The Notebenders Big Band is the brainchild of thier patron and inspiration, Andy Hamilton MBE, who is himself remembered with a named seat in the Symphony Hall auditorium. Band members hail from all sections of the diverse and dynamic communities of the City of Birmingham and the wider West Midlands region. They are a true representation of crossing and breaking down barriers through music.
B:Music has been working for over ten years with Ladywood-based community big band, The Notebenders. Led by Conservatoire graduates and supported through B:Music's talent development programme, The Notebenders is a unique and important part of our commitment to supporting the musical aspirations of the people of Birmingham and enabling free access to quality performances in a world class venue.