🎸 Moonlighters Big Band

Moonlighters is Blowsoc’s auditioned Big Band which gives all students the chance to play music from a variety of styles. Moonlighters is a highly popular and well-known ensemble within the university, playing regularly at gigs, weddings, balls and socials. They play a range of styles from traditional jazz ballads to funk music, all of the music is guaranteed to make you want to dance! Although the ensemble is committed to a high standard of playing with lots of concerts, we also have regular socials and opportunities to see other jazz bands. This year, a lot of the ensemble has graduated which leads the opportunity for new players to join! If you would like to audition for this amazing ensemble, please sign up at the Welcome Fair.

🎵 Wind Orchestra

The University of Nottingham Wind Orchestra in one Blowsoc’s auditioned ensembles. The Wind Orchestra learns a range of challenging and exciting repertoire throughout the academic year, in a range of concerts both on and off campus. Last year, the ensemble received a Platinum award in the final of NCBF, receiving high praise from the judges. This was a fantastic opportunity for the hard-working ensemble to be awarded for their dedication. The Wind Orchestra is professionally conducted by George Morton, and we also have a student conductor who has teaching from George and conducts in the concerts as well. The ensemble has great fun throughout the year with plenty of socials and joining in with any Blowsoc events.