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Windblowers in the Community

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Blackwood Clarinets - masked players!

Blackwood Clarinets - ready for anything!

Blackwood Clarinets show that they are ready for whatever 2020 and beyond throws at them with the fantastic mask-wear! All individually designed for each player and... read more

Blackwood Clarinets are looking for new players!

We are currently looking for Bb Clarinet players to join us. Our rehearsals are every other Thursday evening, during Nottingham term time, between 7:30pm and 9:3... read more

Margaret retires as Secretary of Nottingham Symphonic Winds after 30 years!

Founding member and Group Secretary since day 1, Margaret Frogson MBE has retired from Nottingham Symphonic Winds. Her final concert 'in charge' was Saturday 14th ... read more

Blackwood Clarinet Choir

Blackwood Clarinet Choir - Concert in Plumtree June 2018

Local group Blackwood Clarinet Choir have a concert in the beautiful Plumtree Church on Saturday June 9th 2018 at 7:30pm. read more

NSW new Patron - Martin Ellerby

Nottingham Symphonic Winds - New Patron!

Nottingham Symphonic Winds are delighted to announce that they have a new Patron! Following the sad news that Ernest Tomlinson MBE died earlier in 2015, NSW are ple... read more

An Evening of Light Entertainment with NSWO

The audience were treated to a heart-warming programme of light music on the evening of Sunday 15th June at Saint Margaret’s Church, Aspley. This was delivered b... read more

Nottingham Symphonic Winds celebrates 25th Anniversary!

Nottingham Symphonic Winds (NSW) is to celebrate its Silver Jubilee later this year with a Celebration concert in November. The concert will feature both the membe... read more

NSWO - Concert for ORBS Sunday 10th October 2010 - Nottingham Evening Post Review

JUST imagine for a moment a huge pink collecting bucket as big as the Albert Hall emblazoned with the letters ORBS, the logo of Onco-Plastic Reconstructive Breast S... read more

NSW Celebrate Silver Jubilee in Style! (17th November 2012)

Bands raised the roof in finale. Nottingham Symphonic Winds Albert Hall William Ruff The Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orchestra joined forces with their sister b... read more

Carlton Central Infant & Junior School and Margaret with the Flageolets.
Photo - D Oldershaw

Windblowers and Generation Music Ltd support local music makers!

Nottingham Music Shop, Windblowers of Derby Road, in conjunction with Generation Music Ltd have donated 150 flageolets to local school children in Carlton. The scho... read more

Keiron Anderson conducts Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orchestra on 3rd November 2007 at the Albert Hall, Nottingham. Photo PT Graphics

NSW are critics' choice for 2007 (December 21, 2007)

bestof2007 Nottingham Symphonic Winds' Twenty Year Anniversary concert at the Albert Hall on 3rd November 2007 proved to be a memorable event not only for players ... read more

L-R  David Oldershaw, Margaret Frogson and 
Jon Wakefield of Making Music

Margaret receives her award

The Making Music Lady Hilary Groves prize for 2006 was awarded to Margaret Frogson of Nottingham Symphonic Winds. Margaret was presented with her award by Jon Wake... read more

Margaret Frogson (centre) pictured here with Gill Henshaw (leader) and Keiron Anderson (conductor), NSWO.  (Photo PT Graphics)

Margaret's outstanding contribution to music in the community

Nottingham’s Margaret Frogson has been awarded the Lady Hilary Groves prize by the Making Music, the national federation of music societies. This prestigious pri... read more

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