The Big Band, Strings Ensemble and Concert Orchestra
Each year we invite a selection of current members of both the orchestra and concert band to form three further ensembles – the National Scout and Guide Big Band, the National Scout and Guide Concert Orchestra, and the National Scout and Guide Strings Ensemble. These ensembles tend to be formed from our older and more experienced players. The groups perform as guest artistes at the NSGCB concert in August, in addition to appearing at special events around the country at other times of the year. Over the last few years this has included leading a Last Night of the Proms event at Rolleston Scouts HQ near Burton on Trent, and we continue to look for further performance opportunities.