Nottingham Concert Band (Robert Parker) is looking forward to a smarter future
after receiving a grant from the Nottinghamshire Community Foundation.
Formed originally in 1991 and now a registered charity, Nottingham Concert
Band performs throughout the year for community events and charitable causes
across the East Midlands of England. The £3,146 which the band has received
from the Foundation will enable each of its 65 members to be equipped with a
specially-made stand banner to improve presentation, thereby contributing to the
creation of a strong visual impression to support the musical experience. The
money came from the Nottingham & Nottinghamshire Grassroots Grants
Programme, which receives its income from local benefactors, business and
"Our thanks must go to the people of Nottinghamshire for this generous
grant, which will enable us to add a stunning visual counterpoint to our
increasingly diverse concert repertoire," said Robert Parker, the Band's
conductor. "In addition to enhancing the performance experience for
spectators and players alike, Iím confident that this will contribute to the
continued development of the band by attracting new members and helping us reach
out to new audiences."
The Community Foundation Advisor for the Foundation said, "we are
delighted to be able to award this grant to [the] Nottingham Concert Band and we
support them in the work they are doing in their community. Nottinghamshire
Community Foundation is all about supporting local people to find local
solutions to local problems by distributing money to people who really do and
will make a difference for the future."
and production of the banners has now been put in hand with a specialist U.K.
manufacturer; the band hopes to take delivery in time to start its new term in