Norfolk Broads Conert Band can trace its roots back to November 1991 when the original Brass Band was first established. Initially known as Fleggburgh Brass, wind players as well as brass approached the band and it was not uncommon to see a clarinet amongst the cornet ranks.
By 1995 the band had expanded to the extent that larger rehearsal facilities were require so moved to Repps. In the following year the band name was changed to Norfolk Broads Brass and a training band was setup to cater for less experienced players.
In 1998 support was offered by the Music For Schools Foundation which meant the regular provision of an experienced tutor.
Enquiries had been received from several woodwind players and the training band became the Norfolk Broads Wind Band. For three years the two bands operated under the same banner with very close ties but separate identities. The highlights from that period were always the joint concerts.
In September 2001 the Brass and Wind Bands amalgamated to form the Norfolk Broads Concert Band as we know it today.
Musical Director - Linda Purdy BAHonsMusEd,FTCL,LTCL(Teach)
Linda has been the Musical Director of the Norfolk Broads Concert Band since its' formation having started the band with a handful of her pupils.