Brrrrrrrr BUXTON!! 2016


NANTWICH CONCERT BAND
PLAYED OUR FIRST CONCERT OF THE YEAR AT THE PAVILION GARDENS
IN BEAUTIFUL BUXTON!
ON EASTER BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY

Easter was VERY early this year and the journey there was certainly exciting .......

..... but we at NCB are brave and stoical and maybe a touch crazy? The good old British weather wasn't going to stop us .....
....... but brrrrrr it was very cold on that bandstand!!
Undaunted, in hats, fingerless gloves and as many clothes we could fit under our band fleeces, we played through our programme, given a real lift from four mates of Nick's from the Royal Northern - wow, thanks guys - you can play with us anytime!

1st Set
The New Colonial
Beauty and the Beast
Memory
In the Valley of the Sun
Hymn for Band
Irish Tune from County Derry
Keep Smiling Through
Livin on a Prayer
Hoe Down

2nd Set
Malaguena
Colonel Bogey
Neil Diamond
Happy
Amazing Grace
Thriller
Music

We were centre stage, on the historic bandstand, playing as part of the prestigious 'Bands in the Park' season.

Our unsung heroine was our Muriel (Bb Bass Duncan's mum) who collected money for us from an appreciative (and very hardy) Buxton audience and posted this video on Facebook of us playing 'Malaguena' - here's the link ...

https://www.facebook.com/nantwichband/videos/vb.1401205363442411/1752415454988065/?type=2&theater&notif_t=like
(it makes me cold just watching it!)

Thanks, Muriel!

NICK'S A WINNER!

Some of you more eagle-eyed fans of Nantwich Concert Band may have noticed a recent date change for our Midsummer Concert in June this year.  We have the very BEST of excuses for moving the date of the concert,  now taking place on Sunday June 26th at Nantwich Civic Hall.

We at NCB, are proud to announce that Nick Birch, our great Musical Director is once again in the spotlights.

The Trombone Choir of Royal Northern College of Music in which he plays, has won the International Trombone Association Emory Remington Trombone Choir Competition.


They are the first British group to win the prize since the competition started in 1971 - that's our Nick on the left.

The prize is to perform a recital at Julliard School of Music as part of the International Trombone Festival between the 8th and 11th June 2016, (which was when our concert in Nantwich was originally scheduled )

SO NOW HE'S PERFORMING IN NEW YORK!!


C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !!


Here's a link for you to hear their winning piece https://www.facebook.com/RNCMtrombones/videos