Join us

Singing is great fun and we're always on the lookout for new members! The choir practices every Wednesday evening in term time between 5.45pm and 6.30pm for probationers and between 6.15pm and 7.30pm for the main choir. We meet at Daybrook Baptist Church, Daybrook Square, Mansfield Road, Arnold, Nottingham, NG5 6AA (near Carpetright) so why not pop along sometime. You can just sit down on a pew and listen to us practicing if you like, or feel free to join in and sing along with us. You'll always be made to feel really welcome.

Boys... what you can expect

When you first join the Nottingham Boys Choir, you will be what is known as a 'Probationer'. You and the other probationers will learn how to read musical notes, how to use your voice to sing well, and work with the other boys in the choir. You'll be given your own NBC sweatshirt to wear and a bag with the NBC logo on to keep your music in, so right from the start you'll feel like you belong to the choir.

Boys singingYou'll practice once a week, on Wednesday evenings. The main choir practice on Wednesdays too, and once you're in the main choir you'll sing in lots of performances, maybe appear on CDs, perhaps even do a solo or two, but you will definitely make lots of new mates.

Our Musical Director Mr Burton teaches you - and the other lads will give you a hand at first so don't worry. There are awards to work for - special medals with different-coloured ribbons. Each colour means something different. Head choristers wear red.

We do other things too, like bowling and Laserquest! We've been to the Climbing Centre in Nottingham and the 'Magna' Science Centre in Sheffield. Sometimes we get invited to sing in concerts quite far away too, which is cool. See what the boys say about being in the choir.

So why don't you get in touch? We'd love to meet you.

Parents... What you can expect

Singing in a good choir is a very special activity for your child, giving the life-long gift of musical training and appreciation.

Research also shows that involvement in music improves academic performance, develops mental capacity and increases powers of concentration. Many leading musicians including modern artists, soloists, composers and conductors started their careers as choristers. Continued