Welcome to
Northamptonshire Orchestral Winds

Welcome to the official web site of THE MUSIC SCHOOL (Northampton) and Northamptonshire Orchestral Winds. The world’s first COMMUNITY WIND ORCHESTRA MUSIC COLLEGE.
You can also find THE MUSIC SCHOOL at

Beginner course

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE ORCHESTRAL WINDS is a type of ‘El Sistema’ and was established in October 2005 by its Musical Director and multi instrumentalist, Andrew Bassey. In 2014 NOW is becoming part of a broader organization teaching all instruments.

As well as being highly educational, it is fun to learn musical instruments in groups in NOW. Breaks in rehearsals provide opportunities to catch up with friends over a cup of tea. End of term parties, Summer BBQ’s and performing together in concerts, festivals and fetes are also great times for getting to know one another and make great music!

NEW to NOW is a move Moulton College, West Street, Moulton, Northampton, NN3 7RR. We have our annual festival on 3rd May 2014 whereby all are invited to participate in FREE workshops with Timothy Reynish, our President, and the world’s most famous wind band conductor. Also for your diaries BASBWE NOW Music Education Conference April 10th – 12th 2015, featuring new music, concerts, composers course, conducting course and master classes in many instruments delivered by some of the world’s best musicians. More...