24 years NMBB
Friday 9 September 2016
On September 11, 1992, the NMBB officially became a big band. Two years earlier, the first steps were taken by Erik van Weelden, Wim Nagtegaal en Johan Winter in the canteen of Intradal - a toothpaste factory in Amersfoort - to create a new big band. At that time, this would be the first independent big band in Amersfoort. Police Big Band Pro-Motion already existed, but was a big band consisting of musicians who worked in the Amersfoort police and was financially supported by that corps. Since those early days, many musicians have passed, but the enthusiasm and courage to experiment, remained. Only two musicians - Hans van Weelden on drums and Roel Post on 2nd alto saxophone - are bandmembers since day one.
The picture: the debut performance at The Faam, Hoogland