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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

SaxDay Weekend 2014

Details of the Nottingham SaxDay 2014 can now be found on their website at It falls over the weekend of February 22nd - 23rd 2014 at the Hayes Co... read more

A Musical Evening at St Margaret's - June 15th 2013

The 'Windblowers' concert was excellent. The evening was well attended and the orchestra got us off to a dramatic start with Shostakovitch's Festive Overture after ... read more

Nottingham Sax Day 2013

“Saxday .... the best day of the week” That sums up the feelings of everyone who attended the Sax Day at Nottingham’s Djanogly Art Centre on 10th March. Cou... 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

Concert reviews - NSWO November 26th and December 3rd 2011

Thoresby Park - The Riding Hall Sunday 26th November 2011 On Sunday 27th November the Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orchestra took the opportunity to perform at Thores... 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

Hard at work in one of the sessions

Nottingham Sax Weekend, 19th-21st March 2010, hailed a huge success by all!

Nottingham Saxophone Weekend The Hayes, Swanwick, Derbyshire, March 19th - 21st 2010 More than fifty saxophonists from all over the UK enjoyed a packed program... read more

NSWO Derby Cathedral February 2011

NSWO - Derby Cathedral February 2011

Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orchestra (NSWO) put together a varied programme of classical music, perfect for the beautiful setting of Derby Cathedral. The concert op... read more

2010 Kidsophonic Magical Christmas Concerts

NSW Kidsophonic 2010 Magical Christmas More than 700 children and adults descended on Nottingham’s Albert Hall for the 2010 NSW ‘Magical Christmas’ spect... read more

NSWO - Summer Season Finale at Djanogly Recital Hall, Saturday 10th July 2010

NOTTINGHAM SYMPHONIC WINDS Lakeside Arts Centre Peter Palmer When, five years ago, Keiron Anderson first took charge of Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orchestra, he... 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 Christmas Concert raises money for Maggies Appeal

Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orchestra joined forces with Tollerton Junior School Choir on Saturday December 5th 2009 at St Giles' Church West Bridgford. The annual ... 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

Kidsophonic Dec 2008

Technicolour magic at the Albert Hall (December 20, 2008)

More than 650 children and adults were treated to a Christmas spectacular at the Albert Hall in Nottingham on the morning of the 20th December 2008. Not only was S... 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

NSWO End of Season Finale a great success!

The following review has come from the Nottingham Evening Post (Peter Palmer) "This orchestra was already an accomplished ensemble before Keiron Anderson be... read more

NSWO at Derby Cathedral - photo PTGraphics

Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orchestra Triumph in Derby!

On Saturday 7th June 2008 Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orchestra played to a virtually full house in the huge space of Derby Cathedral. The setting was perfect for an... read more

Equinox at Chatsworth

Equinox 'Partial Eclipse' CD review from CASS

Clarinet and Saxophone Journal Spring 2008 Partial Eclipse is the first CD by Equinox Saxophone Ensemble, formed by Alistair Parnell in 2005. The album compris... read more

Keiron Anderson conducts the combined forces of 140+ players in
David Bedford's Sun Paints Rainbows on the Vast Waves
Photo PTGraphics

Nottingham Symphonic Winds Twentieth Anniversary Workshops

Anniversaries are often a time to reflect and to take stock, as well as looking forward. In preparing for its Twenty Year anniversary, the members and organisers o... 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

AKAI EWI4000S electric wind instrument

We are very excited to announce the arrival of the new Akai EWI 4000s Electric Wind Instrument. It’s sudden popularity in the Nottingham area may be partly att... 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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