We have a two-tier committee system: executive and artistic.

πŸ§™ Executive Committee

Our executive committee help with the overall running of the society, as well as larger concerts and socials throughout the year such as the Christmas Concert and Summer Ball.

Joe Gibson

Joe Gibson

President
Hello everyone, I’m Joe, my pronouns are he/him, and I’ll be your President this year. I’m a third year Physics student and I play the Bassoon, Clarinet, Piano and Sax. I can’t wait to start working with all of the other amazing members of committee to make sure that everyone has a great time this year, and welcome as many new members to the society as possible!

Rose Shepherd

Rose Shepherd

Vice-President
Hi, I’m Rose, my pronouns are she/her, and I am going to be the Vice President of Blowsoc this year. I’m in my fourth and final year of Physics and I play Clarinet, Bassoon and Sax. I’m looking forward to welcoming lots of new people to Blowsoc this year and hopefully getting to organise some in person concerts, I can’t wait for our first rehearsals!

Rebekah Dussek

Rebekah Dussek

General Secretary
Hi, I’m Rebekah, my pronouns are she/her, and I am the General Secretary of Blowsoc this year. I’m a third year History student and I play the flute and clarinet. I’m really looking forward to getting back to in-person playing (fingers crossed!) and getting to meet new members of the society!

Ailish Gray

Ailish Gray

Social Secretary
Hi, I’m Ailish, my pronouns are she/her and I am the Social Secretary for Blowsoc this year! I am a 3rd year Physics student and play the Oboe. I am really excited to be able to welcome new members this year, meet people in person and come up with some new ideas for socials.

Katie Jones

Katie Jones

Tour Manager
Hello everyone! I’m Kate, and my pronouns are she/her. I am so excited to be your tour manager for this year. I study music and I am in my third year. I play flute mainly, but can also play piano and guitar. I am really looking forward to rehearsals to return and for everyone to have a banging time on tour this year! I can’t wait to see everyone playing again! 
Freya Sage

Freya Sage

Treasurer, Flutes Conductor
Hi I’m Freya! (She/Her) I’m a third year maths student, I play flute, piano and saxophone and this year I’m the treasurer for Blowsoc and one of the flutes conductors. I’m really looking forward to getting back to in person rehearsals and socials (although I’m partial to a Kahoot! quiz!) as well as hopefully raising lots of funds and money for charity.
Lucy Baker

Lucy Baker

Ensembles Coordinator
Hey, I’m Lucy, and I am Blowsoc’s Ensembles Coordinator this year. I’m a fourth year Natural Sciences student and I play clarinet and soprano saxophone. I’m incredibly excited to help get our ensembles back up and running in person this year, and just generally getting back to how Blowsoc should be!

Claire Lucas

Claire Lucas

Wellbeing Coordinator
Hi, I’m Claire, my pronouns are they/them and I am this year’s Wellbeing Coordinator!! I am a 4th year studying Chemistry and Molecular Physics, and I play piano and flute. I am so excited to be a part of executive committee, and I can’t wait to meet everyone who is joining the society this year, as well as run some fun wellbeing events! My inbox is always open so feel free to message me any time
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🧚 Artistic Committee

These guys are the people you may see more of day-to-day. They run the individual ensembles, complete with concert-organising, conducting, and biscuit-getting.

Ben Waller

Ben Waller

Brass Band Manager
Hey, I’m Ben and my pronouns are he/him. I’m the Brass Band Manager for the coming year and I can’t wait to get stuck in! My main instrument is the Euphonium but I’ve played pretty much everything in the low brass section at some point or another. I currently study Finance, Accounting and Management and will be moving into my third year in September. Getting the band back to normal after such a long break during the pandemic will definitely be a challenge but I’m sure that this year will be just as brilliant as everyone expects!
Matthew Hollingworth

Matthew Hollingworth

Brass Band Assistant Manager
Hello! I’m Matthew, pronouns he/him, and I’m the Brass Band Assistant Manager for the year coming. I’m a second year maths student, and I used to play the trombone. I am really looking forward to getting the band back on its feet following a turbulent year and a half, and looking forward to meeting many new players this year!
Chris Martin

Chris Martin

Brass Band Contests Manager
Hiya, I’m Chris, my pronouns are he/him, and I’ll be the Brass Band Contest Manager for the upcoming year. I’m a 3rd year Mechanical Engineering student and a Trombone player in Brass and Concert Band. I’m really looking forward to getting involved with Blowsoc this year and hopefully winning some contests with Brass!
Samuel Boobier

Samuel Boobier

Brass Band Conductor
Hi, I’m Sam, my pronouns are he/him, and I’ll be conducting Brass Band this year. I am a member of staff in the Chemistry department having recently graduated from University of Leeds. I play Euphonium, Sax and Clarinet and am really excited to be conducting a brass band for the first time. Previously, I have conducted concert bands, choirs and operas at University of Leeds and University of St Andrews. It is very exciting to be performing in person again and I’m particularly excited for tour to Belgium and Unibrass!

