Newark and Sherwood Concert Band

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Newark and Sherwood Concert Band
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Background information
OriginNewark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, East Midlands, England, United Kingdom
GenresConcert Band/Wind Band
Years active1997 - present
MembersPrincipal Conductor
Colum J O'Shea

Newark and Sherwood Concert Band (NSCB) is a community concert band (also known as a wind band) in Nottinghamshire and regularly performs throughout the county. Newark and Sherwood Concert Band has its home in Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire in the East Midlands. It is independent. The band draws on a diversity of musical styles, from classical transcriptions to contemporary compositions and from film and show compilations to big band favourites. It has in excess of 50 regular members.

Since May 2015 the band has been based at Kelham Hall near Newark, Nottinghamshire.


Established in 1997 by Caroline Noble as Newark and Sherwood College and Community Orchestra at what was then Newark College. It did not continue for long as an orchestra and shortly afterwards became Newark and Sherwood Concert Band.

In 2009 the band was awarded a grant by the Lottery funded 'Awards for All' programme, which enabled it to buy a comprehensive range of percussion instruments and other items of equipment.

Since January 2013 the band has been led by Conductor and Musical Director Colum J O'Shea.

Robert Jenrick, the Member of Parliament for Newark-on-Trent was President of the band between June 2014 and June 2016. The current president is Mrs Rita Crowe, the Mayor of Newark 2017-2018.

Tony Marriott (and until his death Geoffrey Foulds) has been patron of the Band since October 2014.


Newark and Sherwood Concert Band has established a year-round programme of formal evening concerts, plus a busy summer season of outdoor engagements. Appearances in the recent past have included:

Newark Town Hall
Collingham Show
Upton Fete
Nottinghamshire Agricultural Show
Newark Brass Explosion
Newark Riverside Festival
The Palace Theatre, Newark
Kelham Hall & Country Park, Kelham, Newark

Conductor, Musical Director[edit]

The conductor and musical director is Colum J O'Shea.


Band membership stands currently at over 50 musicians, who come from across Nottinghamshire and who range in age from 8 to 80-plus.

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