The National Youth Wind Orchestra of Great Britain

Meet the NYWO team

Sir Simon Rattle OM CBE

Sir Simon Rattle OM CBE

Patron

photograph © Mat Hennek Warner Classics

“NYWO consists of some of the finest young wind players in the country. The future of music lies in the hands of young players such as these. We should all do our best to ensure that everyone concerned with this tremendous orchestra is given help and encouragement, financial or otherwise, to continue with this rewarding and worthwhile work in music education.”

Sir Simon Rattle OM CBEPatron
Eric McGavin

Eric McGavin

Founder - Founded original orchestra, The British Youth Wind Orchestra in 1968

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Andrew McGavin

Andrew McGavin

Established orchestra as a charity in 1986
Stephen Dodgson

Stephen Dodgson

Established orchestra as a charity in 1986
Leonard Salzedo

Leonard Salzedo

Established orchestra as a charity in 1986
Robert Montgomery

Robert Montgomery

Established orchestra as a charity in 1986
Andrew McGavin

Andrew McGavin

Vice President
Tim Reynish

Tim Reynish

Vice President
Professor Jonathan Freeman-Attwood

Professor Jonathan Freeman-Attwood

Vice President
Dr Ursula Jones OBE

Dr Ursula Jones OBE

Trustee
Paul Harris

Paul Harris

Trustee
Dr Robert Childs

Dr Robert Childs

Trustee
Colin Lewis

Colin Lewis

Trustee
Quentin Poole

Quentin Poole

Advisor
Martin Ellerby

Martin Ellerby

Advisor
Ian M Shepherd

Ian M Shepherd

Advisor
Nigel Smethers

Nigel Smethers

Honorary Treasurer
BKR Haines Watts

BKR Haines Watts

Accountant
Roger Minty

Roger Minty

Chairman
Simon de Souza, Pete Harrison

Simon de Souza, Pete Harrison

NYWO Chamber Music Course
Neil Crossley

Neil Crossley

NYWO Saxophone Course

Leonie Minty

Development Manager

Pam Vernon

Matron

Leonie Minty, Louise Norton, Rory Farrell, William Minty, Jon Sheppard, Luke Tayler

Staff