Nottingham Wind Ensemble

Conductor: Stuart Drummond
Leader: Faye Haslam

The Nottingham Wind Ensemble is made up of players from diverse musical backgrounds, who enjoy the challenge of playing and performing a wide musical repertoire. Our ages and playing experience are varied, but we share a common ethos: to improve our musicianship by playing together in a friendly and supportive environment under Stewart Drummond, our conductor.

It is important to us that we share our passion for music with others, which we do thorough our performances and we are proud that we have helped the organisation in raising considerable amounts of money for local charities. We rehearse on a Sunday morning in Nottingham and we welcome new woodwind, brass and percussion players. Please contact us on info@nsw.org.uk if you are interested in joining us.

Nottingham Wind Ensemble

Stewart Drummond, Musical Director and Conductor

Born in Kirkaldy, Stewart studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama where he won the Trombone Prize. As a ‘Sir James Caird Scholarship’ holder, he went on to study at the Royal College of Music under John Iveson. He joined the Orchestra of Scottish Opera and played with them for 14 years. He has also played with the Royal Scottish National, BBC Scottish Symphony, Scottish Chamber, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestras. For 27 years, he was Head of Wind, Brass and Percussion at Uppingham School, including 16 years as a Housemaster. Stewart has been sub-principal Trombone with Sinfonia Viva for a number of years, and is currently the Musical Director and Conductor of the Nottingham Wind Ensemble.