The Norfolk Keyboard Orchestra was started in January 2008 to give young pianists and keyboard players an opportunity to play together in a social setting.

It seemed to me that children learning to play other instruments were quickly incorporated into school bands and orchestras, but there was nothing like that for those who were learning piano or keyboard, especially in the early stages.

I started NKO to address this problem, and it quickly grew and gained many members. The emphasis is on playing together and learning to be part of an orchestra. It’s fun, it’s sociable and it’s different. In fact, NKO is the only orchestra of its type in the country!

We still have a relatively young membership, and would love to have more adult members. We do have a few, but there’s safety in numbers, so if any adult piano or keyboard students would like to join us we’d be delighted to welcome you to the Norfolk Keyboard Orchestra!

Rehearsals take place on Thursdays, 5.30-7.00pm, at Brundall Memorial Hall, Links Avenue, Brundall. NR13 5LL. We rehearse weekly during term-time only, and there’s a concert for parents, families and friends at the end of each term.

Please get in touch with me if you’d like to know more, or to apply to join NKO. We’d love to hear from you!

NKO Dates, Spring Term 2022: Thursday 13th January to Thursday 10th February inclusive, and Thursday 24th February to Thursday 24th March inclusive.

NKO Dates, Summer Term 2022: Thursdays 12th May, 19th May, 26th May, 9th June, 16th June, 23rd June, 30th June and 7th July. On 7th July we are playing for a ceilidh, so this will be both rehearsal and performance and will finish later than usual. Please join in, or just come to the ceilidh and have a great time dancing to traditional music!