MAB Week

March Area Band (MAB) Week is our annual celebration of all our Area Bands! Each year we hold 4 performances around the city which showcase the work of each Area Band alongside other NMH ensembles. Read on below to find out more about the recently concluded MAB Week 2020!

MAB Week 2020

This year's MAB Week took place from Monday 9th March 2020 to Thursday 12th March 2020, featuring amazing performances from all Area Bands and other NMH ensembles! As usual the week was chaotic but a lot of fun for children and staff alike who all thoroughly enjoyed the array of Musial talent on display. Continue reading below to discover the variety of events that took place across the week.

Monday, 9 March: The week got off to a great start with performances from Area Band South and the Robin Hood Youth Orchestra Connect (Wind/Brass) at Dovecote Primary School.

Tuesday, 10 March: The second day of the event promoted the Area Band North & North West and RHYO Connect Strings at the Bulwell Academy.

Wednesday, 11 March: Wednesday was the turn of Area Band East & Sherwood, alongside a performance from the wonderful StrOrkestra.

Thursday, 12 March: The final night of MAB week took place at the Bluecoat Academy in Aspley with Area Band Central & West alongside Jazz Squad, and the percussion ensemble Bloco Notto.

As always, MAB week was a wonderful opportunity to showcase the work of all six of our Area Bands and provides the children with invaluable performance experience. This Year we raised £189.18 for Nottingham Area Music Hubs! All funds raised through event donations will go directly back into the charity and ensure we are able to continue providing high class musical education across Nottingham City. If you would like to further support our charity you can find a link to our online donations portal at the top of our web page.

Once again thankyou to everyone who participated and attended our week long event, we appreciate the constant support we receive from parents, schools and the local community.

Bring on MAB Week 2021!

Area Band South Invitation

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Area Band North & North West Invitation

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Area Band East & Sherwood Invitation

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Area Band Central and West Invitation

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MAB Week 2019

Thank you for helping us make 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.

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 were doubled under the Catalyst: Evolve grant.

Children playing guitars at Music Camp
Nottingham Music Hub