Norwich City Concert Band (NCCB) was founded in 1997 by Bill Moore, an ex-military musician, who saw the potential ‘gap in Norwich’s market’ for a larger, more ‘concert style’ band. NCCB has now been established for over 20 years and continues to go from strength to strength, since re-locating from centre of Norwich at Bignold School to outskirts of the city Mile Cross Methodist Church in the 2010 due to need for more space for the ever expanding band membership.
In recent years NCCB has embarked on many tours across Europe and the UK. Each of these tours has been hugely successful uniting the band musically and socially.
- 2009 – Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium
- 2011 – Valkenburg, Holland & Monschau, Germany
- 2013 – Cowes, Isle of Wright
- 2015 – Alvaston Hall, Nantwich & Chester, UK
- 2017 – Nidd Hall, Harrogate & York, North Yorkshire, UK
Our Charity Fundraising
Unlike many concert bands across the UK NCCB is self-financing and we have, over the years, been able to give back to our local charities by raising in excess of £20,000 for many good causes such as Musical Keys, Big C, Stepping Stones, The Hamlet Centre, Sistema, The Benjamin Foundation and most recently Finnabars Force during 2018.
Past Musical Directors
1998 – 2018 – Brian Dermott
A Duke of Wellington’s Regimental Band as a flautist he attended the Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall, from 1970-71. Brian ended his army career as the Band Sergeant Major of the King’s Regiment in 1991 and started conducting Norwich City Concert Band from late 90s until his retirement in 2018.