Leeds Conservatoire Wind Orchestra

Over the years I have had the great pleasure of working with the staff and students at Leeds Conservatoire and it has always been an excellent musical and educational experience for everyone involved. The college is a hive of musical activity with an enabling atmosphere and a desire for excellence. After lockdown it is hoped that large ensemble work can resume there for the benefit of all those enthusiastic young players


Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orchestra

The Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orchestra has become established as one of the country’s leading groups of its kind, known for its exciting and diverse concert performances.

The award-winning group is also committed to raising money for charitable causes, and has raised over £40,000 for local and national charities since its formation in 1987.

NSWO are also active in promoting musical awareness and education for adults and children. Particularly well known are the popular Saturday morning children’s concerts. These fun concerts, base don a variety of themes, are aimed at a wide age group and are educational as well as entertaining.


Phoenix Concert Band

Phoenix Concert Band is rapidly gaining recognition as one of the leading community ensembles in its field in West Yorkshire. The band is a community band, drawing its membership from a wide cross-section of ages and backgrounds. The players all share a love of music making and a wish to promote the playing of wind band music as widely as possible.

It is 3 bands in one: Concert Band, Wind Band and Stage Ensemble, with a number of smaller groups such as the Saxophone and Wind Ensemble and Folk Group. The Phoenix Concert Band can provide performances for all occasions.

The band performs for a number of charities and since January 2001 has raised in excess of £10,000 for local churches, Guide Dogs, Scout Association etc.


Yorkshire Wind Orchestra

The Yorkshire Wind Orchestra was formed as a direct result of the celebration of the Centenary of the Leeds City Charter in 1993 after a concert in Leeds Town Hall, in which some 250 local wind players took part.

A large wind ensemble of woodwind, brass and percussion, the Yorkshire Wind Orchestra performs to the highest possible standards. Many of the players are professionally engaged in music, not necessarily primarily as performers, but as instrumental teachers, students and dedicated amateurs.