Charity Concert in aid of MS UK
The Band are performing a Concert at St Peter and St Pauls Church at Warsop on Saturday evening, 21st March, 2015, at 7.00pm. The programme will include music from the Opera Carmen, the hit James Bond Movie 'Skyfall', Peter Grahams "Call of the Cossacks" and not forgetting Highlights from the global blockbuster film 'Frozen'!
Why not pop along for a great evening of entertainment for all the family?
We look forward to seeing you on Saturday evening.
Notts Police Band to appear on Notts TV! More details to follow soon!!
Number Of Concerts is Increasing !
The band are busy preparing for some high profile concerts within the first half of the year. We are not going to give all the news away (it's always good to hold back a few surprises!) however we will be working on the following music in readiness:
Serenade - Derek Bourgeois
Gaelforce - Peter Graham
The Padstowe Lifeboat - Sir Malcolm Arnold
Paladio - Karl Jenkins
Popular Song from Facade - William Walton
Carmen - Georges Bizet
See our events page for concert details. Looking forward to seeing you all soon!
Introducing the latest addition to the band on Trumpet – Pete Stockdale
Pete is an outstanding musician having served for over 30 years with the RAF Central Band. He was awarded the MBE in Her Majesty the Queen’s New Years Honours list in 1996, also in receipt of the Silver Medal from the Worshipful Company of Musicians for the most outstanding student bandmaster of 1990.
He was the Musical Director of the RAF Association Presidents Band and became a Freeman of the City of London in 2013.
More recently Pete has been the Conductor and Instrumental Specialist (Brass) to the Qatar Armed Forces Band.
Police Band Director of Music, Gary Glover A.R.C.M. said, “We are delighted that Pete has joined the band. His undoubted musical talent and wealth of experience will I am sure, prove to be invaluable. You are very welcome Pete and we are all looking forward to working with you”
Nottingham Evening Post 02-Mar-2015
The band are pleased to have been mentioned in the Nottingham Evening Post.
Turner Hall Christmas Concert
Last night we were in concert at Turner Hall, Mansfield Woodhouse. Loads of festive cheer on the programme, starting with Sleigh Ride, 12 Days of Christmas, and including the awesome, outstanding, "Proclamation of Christmas" by Stephen Bulla!
It was a fabulous gig, back with our old friends at Mansfield Woodhouse! Super evening and a substantial amount of money raised for various good causes! See you all again in 2016!
Here a few of our snaps of the event.
IPA - Monte Carlo
From the outset, this trip was a bit of a gamble, to take a reduced band to a venue which we could not investigate before hand, to represent the Nottinghamshire Police force, and indeed the UK, on a global platform. Not to mention the trust that the International Police Association put in us for being able to deliver a musical event, so far from home, with no ‘backup’ plan being available, but the band performed admirably.
We can hold our heads up and say that we put on a musical event with a level professionalism that we should be very proud of. From the back room staff who organised the trip from the UK (Emma and Nicky), our two delivery boys (Nigel and Nick) who made sure that the mountain of instruments, drum kit, music stands and sheet music all arrived in Monaco (with special thanks to ‘Harrison Ford Travel’ of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire for sponsoring us with the supply of a van), the magnificent six who organised and rehearsed a small musical group presentation on the steps of the ‘Casino de Monte Carlo’, to the rest of the band who were a pleasure to be a part of, and performed their tasks with a quiet skill that went unnoticed for all the right reasons. Well done to you all, you should feel very proud of your achievement, and I hope we all feel honoured to be a part of the Nottinghamshire Police Band.
The Monaco section of the International Police Association were the best hosts we could have hoped for, nothing was left to chance or overlooked. We were looked after from our arrival at Nice Airport on the Friday, until the moment we returned to the airport on the Sunday. With exceptional dinners, entertainment, occasions to remember, and good company. Thank you to Phillipe and all of your team, you could not have made us feel more welcome.
The following is a cutting from the Nottingham Evening Post
Proudly Supporting a Fitting Tribute
Nottinghamshire Police Band were invited to provide music for a moving and dignified service yesterday to remember Nottinghamshire Police Officers who have died in service to their communities.
The magnificent St Peter's church in the heart of Nottingham was filled with music from the band and the Choir of the Cranmer Company of Singers; Elgar's 'Nimrod' and Malcolm Archer's 'In War' perfectly fitting the occasion.
Band members spoke of their feelings of sadness and gratitude but truly felt honoured to be present at this service and played their finest for these exceptional officers and those they left behind.
24 September 2012
Rain Stops Play
The forecast of heavy rain and Met Office flood warnings have, sadly, put paid to the open air proms picnic concert organised for this Saturday, 7th July, at Radcliffe-on-Trent Golf Club by Hilltoppers Golf Society.
The decision was made this afternoon in the light of our unseasonally wet 'summer' so far. Nobody likes a soggy sandwich and we prefer our audiences dry. Hands holding umbrellas are no use for clapping!.
Plans will be made for an alternative date and details will be published here so do check again if you bought tickets. We still want to raise some funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Unit at City Hospital.
Apologies for having to disappoint, we were looking forward to it as much as you were. Watch this space and we'll see you another time.
5 July 2012
Derbyshire Debut for Jubilee Song
The Nottinghamshire Police Band enjoyed an out of county experience last Saturday, playing to an enthusiastic audience in Heanor Methodist Church in Derbyshire.
The program included some old favourites from Disney, Cole Porter and Leroy Anderson and more contemporary music from Karl Jenkins and Philip Sparke. Striving to be as up-to-date as it is possible to be, the band was proud to debut a brand new arrangement by our own Director of Music, Gary Glover, of 'Sing' by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Gary Barlow ('the other Gary') written specially for the occasion of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
This was one of two of Gary's arrangements included in the evening's entertainment, the other being 'Wherever You Are' by Paul Mealor for Gareth Malone and the Military Wives Choir which made the Christmas number one spot last year. A lovely flute solo played beautifully by Nikki Rowlands.
Thank you for having us, Heanor, we would love to come back and see you again!
26 June 2012
Len's a Long-Serving Legend
Len Greatorex joined the Nottinghamshire Police Band in 1952 playing the Bass Trombone and was told he was expected to serve a six month probation period. He's still waiting to hear if he passed.
Now in his 60th year Len is still going strong. He is estimated to have attended somewhere in the region of 2,500 rehearsals and 1,500 engagements! He is a fine Bass Trombonist who tells us he still plays every day (and it shows, Len) and with as near a 100% attendance record as it is possible to achieve I think we can safely say he got the job.
Many congratulations, Len, and here's to the next 60!
2 May 2012