Thank you for helping us make March Area Band (MAB) Week such a success! We had four performances around the city to celebrate our Area Bands and share their musical achievements. Events also featured performances by RHYO Connect (Wind/Brass), Jazz Squad, Bloco Notto, StrOrkestra!, RHYO Connect (Strings) and Band Factory's Ellie.
MAB Week schedule was as follows:
March 11, Monday @ Nottingham Emmanuel featuring South Area Band and RHYO Connect - Wind/Brass
March 12, Tuesday @ Bulwell Academy featuring Area Bands North & North West, and RHYO Connect - Strings & Band Factory's Ellie
March 13, Wednesday @ Djanogly City Academy, Sherwood Rise Theatre featuring Area Bands East & Sherwood, and StrOrkestra!
March 14, Thursday @ Bluecoat Academy, Aspley featuring Area Bands Central & West, Jazz Squad and Bloco Notto
We had over 270 Area Band participants perform over this week along with young people from our other ensembles. We want to thank Nottingham Emmanuel School, Bulwell Academy, Djanogly City Academy and Bluecoat Academy (Aspley) and the staff there that helped us organise these events. We also want to thank everyone who attended the events! Our bucket donatiosn were higher than ever with £370 donated in total over the four days! All these donations will be doubled under the Catalyst: Evolve grant.
To find out the names of schools participating in each Area Band, see below:
Area Band South: Dovecote, Greenfields, Milford & Whitegate
Area Band North: Bulwell St Marys, Old Basford, Robin Hood, Southglade, Southwark, St Margaret Clitherow & Westglade
Area Band North-West: Hempshill Hall, Cantrell, Crabtree Farm & Rufford
Area Band Sherwood: Claremont, Djanogly Northgate, Djanogly Sherwood, Haydn, Heathfield, Rosslyn Park, Seely & Walter Halls
Area Band East: Bluebell Hill, Nottingham Academy Primary, Sneinton C of E, St Ann's Well & William Booth
Area Band West: Brocklewood, Firbeck, Melbury, Middleton, Portland & Southwold
Area Band Central: Bluecoat Primary, Bentinck, Forest Fields, Mellers, St Mary's Hyson Green, St Augustines & Radford