Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orchestra

Musical director and conductor: Keiron Anderson
Leader: Kate Brown
Guest conductor: Alistair Parnell
Patron: Martin Ellerby

The Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orchestra

The Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orchestra is considered to be one of the leading orchestras of this type in the UK. Our aim is to perform music to the highest standard enabling us to entertain our audiences whilst raising funds for local charities and organisations.

The players in the orchestra come from a variety of backgrounds, both inside and outside of music. They come together with a common desire to find the heart of music and communicate their enjoyment of the music to everyone.

The Wind Orchestra is able to play a dazzlingly diverse repertoire from well-known orchestral classics, through jazz, swing, film and show tunes to modern wind orchestral music. This is possible because of the versatility of the musicians and the instruments they play. Audience members who are unsure what to expect on their first visit come away knowing that this is great music and musicianship and return to hear us time and again. Our musical programmes are tailored to our audience, as those who have attended our ‘Kidsophonic’ concerts will confirm. Kidsophonic has become part of the Christmas tradition for many families in the East Midlands!

Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orchestra

Keiron Anderson, Musical Director and Conductor

Keiron Anderson was appointed musical director and conductor of the Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orchestra in 2006. As one of the most experienced and innovative conductors of wind groups in the country, Keiron also conducts the Yorkshire Wind Orchestra and the Pheonix Concert Band. In 2005 he was the guest conductor for the National Saxophone Choir of Great Britain at the Edinburgh Festival, including a premiere of his own work. Keiron is a firm believer in the accessibility of all the music played under his direction, whether familiar or not to the audience. He is a consummate all-round musician experienced as a teacher, musical director, performer and composer.