Student and local musicians join forces for brass band parade

Students and amateur musicians will join Hackney Colliery Band for a parade through Nottingham city centre during this year’s Hockley Hustle.

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Students and amateur musicians will join Hackney Colliery Band for a parade through Nottingham city centre during this year’s Hockley Hustle.

Nottingham Trent University has teamed up with educational charity Music for Everyone to give young musicians the chance to perform with a live brass band and support the annual festival.

The 30-strong parade will take place on Sunday 8 October from 2pm, departing the Spiegeltent in the Old Market Square before heading to Hockley in a tour de force of trumpets, trombones, saxophones and percussion.

Hackney Colliery Band is known for its 21st Century brass band sound merged with contemporary rock and has previously collaborated with Amy Winehouse and Jamie Cullum.

Barbara Matthews, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Culture at Nottingham Trent University (NTU), said: “NTU is committed to playing a leading role in the social and cultural development of the East Midlands, hence our enthusiastic support of Nottingham’s bid to be European Capital of Culture.

“We are delighted to have the opportunity to join forces with the fabulous Hackney Colliery Band and local musicians. Together we are looking forward to a lively, noisy and inspiring day at Hockley Hustle.”

The parade has been arranged by NTU Music, an extra-curricular department offering students, staff, and members of the local community the opportunity to take part in performances, develop their musical talents, and meet like-minded people.

Angela Kay, artistic director of Music for Everyone (MfE), said: “We are delighted to be linking up with our friends from Nottingham Trent University. For many years we have worked in a collaborative way, and this a great project which brings together musicians from both NTU, MfE and Notts Youth Jazz Orchestra in an exciting community event.”

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    NTU Music is led by the university’s Director of Music, Matthew Hopkins. NTU Music is an extra-curricular department offering students, staff, and members of the local community the opportunity to take part in unforgettable performances, develop their musical talents, and meet like-minded people. It has a range of ensembles and activities ranging from an award-winning chamber choir, brass band and string sinfonia, to a drumline and band development programme. It also provides expert music tuition and a range of scholarships and awards.

    Nottingham Trent University was named Modern University of the Year in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018. The award recognises NTU for its strong student satisfaction, quality of teaching, overall student experience and engagement with employers.

    Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is one of the largest UK universities with nearly 28,000 students and more than 3,500 staff across four campuses, contributing £496m to the UK economy every year. It is one of the most environmentally-friendly universities, containing some of the country’s most inspiring and efficient award-winning buildings.

    The University is passionate about creating opportunities and its extensive outreach programme is designed to enable NTU to be a vehicle for social mobility. The University is the sixth biggest recruiter of students from disadvantaged backgrounds in the country and 95.6% of its graduates go on to employment or further education within six months of leaving.

    NTU is home to world-class research, winning The Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2015 - the highest national honour for a UK university. The prize recognised pioneering projects to improve the detection of weapons and explosives in luggage, enable safer production of powdered infant formula and combat food fraud.

    With an international student population of approximately 2,600 from around 100 countries, the University prides itself on its global outlook and seeks to attract talented students and staff from across the world

Student and local musicians join forces for brass band parade

Published on 5 October 2017
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