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Nottingham Wind Ensemble

Conductor: Stewart Drummond  Leader:  Faye Haslam  Secretary:  Margaret Frogson  MBE 


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Nottingham Wind Ensemble

We are a vibrant and dynamic wind ensemble; performing a variety of concerts throughout the year, to help raise funds for good causes. Our community ethos attracts musicians who are keen to develop their ensemble and instrumental skills; playing together in a fun and friendly environment. 

NWE perform a variety of concerts every year to help raise money for local charities and community projects.  Every year we perform in the Kidsophonic concerts to raise musical awareness amongst youngsters.  

"I always look forward to our Kidsophonic concerts at Christmas. They're great fun. The percussionists always have the best costumes!"

- Chris (Percussionist) 

We have grown from a small group of clarinets and flutes, formed in 1987; to become a full sized community wind ensemble. We welcome musicians who represent a broad range of ages and abilities, supporting each other in rehearsal and performing excellent concerts together.

"When I started, I couldn't believe how much fun it could be playing in a group rather than on my own!" Dave - saxophone.

Please get in touch if you would like us to perform a concert, to help raise funds for your organisation, or if you are a musician who would like to join our ensemble. We rehearse each Sunday morning during term time, at Bluecoat Academy (Aspley Lane, Nottingham, NG8 5GY).

We look forward to hearing from you.

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Stewart Drummond

Conductor, Nottingham Wind Ensemble

Born in Kirkaldy, Stewart studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama where he won the Trombone Prize.  As a 'Sir James Caird Scholarship' holder, he went on to study at the Royal College of Music under John Iveson.  He joined the Orchestra of Scottish Opera and played with them for 14 years. He has also played with the Royal Scottish National, BBC Scottish Symphony, Scottish Chamber, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestras. For 27 years, he was Head of Wind, Brass and Percussion at Uppingham School, including 16 years as a Housemaster.For the last 25 years, Stewart has been sub-principal Trombone with Sinfonia Viva, and is currently Musical Director of the Nottingham Wind Ensemble.