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New - The Saxophone by John Harle

This seminal work by master saxophonist John Harle offers players of all levels the most in-depth approach to playing the saxophone ever published. In this beautif... read more

Margaret and her Guard of Honour!

Margaret Frogson receives her MBE at Buckingham Palace

Windblowers co-owner, Margaret Frogson, has been awarded the Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queen's Birthday honours list. The citation rea... read more

Display at the show.

Windblowers display at the regional round of BASBWE festival 2016

Windblowers were delighted to be involved with the regional heats of this years British Association of Symphonic Bands and Wind Ensmbles Festival on Sunday 27th Nov... read more

Trophy winners

Nottingham High School for Girls - Junior School Music Festival 2014

Windblowers were delighted to be involved with the children of the Nottingham Girls High School, Junior School, Music Festival this year. Both Sarah and Margaret w... read more

Equinox at the 16th World Sax Congress - the biggest ever!

Imagine around 1000 saxophonists, including some of world's most eminent and accomplished players, all clutching their congress programme and finding their way to m... read more

'Raw' Power at Windblowers!

On Friday 4th May top UK pro sax star Andy Brush will be in store to demonstrate and talk about the new Signature Custom RAW saxophone range. Come along and try the... read more

Local Musicians celebrate 25 years!

Local musicians, members of Nottingham Symphonic Winds, are celebrating reacheing their Silver Jubilee this year. Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orchestra and sister gr... read more

A concert review by Keiron Anderson - Musical Director, Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orchestra

2011 has been a very good year for NSWO. At the end of June I was considering ways to improve the group even more and the opportunity to make a recording at BBC Man... read more

Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orchestra get tuned ready to start recording.  Photo credit Alison Bailey

NSWO feature on BBC Radio 3!

Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orchestra trip the light fantastic on Radio 3 Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orchestra (NSWO) were among the ensembles selected to participate... read more

NSWO to be recorded by BBC Radio 3

Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orchestra to feature in BBC festival Nottingham’s unique award-winning group, the Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orchestra (NSWO) are amon... read more

NSW members were colourfully attired for a morning of dance music, with Alistair Parnell and co-host Claire Hollis.

Sellout concert brings in the dancing crowds

The 2009 Nottingham Symphonic Winds 'Strictly Kidsophonic' Saturday morning concert was a great success, selling out weeks before. More than 600 children and ad... read more

NSWO Wow Royal Concert Hall!

On Saturday 26th September, NSWO joined with the Lace City Chorus, Tollerton School and internationally renowned tenor, John Hudson in a special concert to celebrat... read more

Left to right;  Jon Oldershaw, Nicola Pennill, Becky Deans, Alistair Parnell, Matt Lond, Gayle Lond, Michelle Phillips, Daniel Christian, Keri Degg, Kirsty Everett
Photo Andrew Pennill

Concert report: Equinox at Djanogly Recital Hall 4th April 2009

Part of the Nottingham University Lakeside Arts Centre, the 200-seat Djanogly Recital Hall has superb acoustics and has been described as "the best hall for ch... read more

NSWO Summer Finale Concert - 'Breathtaking performance.'

"Breathtaking performance." Review of 11 July concert by John Henshaw (July 15, 2009) NSWO are grateful to audience member John Henshaw who has sent th... read more

Snake Davis

Snake Davis Concert has them Dancing in the Aisles!

Snake Davis's gig on Saturday 31st January at Arnold's Bonington Theatre was an amazing event. This was a masterclass in virtuoso playing, encompassing virtually... read more

Windblowers Celebrate 25 years!
Partners and staff.

Windblowers Celebrate 25 years in Style!

Windblowers celebrated 25 years of trading on Saturday 18th October 2008 at the East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham University, with a Gala Evening featurin... read more

Music Industries Association Award

Windblowers have been presented with the Music Industries Association Award for Educational Initiative 2007, sponsored by Classic fm, for their development of music... read more

Equinox with EWI and Nigel Wood

First performance of new work for EWI and saxophone ensemble

The Equinox sax ensemble gave the first performance of Nigel Wood's 'Partial Eclipse' to a capacity crowd at the de la Beche theatre in Keyworth, Nottinghamshire on... read more

David Oldershaw  (left) and Margaret Frogson of Windblowers hand over the new bass sax to player James Crockford and Equinox leader Alistair Parnell.  (Photo A Pennill)

Bass saxophone is latest addition to Equinox lineup

Equinox are delighted to announce their most recent addition to the saxophone lineup! Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Windblowers Music Shop in Nottingham,... read more

New look Windblowers website

Windblowers are proud to launch their new look website. You can now browse our online shop at your leisure and place an order by ringing 0115 941 0543. We wi... read more

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