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Concert Band

Our Concert Band plays popular songs, including film and musical scores.

What can I expect?

Led by Director of Music, Matthew Hopkins, the Concert Band is a fun, friendly and relaxed ensemble who meet weekly to play movie scores, musical numbers and lots more!

How do I join?

Who can join?
Our Concert Band welcomes NTU students, staff and members of the local community.

Is there an audition?
There is no audition to join the Concert Band.

What experience do I need?
You should be able to play your instrument to around Grade 6 standard, but you don't need to have taken exams.

What if I don't have an instrument?
You may be able to hire an instrument from NTU Music. Email music@ntu.ac.uk or call into the Music Centre to find out more.

I'm ready to join – how do I sign up and how much does it cost?
You can purchase your membership through the NTU Online Store.

Membership for the academic year costs:

  • £20 for NTU Students
  • £40 for NTU staff and NTU alumni
  • £80 for community members

If you join after Christmas, the cost is discounted by a third.

What's included in my membership?
Your membership includes rehearsals and performances. You will need to supply your own concert uniform, which consists of a smart black shirt and trousers, with black shoes.

Rehearsal information

Rehearsals take place on Thursdays (term time only) between 6 pm and 7.30 pm in University Hall on City Campus, or via Zoom for those needing to join virtually.

For more information about rehearsals email music@ntu.ac.uk or call 0115 848 4570.

Performances and tours

Our Concert Band has won several awards at the National Concert Band Festival, and performs regularly in NTU Music's concert season.

Members have had the opportunity to travel and perform abroad, touring recently to Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Germany.

Due to COVID-19 we've suspended our concert season, but we hope there will be opportunities for the Concert Band to perform in the new year. At present we are unable to plan international trips, but we hope to resume these once it is safe to do so.

Still need help?

NTU Music
+44 (0)115 848 4570