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Nottingham Wind Ensemble


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Nottingham Wind Ensemble

Conductor: Stewart Drummond  Leader:  Faye Haslam


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Do you play woodwind, brass or percussion?

Are you an adult looking for a friendly group to join?

Would you like to try playing in a large group?!

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Nottingham Wind Ensemble

Founded in 1987, Nottingham Wind ensemble is made up of approximately 30 diverse players, who enjoy playing and performing a wide repertoire of music. Our ages and playing experience are varied, but we share a common ethos; to improve our musicianship by playing together in a friendly and supportive environment under Stewart Drummond, our conductor.

Through our performances we share our passion for music and we are proud that we have been able to raise considerable amounts for local charities over the years. We meet for rehearsal every Sunday morning during term time at Bluecoat school (Aspley Lane, Nottingham NG8 5GY) and we always like to hear from new players.

If you are interested in joining us or want information on booking Nottingham Wind Ensemble, please get in touch we'd love to hear 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.