About Nantwich Concert Band

The Concert Band

The Nantwich Concert Band was founded in 1983 (then called Nantwich & District Band) for woodwind and brass players of all ages. We offer a varied repertoire, from the traditional wind band music through to more modern pieces from stage and screen. Under the baton of our Musical Director Nick Birch, the band performs at local fetes, festivals and carnivals throughout the summer. You can regularly hear us on many busy weekends in Nantwich Town square as well as at the Nantwich food festival. Every summer we hold our formal ‘Midsummer Music’ Concert at Nantwich Civic Hall.

In May 2022 our organisation will expand to include two additional bands for under-18s - a Junior Band and Youth Band.

Many members have been band members for years (even decades), and some are brand new. We welcome everyone and try to have fun whilst we practice and perform. Rehearsals combine learning pieces, practising in groups/sections, and learning to play together. Everyone is friendly and we try to help each other out.

We don't have formal 'entrance requirements' or auditions for any of our bands, although some ability is required to play along. We recommend the following playing ability as a good starting point:

  • Junior Band (under 18s only): Beginner, taking lessons
  • Youth Band (under 18s only): Grade 3+
  • Concert Band: Grade 4+

If you're not sure ask Nick our Musical Director for advice - musicaldirector@nantwichband.co.uk 

Joining the band

If you play an instrument or have just started learning then why not come along and join us.

Rehearsals take place at Highfields Academy

Concert Band: Wednesdays 7.15pm-9.00pm  

Junior Band: Sundays 9.00am-10.00am

Youth Band: Sundays 10.30am-12.00pm

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