Saxophonics is a talented and versatile saxophone ensemble of up to twenty members, incorporating the saxophone range from soprano to baritone. The aim was originally to give students an alternative avenue to learning/performing other than lessons and exams, but since the group started it has attracted new members of all ages. They have performed in venues all over Wiltshire and are always guaranteed to get your foot tapping with our wide range of repertoire and varied programmes of music, including classical, ragtime, swing and latin styles to name but a few.
Nicole Willis took over as Conductor of Saxophonics in September 2009. She began her musical career as a Junior Exhibitioner at the London College of Music. She went on to study flute, piccolo and piano at Trinity College of Music where she was also awarded the “Friends of New York Prize”. After leaving college Nicole took up the Saxophone which enabled her to broaden her musical horizons, and be able to be involved in a greater variety of music. As a freelance performer Nicole has played Principal Flute and Piccolo in various Orchestras but also maintained an interest in Chamber Music, playing in a Wind Quintet for a number of years and also several Saxophone Quartets. She was a member of a Flute Quartet that gave regular BBC Radio broadcasts, has played on various CDs, and regularly tours abroad taking part in International Music Festivals. Aside from being a busy performer Nicole also maintains a busy teaching practice. She was the Conductor of the Kingston Wind Band for 14 years, and has always been involved in coaching and running a variety of ensembles.