Hello and welcome to Blowsoc, the University of Nottingham’s wind, brass and percussion society! I’m Freya, this year’s president.
With the addition of our brand new trombone ensemble, we now have 10 ensembles open to all different standards so whether you’ve just picked up a flute for the first time, got diplomas in four different instruments or or anything in between, we’ve definitely got something for you. Each ensemble has elected student conductors and managers, forming our artistic committee as well as our executive committee, who keep things running around the society.
There are many opportunities to perform within Blowsoc, from our series of weekly lunchtime concerts hosted alongside Mussoc, to our annual Christmas extravaganza, bringing all the ensembles together. We also have termly concerts for our two auditioned ensembles, Wind Orchestra and Moonlighters, along with the national and local competitions that our Wind Orchestra and Brass Band attend. Our Brass Band also frequently busks within the community and we work with local schools and community centres to arrange termly outreach opportunities for each small ensemble.
As well as all of the musical opportunities, Blowsoc has a very active social calendar with a great mix of club nights, balls, bar crawls, games evenings, as well as more chilled well-being socials, including visits to Pot ‘n’ Kettle and coffee shop meet ups! We also have annual alumni events.
Check out the rest of our website for more details on our ensembles and social calendar, and please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me if you have any questions about joining the society!