Sherwood Forest Rotary Proms

by | 10 March 2024 | Hobbies, Music, Rotary, Sherwood

It’s nearly time to get yourselves ready for the Rotary Proms at St Paulinus Church, New Ollerton on Saturday 23rd March.

Organised by Sherwood Forest Rotary Club, the evening will be hosted by Malcolm Bevan and will feature the Dukeries Community Concert Band conducted by Mr Ray Jones.

The band will be joined by the Edwinstowe Handbell Ringers who have proved to be a big hit at previous events and have become well-known in the wider area. It is an amazing performance to watch as well as listen to, and immense fun.

Making her first appearance at the Proms will be Beverley Davis-Clegg, who will entertain with many favourite songs from shows such as Les Miserables.

Organisers have reduced the price of entry for the Proms. It is £5.00 for admission on the door, but children under the age of 12 will be allowed in free of charge as long as they are accompanied by an adult.

The evening will be full of music and ticket sales will help your local Rotary club raise funds for local and international charities.

Sherwood Forest Rotary Club

Sherwood Forest Rotary Club’s annual Christmas Tesco collection raised short of £1,000, all of which goes towards local groups and causes. Thank you all for your generosity.

Recently, the Club have donated to the Furniture Project, Ollerton Food Bank, the Junior Town Council, Bilsthorpe Food Bank as well as Dementia UK, the RSPCA and Parkinson’s UK. White Ribbon UK and Cardiac Arrest in the Young have also received donations from Sherwood Forest Rotary Club. And as an international organisation they we continue to support areas hit by disaster, including the UK’s as major flooding disasters.

For the golfers amongst you, the Rotary Charity Golf Day will be held at Rufford Park Golf Club on Tuesday 4th June. This year the main charities will be Cancer Research and Maggie’s. If you are interested please contact the club at

Dukeries Community Band

The Dukeries Community Band are looking forward to their performance, which will comprise popular pieces along with music traditionally associated with proms concerts. There will certainly be something to get you singing and tapping along. Flag waving is optional but highly encouraged.

If you’ve ever thought you’d like to be part of a concert band, new players are welcome to any of their rehearsals to join in straight away or just to listen (they don’t audition). They are a community concert band comprising brass, woodwind and percussion instruments. Their current age range is from 11 to over 80 so please don’t think you are too young or old to join. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t played for a while, or have started to learn fairly recently. What they ask is that you can read music, want to improve, can attend rehearsals and are able to play in their concerts.

They rehearse each Tuesday during term time at the Dukeries Academy, New Ollerton from 7.00pm to 9.00pm.

They are also happy to hear from organisations who would like us to play for them. For more information, please contact or check out