburgh, taking in gin tasting and shortbread.

The main event in the evening was SPECTACULAR!




Next day they walked up to Arthur's Seat for a group photo



... before the long journey home.


Thanks to Sally (our bass clarinet) and her partner Martyn for doing all the driving.





At one point Martyn was the only one awake - luckily he was driving at the time!

Nantwich Show

This year Nantwich Concert Band are honoured to be invited to perform at the
Nantwich Show.
Wednesday 26th July 2017
We will be playing from 3-4pm


Nantwich Show is famous for it's cheeses




It's a great day out for the whole family.

Performing in Nantwich Square

'Jessie', our latest Band groupie, enthusiastically greeted our audience on Saturday, as we played once again in a beautifully sunny Nantwich Square.  Both Jessie, and our music, went down well with the Saturday shoppers, many of them, pausing and sitting in the sun to listen to our playing.


Having heard us play, we then had great response for our 'Midsummer Concert' this Sunday.
If you haven't already got tickets, you can get them at the Civic, or on the door on Sunday evening.

This year the Band is joined by dancers from the Fraser School of Irish Dance, for an exciting and varied evening, culminating in a joint performance of 'Lord of the Dance' which should get everybody's feet tapping!

NANTWICH SQUARE

In bright April sunshine we played our first gig of the season in Nantwich Square.



Nantwich Concert Band are invited by Nantwich Council to play for the shoppers in the Square on several Saturdays throughout year. We love playing in front of our home crowd, seeing old band members and picking up new ones.  Two new players are thinking of joining after hearing us play on Saturday!


Would you like to join the Band? contact: Musical Director Nick Birch
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Our MD Nick Birch chose some brilliant new pieces to add to our repertoire, some of which we performed here for the first time.  He likes to push us, so some are challenging but all are fun.


HOPE YOU ALL ENJOYED IT