โ„น๏ธ About

We are a music society based at the University of Nottingham, working with the local community to raise funds for charity and performance opportunities for students.

Great music

We make some pretty great music. In fact, our Wind Orchestra won a Platinum Award at the NCBF final 2019.

Unauditioned ensembles

We are super keen on people getting involved in making some music. Whether you're interested in instrument-specific ensembles such as Clarinets or Saxophones, or perhaps our largest ensemble โ€” Concert Band!

Socials

As well as making some great music, we are all keen to make new friends and socialise. We put on many socials throughout the year, so keep an eye out if you want to join in!

๐ŸŽ‰ Welcome from Matt

Hello and welcome to Blowsoc! I’m Matt and I’m thrilled to be Blowsoc president for this year! As a society we offer playing and conducting opportunities for all woodwind, brass and percussion players. We have nine diverse ensembles, all of which are unauditioned expect for our Wind Orchestra and Moonlighters Big Band, so there’s really something for everybody no matter what level you’re at and what style of music you’re into!

There’s also a great social side to the society, with both whole society and ensemble events running throughout the year including a European tour in Easter!

You don’t have to be a Music student to come and join us – in fact I actually study Maths so don’t let that worry you!

Check out the rest of our website for more details on our ensembles and social calendar, and please donโ€™t hesitate to get in touch with me if you have any questions about joining the society!

Matt Smith

Matt is a third year maths student but it's safe to say he spends most of his time at university in the music department! His first instrument is the trumpet and is excited to be the President of the society this year.

๐Ÿ‘ช Meet the Committee

These are the executive committee members that do the day-by-day running of the society.
Matt Smith

Matt Smith

President

Matt is a third year maths student but it's safe to say he spends most of his time at university in the music department! His first instrument is the trumpet and is excited to be the President of the society this year.

Hannah Kemp

Hannah Kemp

Vice-President

Hannah plays the Oboe but likes to dabble with other woodwind instruments too. When not playing music she is being a Geographer; climbing mountains, wading in lakes and collecting algae!

Ollie Cowling

Ollie Cowling

General Secretary

Ollie is a second year music student who plays trumpet and piano. He can always be found in the department, mainly pretending to practice! If you have any questions about our LTC programme feel free to contact him!

Jed Roylance

Jed Roylance

Social Secretary

Jed is a 3rd year music technology student, playing trombone in a lot of the ensembles. A friendly face who enjoys spitting biscuit crumbs down his trombone.

Oli Moring

Oli Moring

Tour Manager

Oli is a mathematics student who can also play the trumpet and organise a pretty-darn-good tour to Belgium.

Maddy Teshola

Maddy Teshola

Treasurer

Maddy is a pharmacist who also happens to be pretty good at the euphonium and keeping track of money.

Adam Blakey

Adam Blakey

Publicity and Marketing Officer

Adam's first instrument is clarinet. In his spare time he does publicity things and perhaps other things too. He occasionally goes outside, but not often.

Catherine Dennison

Catherine Dennison

Ensembles Coordinator

Catherine is a third year music student who plays flute. In her spare time she likes to play the piano and take part in many different music ensembles.

๐ŸŽญ Concerts

Upcoming concerts.

๐ŸŽต Wind Orchestra Auditions

๐ŸŽ‰ Want to be part of our auditioned ๐ŸŽต Wind Orchestra for the 2019/20 academic year? Sign up at the Welcome Fair on Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th September for a slot on the audition Read more…

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Rehearsal Hall, Department of Music, University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD United Kingdom
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๐ŸŽต Concert Band Try-It

๐ŸŽต Come along to Blowsocโ€™s Concert Band try-it rehearsal! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Concert band is our unauditioned wind orchestra open to wind or percussion players of all abilities! Whether youโ€™re a trombonist or a timpanist, a clarinettist Read more…

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Rehearsal Hall, Department of Music, University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD United Kingdom
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๐ŸŽบ Brass Band Try-It

๐ŸŽบ Come along to Blowsocโ€™s University of Nottingham Brass Band Try-It rehearsal! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Brass Band is our unauditioned brass ensemble open to traditional brass instruments, as well as trumpets and french horns, of all abilities! Read more…

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Rehearsal Hall, Department of Music, University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD United Kingdom
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๐Ÿ‘ช Blowsoc Committee LTC

Let the ๐Ÿ‘ช Blowsoc Committee kick off this year's first set of LTCs! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ These guys certainly know what they're doing running a society, but come along to find out how well they can play Read more…

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Djanogly Recital Hall, Music Department, University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD United Kingdom
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๐ŸŽญ Performance Platform LTC

The ๐ŸŽญ Performance Platform LTC is an opportunity for musicians in and around the music department to showcase their talent. ๐ŸŽถ Come along to this LTC for a varied performance program from some very talented Read more…

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Djanogly Recital Hall, Music Department, University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD United Kingdom
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๐Ÿ“ Blog

Things we've been up to.

๐Ÿ“ง Get in Touch

We don't bite (well not email-senders anyway), so drop us a line if you'd like to find out more about Blowsoc!

Find us at Freshers' Fair

Some stall, David Ross Sports Village

Drop us an email

[email protected]

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