ℹ️ 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 β€” 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!

πŸŽ‰ 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 don’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.

πŸ‘ͺ 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 biologist 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.

🎭 Concerts

Upcoming concerts.
Djanogly Recital Hall, Music Department, University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD United Kingdom
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Moonlighters Big Band @ Peggy’s Skylight

Moonlighters is the University of Nottingham’s student-run big band. The band plays music in variety of styles, ranging from classic big band swing and groovy Latin tunes to driving funk. All of which will just Read more…

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Β£4 – Β£6
Peggy’s Skylight, 3 George Street
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 3BH United Kingdom
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🌟 Guest Society: Musicality

Our friends over at Musicality will be performing some classics from your favourite musicals! πŸ“ Location

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Free
Djanogly Recital Hall, Music Department, University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD United Kingdom
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🎷 Saxophones LTC

Our unauditioned Saxophone ensemble can’t wait to show off the wide variety of music they can play. πŸ“ Location

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Free
Djanogly Recital Hall, Music Department, University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD United Kingdom
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πŸ“ Conducting Workshop

πŸ“ A conducting workshop held by professional conductor, George Morton - conductor & arranger. 🎡 All attendees will have some time conducting a small orchestra made of other attendees, so make sure to bring an Read more…

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Free – Β£4
Rehearsal Hall, Department of Music, University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD United Kingdom
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πŸ“ Blog

Things we've been up to.

🎺 John Grealey

🀝 Here’s another post of Blowsoc Introducing!⁠ ⁠ 🎺 This is John Grealey, one of your Brass Band Conductors this year.⁠ ⁠ 1οΈβƒ£πŸŽ“ What do you study, and what do you play?⁠ Maths, Third year Read more…

🎡 Jasmine Newton-Rae

🀝 Here’s your next Blowsoc Introducing post!⁠ ⁠ 🎡 This is Jasmine Newton-Rae, one of your Flutes Conductors this year.⁠ ⁠ 1οΈβƒ£πŸŽ“ What do you study, and what do you play?⁠ I’m a second year Read more…

🎡 Hannah Heilbuth

🀝 Here’s your next Blowsoc Introducing post!⁠ ⁠ 🎡 This is Hannah Heilbuth, your Double Reeds Conductor this year.⁠ ⁠ 1οΈβƒ£πŸŽ“ What do you study, and what do you play?⁠ I’m a 2nd year Law Read more…

πŸ“§ 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 Every Wednesday

We rehearse the majority of our ensembles between 13:00 and 21:30 on a Wednesday

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