Jess Harvey

Jess Harvey

Concert Band Manager, Saxophones Conductor
Hi, I’m Jess, my pronouns are she/her, and I’ll be the manager for Concert Band and conducting Saxes this year. I’m a third year Music student and I play the Piano, Sax, a bit of Clarinet, along with a mixture of other instruments. I’m very much looking forward to getting back to in-person rehearsals, playing/creating some amazing music with you all and having some amazing concerts along the way! 

Harriet Lowe

Harriet Lowe

Concert Band Conductor, Flutes Conductor, Wind Orchestra Assistant Conductor
Hey everyone! My name’s Harriet, I’m a third year Music student who plays the flute, and please feel free to use any pronouns when referring to me. This year I will be a conductor for our concert band, flute ensemble, and wind orchestra and I’m really looking forward to having the opportunity to lead everyone in making fabulous music whilst of course having fun in the process!

Ollie Cowling

Ollie Cowling

Concert Band Conductor, Wind Orchestra Assistant Conductor
Hi, I’m Ollie, my pronouns are he/him and I’ll be one of the Concert Band Conductors and Wind Orchestra Assistant Conductors this year. I’m an MRes student in music, this is my fourth year in Nottingham and I play the trumpet and piano. I’m really looking forward to getting back to conducting (hopefully) in person this year and bringing some music to everyone in some concerts!

Samuel Davis

Samuel Davis

Double Reeds Conductor
Hi, I’m Samuel, my pronouns are he/him, and I am one of the conductors for the Double Reeds Ensemble for Blowsoc this year. I am a second year Music Student and I play Oboe, Cor Anglais, Violin and Piano. I really can’t wait to be part of the Artistic Committee this year and I am very excited to actually get back to in-person rehearsals and to play as a group, plus playing in live concerts again with an actual audience listening in the same room! I am so excited to get stuck in this year with all of you and make some great music!!
April Marsden

April Marsden

Flutes Manager
Hi, I’m April, my pronouns are she/her and I’m going to be Flutes Manager for this year. I’m a third year Maths student and I play flute (obviously!). I’m excited to get back to playing in person and welcoming everyone face to face, hopefully including lots of new members, and I’m especially looking forward to performing together again!
Freya Sage

Freya Sage

Treasurer, Flutes Conductor
Hi I’m Freya! (She/Her) I’m a third year maths student, I play flute, piano and saxophone and this year I’m the treasurer for Blowsoc and one of the flutes conductors. I’m really looking forward to getting back to in person rehearsals and socials (although I’m partial to a Kahoot! quiz!) as well as hopefully raising lots of funds and money for charity.
Tommy Cundell

Tommy Cundell

Moonlighters Musical Director
Hi, I’m Tommy, my pronouns are he/him, and I’ll be the Moonlighters Musical Director this year. I’m a 3rd year music student and I play the Guitar, Bass and Percussion and “dabble” in the French Horn but for Moons you’ll hopefully see me on Bass. I’m really excited to be working with Moons this year and am looking forward to playing some great charts with great musicians!
Beth Taylor

Beth Taylor

Saxophones Manager
Hello, I’m Beth (she/her), and I’ll be the Saxophone Manager for Blowsoc this year. I’m a third year Natural Sciences student and I play the Saxophone. Blowsoc has been a fantastic part of uni life and I’m really excited to get back to rehearsals this year. I’m looking forward to meeting new and returning members and playing great music with the ensemble!

Hannah Treacher

Hannah Treacher

Wind Orchestra Personnel Manager
Heya! My name’s Hannah (she/her), and I’m going to be the Wind Orchestra Personnel Manager for this year! I’m in my fourth year at Nottingham studying a Master’s degree in Music Performance, and I play the saxophone! This year I’m so excited to finally work with a large ensemble again and put on some wonderful concerts with our Wind Orchestra!