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  • Fundraiser Concert in association with the Rotary Club of St Edmund
  •  Date Posted: Sun, 18 Jun 2023


    We enjoyed a wonderful evening of music this Saturday at Wymondham Abbey in support of the Sue Lambert Trust and Community Food Assistance Programmes. The Abbey is an absolutely gorgeous venue to play and the band went all out with a repertoire full of classics, jazz and musicals. We also took full advantage of the impressive church organ to perform a movement of the dramatic Saint-Sáens Organ Symphony to finish the concert.

    A huge thank you to the Rotary Club of Norwich St Edmund for inviting us to play and organising such a lovely evening for such worthwhile causes.

    Image of the band in action is courtesy of our Bass Clarinetist Stephen!


  • Coronation Celebrations in Thorpe St Andrew
  •  Date Posted: Sun, 7 May 2023

    To celebrate the Coronation of King Charles, we were delighted to be invited to take part in an afternoon event at Thorpe St Andrews Parish Church in Norwich. Following a community service, we performed a rousing concert of British classics whilst the congregation enjoyed a Coronation lunch provided by local pub and kitchen The Rivergarden

  • Afternoon of music at The Great Hospital
  •  Date Posted: Sat, 25 Mar 2023

    It´s been 4 years since our last visit but we finally made it back to our favourite venue The Great Hospital to entertain the residents in the lovely Birkback Hall. We performed a fabulous repertoire of music including Mary Poppins, Instant Concert, Street Tango, The Centurion and many more....

  • New year, new committee
  •  Date Posted: Fri, 24 Feb 2023

    We had our AGM this week and our new committee was elected for the year.

    A massive thank you to the outgoing chair and committee members for their fantastic work and dedication over our 25th Anniversary year.... who would have thought we could achieve so much in such a short period! We packed out St Peter Mancroft for our 25th Anniversary concert and played over 10 brilliant concerts throughout the year. We also have a fresh new look for the band including:

    - NEW branding
    - NEW website
    - NEW uniform
    - NEW stand banners

    We look forward to the next year of music making!

  • Norwich City Concert Band celebrates 25 years with Anniversary Concert!
  •  Date Posted: Sat, 27 Aug 2022
    Norwich City Concert Band celebrates 25 years with Anniversary Concert!

    We are getting ready to celebrate!

    2022 represents a significant milestone for Norwich City Concert Band (NCCB) as we celebrate 25 years of making music. Originally founded by four members of a local wind ensemble the band now comprises of over 50 members ranging from their early 20’s through to retirees. Since our first concert in 1997 we have been working hard to bring the joy of live music to the residents across Norwich, Norfolk and Beyond! We are immensely proud of the what we have achieved over the last 25 years which includes playing for Dutch royalty, recording 3 professional CDs, touring in the UK & Europe and being instrumental (forgive the pun!) to a circus routine during the Outthere Festival. We also have a proud history of supporting local charities with over £30,000 raised to date and rising!

    Like many of our fellow community concert bands we have been recovering from a tough couple of years due to the pandemic. Looking back over that period we had many nervous committee meetings unsure of what the future held for the band but always optimistic we'd be back playing together again. The biggest takeaway from that period was the sense of family and support that transcended through the members. It would have been too easy for us to drift apart and not communicate, but instead, the exact opposite happened! For nearly 15 months our regular Wednesday rehearsals were replaced by ZOOM quiz nights, coffee (and Gin!) catch ups and just a general forum to chat about the band's future. For many, this became an important highlight of their lockdown week.

    "It will take more than a pandemic to stop us making music!"

    To celebrate 25 years in style we would like to invite you to join us on Saturday 15th October at the stunning St Peter Mancroft Church Norwich as we celebrate a significant milestone at our anniversary concert!

    Throughout this exciting evening, we’ll be taking concertgoers on a musical journey through the band’s history performing some well-known pieces celebrating our 25 years of music making.

    Tickets £10 Adults/ FREE U16s or Students

    Tickets can be purchased online from our 
    website. Alternatively, you can purchase tickets on the door.

    Finally, all the above would not have been possible if it wasn't for the continued support and enthusiasm of our local audiences for which we are very grateful. We hope you get an opportunity to join in with our 25th anniversary festivities! There is a lot to look forward too!

  • Band Announces Local Charity Support for 2022-23
  •  Date Posted: Sun, 12 Jun 2022
    Band Announces Local Charity Support for 2022-23

    It's essential that we do our bit to look after those who need it most...

    As a ‘community lead band’ we understand how important it is to actively engage in supporting our local community. Pre-pandemic band memebrs would vote each year to support a local charity. Having had 2 years away from the the band room we've decided this year to support the local charity EACH (East Anglian Children's Hospice's), helping to raise donations and supporting their cause in whatever way with can through the music we make.

    Our chosen charity EACH support families and care for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. We look forward to working with the EACH team now and throughout next year. 

