Norwich City Concert Band
Norwich City Concert Band (NCCB) is a committee lead band, with members covering a wide range of musical abilities. Founded in 1997, from a four-member ensemble, NCCB was seen as an opportunity to bring together like-minded musicians who enjoy playing together in a friendly group. We now have a band that comprises over 36 active members whose enthusiasm and dedication has resulted in the band performing concerts to a very high standard and rewarding the community with great music!
In recent years NCCB has embarked on many tours across Europe and the UK, firstly to the picturesque Menin Gate Ieper in Belgium and later on to the cultural Dutch town of Valkenburg. We celebrated our 15th anniversary tour in Cowes on the Isle of Wright and our most recent venture was up to Nantwich, Chester and Alvaston Hall where we visited the National Arboretum. Each of these tours has been hugely successful uniting the band musically and socially.
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 £14,000 for many good causes such as Musical Keys, Big C, Stepping Stones, The Hamlet Centre, Sistema and most recently for 2017 the Benjamin Foundation
In 2002, Andrew Sinclair (BBC Look East), was appointed the band’s first Vice-President, and in the same year, Andrew compered the band’s 5th Anniversary Concert in the Assembly Rooms in Norwich. Andrew was later appointed the President of the band in 2007.
During 2010 the band moved rehearsal venues from Bignold School to Mile Cross Methodist Church Aylsham Road due to needing more space for the ever exspanding band membership.
In 2011 the band went on tour again performing in both Valkenburg Holland and Monschau Germany.
On Saturday 20th October 2012 the Band performed it’s 15th Anniversary concert in Mile Cross Methodist Church Norwich.
Saturday 25th October 2014 the Band recorded a new Cd at the Atrium North Walsham which will be on sale for £7. The day was a great experience for all the members who played so well all day.
May 22nd 2015 the Band went on Tour to Cheshire performing in Nantwich, Chester and Alvaston Hall. Visiting The National Memorial Arboretum before returning 25th May.
In 2017 the Band went on tour to Nidd Hall in North Yorkshire performing in Harrogate and York. On 14th October the Band performed a 20th Anniversary concert in Norwich.