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Windblowers Celebrate 25 years in Style!

Windblowers Celebrate 25 years!
Partners and staff.
Windblowers Celebrate 25 years! Partners and staff.

Windblowers celebrated 25 years of trading on Saturday 18th October 2008 at the East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham University, with a Gala Evening featuring two of their sponsored groups, Equinox Saxophone Ensemble - led by Alistair Parnell, and Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orchestra - under the baton of Keiron Anderson. The evening started with a grand champagne reception hosted by the Windblowers staff, led by partners Margaret Frogson and David Oldershaw with members of the trade, local teachers, professionals and customers. Equinox serenaded from above while the Lord Mayor of Nottingham met with Windblowers and their guests.
The evening followed on with a concert by NSWO and finished with a Buffet Supper for over 200.

The Evening Post's William Ruff was in attendance and wrote the following report:

'The pre-concert champagne set the tone for an evening that sparkled in celebration of a special anniversary. Windblowers, Derby Road music shop and tireless sponsors of community music groups and festivals in the area, is 25 years old.

Of all the jewels in their richly studded crown none shines brighter than the Nottingham Symphonic Winds, so it was fitting that they should take to the stage at the East Midlands Conference Centre to provide the evening’s entertainment.

Conductor Kieron Anderson led the band through a cosmopolitan selection of numbers designed to showcase not only precise ensemble (achieved despite the unhelpful acoustics) but also much individual virtuosity.

Russia, America, England, Vienna and Spain were some of the places whose music was represented, with the selection from Porgy and Bess and saxophonist Alistair Parnell’s breathtaking performance of Pequena Czardas standing out as highlights in a well-judged and highly entertaining programme.'

The evening was enjoyed by all!

Congratulations Windblowers! Here's to the next 25!

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