    Duchess Of Cambridge Visits EACH Hospice In Quidenham
    Duchess Of Cambridge Visits EACH Hospice In Quidenham

    For more details visit Home - East Anglia's Children's Hospices | Norfolk Cambridgeshire Essex and Suffolk ( 

  • Making Music In Norfolk for 25 years
  •  Date Posted: Sat, 16 Apr 2022
    Making Music In Norfolk for 25 years

    We’re excited to announce the 25th anniversary of Norwich City Concert Band!

    Since our first concert in 1997, we have been working hard to bring the joy of live music to the residents of Norwich, Norfolk, the surrounding communities and our friends across the water in Europe!

    We’re so proud of what we have achieved in that time; Touring in Europe, undertaking a number of recording for CD's, Attending Festivals, Weddings, Fete, Fairs, Military Cermonies and much more...In addition to this, we have a long history of supporting local charities with over £30,000 raised and continue to do so to this day with our designated charity EACH for 2022.

    All the above wouldn’t be possible if it wasn't for the continued support and enthusiasm of our local audiences. So we hope you get an opportunitiy to join in with our 25th anninversary festivities throughout this coming year! There’s a lot to look forward too!

    We’re kicking off the celebrations with a number of local concerts and a rebrand (what this space!)... Keep an eye ? out on our social media pages and marketing material throughout the year. All of our anniversary related posts will be tagged with the hashtag #NCCB25

    Thank you for making our first 25 years such a success! We’re looking forward to celebrating with our fan and followers throughout 2022!

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  • It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
  •  Date Posted: Tue, 7 Dec 2021
    It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

    Feeling festive after our first Christmas concert in two years! 

    Despite the rain and cold it was so lovely to see everyone enjoying the beautiful lights, stopping to listen, singing, dancing and we even got a proposal ?? A huge CONGRATULATIONS to Richard from Viking Stage Lighting ?

  • We joined the world’s finest circus and street art performers!
  •  Date Posted: Mon, 20 Sep 2021
    We joined the world’s finest circus and street art performers!
    We had the honour of being apart of the International Circus Arts Festival during September. Now in its 13th year, the Out There Festival is known to be weird, wonderful, outrageous, and outstanding presenting some of the world’s finest circus and street art performers, showcasing more than 42 artistic companies from nine different nations.

    The reportiore was filled with high-energy, exciting traditonal, classical and contemporary music:
    1. Liberty Bell, Sousa,
    2. Sugar Fairy (Nutcracker)
    3. The Barber Shop, Chaplin 
    4. Movement 1, symphony 40 Mozart 
    5. Turkish March, Mozart, 
    6. Delilah
    7. Saxophone only + Blues malabar
    8. Viaxes e Encontros (Trips and Encounters)
    9. Superstition
    10. O Jai Jai
    11. Arthur's dream (medley of Swipesy Cakewalk, Star Wars, Eye of the Tiger, William Tell, Tarantino)
    12. Muse. Uprising
    13. 5/4 Siteswap
    14. Band Conductor and Sneezes
    15. The Second Waltz. Dimitri Shostakovich
    16. Sing Sing
    17. Kilindeneim, Rage Against The Machine

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  • We're back bigger and better!
  •  Date Posted: Wed, 26 May 2021
    We're back bigger and better!

    Tonight we came together to make music in Mile Cross Methodist Church for the first time since March 2020!

    It's been 15 months since we last played together as a band ? but finally last week we came back together to make music again ?? Long may it continue!

    As you can see from the photo, we're staying socially-distanced it takes some getting used to! Nevertheless, we made excellent progress on the music for our first gig 'Orquesta de Malabares' as apart of the OUTTHERE FESTIVAL 2021 an International Festival of CIrcus Arts held in Great Yarmouth annually...

    Don't miss the band on Sat 18 & Sun 19 Sept 2021 St Georges Park Great Yarmouth. 
  • We need your support!
  •  Date Posted: Sat, 6 Feb 2021
    We need your support!

    ?We need your support! ?

    Like many community groups the COVID 19 pandemic has meant we haven’t been able to perform during 2020. Norwich City Concert Band plays an active role in the local community nurturing talent and spreading musical joy across the county. The pandemic has severely reduced our income and we need your support so we can future-proof the band and provide our local community with bigger and better services.

    Every year we devote all of our concert proceeds towards fundraising for a chosen local charity/community group and over the last 20 yrs we have raised in excess of £22,000 for local charities.

    We have been approved by the Broadland District Council Community at Heart Lottery as a good cause for its newly launched community lottery scheme.

    You will have a 1 in 50 chance of winning a prize of up to £25,000 for a £1 weekly stake. You support will help us to finance outgoings such as insurance that is continuable payable and develop new project when we are able to meet again. 50p from every £1 ticket sold is paid directly to the Band.

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