New Logo!

The Band have decided on a new logo. This logo represents that the band is made up from people from various ages, communities and musical experience, that none of us are perfect (hence the blurry edges) but that we are all centred around music.

Many thanks to Donna Rowan Gold for producing our new logo – watch out for it at a concert near you!

Sounds of the Savoy

Nene Valley Community Band are excited to be headlining our first concert at the Deco Theatre, Northampton.

Together with special guests from Abington Wind Band, Potterspury Big Band and more, we will be bringing the music of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Kinks to the auditorium where they played nearly 60 years ago.

Tickets are now available at the Old Savoy’s website:

Remembrance Day Recording

This Saturday, Nene Valley Community Band and the Open Stage Choir , along with additional musicians from Abington Wind Band will be making a special recording of Hymn to The Fallen, the theme from Saving Private Ryan.

We will be sharing the recorded video hopefully in time for Remembrance Sunday, watch this space!

Thank you to everyone who has spent the last 3 months working on this piece, it promises to be a very special occasion for us all.

Back to Rehearsals

Great news! We are back rehearsing at our new home (for now) of Brixworth Village Hall. Rehearsals are 7-9pm on Mondays.

Covid precautions are still being taken, please contact Andy Dickson for details and we will keep you posted as soon as anything changes.

We are rehearsing Hymn to the Fallen with a view to recording this with a choir later in the year, plus plenty of other new pieces.

Nene Valley Community Band appoint new Musical Director

Nene Valley Community Band are pleased to announce that we have appointed Matt Haddock as our new musical director.
Sam Newman, our previous director, has moved on to pastures new with a teacher training position, and we wish him well in his future career.

Matt brings with him an impressive musical pedigree, having studied Music at the University of Chichester, and Post Graduate study at The Royal Academy of Music.
He studied Conducting under Michael Rose, Andre Previn and Bernard Haitink, and has worked in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and France.

Having studied Music over two decades, he is a Senior Lecturer of Music and Composition and Head of Orchestral Study and teaches Woodwind, Piano and Voice at St Giles Music in Northampton.

He cannot wait to start with the Band and lead all of us on to ‘Great Things’.

NVCB record Lockdown tribute to NHS

As one of our own in the band works in the ICU at Northampton General Hospital, the band got together online to put together our cover of ‘What a Wonderful World’. Thanks to the help of James Norden at we’ve been able to produce this very professional looking video, which has already featured in the Northampton Chronicle.

Thanks to all in the band and to James for putting this all together!

Another year at the Northampton Umbrella Fair Festival – 20th & 21st August 2016


And they’re at it again …

Nene Valley Community Band will be performing at the Umbrella Fair Festival again this year on the 21st of August 2016.  We’ll be returning with an expanded repertoire but the same variety of musical styles.  Although it’s peak holiday season, we’ll be there in numbers and make a good showing.

Unlike last year, when we performed a short set at lunch time, we’ll be on in the evening, playing from 7pm, and we’re looking forward to it immensely…

… and if you like what you hear, and if you have a wind instrument you want to play, come and talk to us after the set – whether you’re new to playing, haven’t played for years or play regularly, if you want to join a friendly Community Band, we’re just what you’ve been looking for …