Tickets are now on sale for 'Celebrating Communities', a special concert being staged by Nottingham Concert Band to mark its 20th anniversary.
Taking place in St Peter's Church in Ruddington on Saturday 16 July, the event will be the platform for the public world premiere of A Nottingham Festival, a new piece composed for Nottingham Concert Band by Philip Sparke and sponsored by Flint Bishop Solicitors.
Formed as Trent Concert Band in 1991, Nottingham Concert Band is one of the largest community wind-bands in the area and is led by Conductor & Music Director Robert Parker. In addition to the premiere of A Nottingham Festival, the programme for the anniversary concert will feature some of the band's own favourites from the last 20 years, plus a selection of recent additions to its repertoire - including a fairy tale with a twist narrated by guest presenter David Machell.
Celebrating Communities with Nottingham Concert Band starts at 7.30pm. Tickets (?8 for adults, to include a glass of wine/juice, or ?5 for under 16s) are available in advance from the Church Office (0115 878 0579), by e-mail to:
or by calling 01949 860126. Proceeds from the concert will be donated to church funds.
Comprising 60+ regular players, Nottingham Concert Band rehearses weekly in West Bridgford and has a busy year-round programme of formal concerts and outdoor events across the East Midlands. For details on the anniversary concert and other events, visit