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.
👪 The Committee
Saxophones Conductor, and Wind Orchestra Personnel Manager
Hannah is a second year music student who's been living, sleeping and breathing all things saxophone for nine years now. You will usually find her in the music department eating, rehearsing or pretending to work.
Wind Orchestra Concerts Manager
My first instrument is cello, when I came to uni I gravitated towards Percussion in concert band because I always thought Percussionists were super cool, so now I guess I'm a Percussionist, making me super cool 😎 I'm also the president of Mussoc!!!
Concert Band Conductor, and Wind Orchestra Assistant Conductor
Kyle is a third year music student who plays both clarinet and saxophone, being an active member of the society, partaking in many ensembles and socials in the past two years. He is looking forward to conducting the two largest ensembles of the society.
📏 Wind Orchestra Conductor
Blowsoc hire a professional conductor, George Morton, to conduct the auditioned Wind Orchestra. You can read a little more about him below.
Wind Orchestra Conductor
George Morton read Music at the University of Sheffield. Having received his Bachelor’s degree, he took up postgraduate studies with George Nicholson (composition/orchestration) and Kenneth Brown (trumpet). Since graduating, George has settled in the leafy city of Sheffield and continues to enjoy its proximity to the Peak District National Park and locally-brewed beer.
Friday 27th and Sunday 29th September 2019.
Please sign up at Welcome Fair (on Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th September 2019) for a slot on the audition weekend.
📅 Upcoming Rehearsals
Wednesdays, 19:00–21:30 in Rehearsal Hall.
🎭 Upcoming Concerts
🎉 Want to be part of our auditioned 🎵 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 on Friday 27th September and Sunday 29th September.Find out more »
Nottingham, NG7 2RD United Kingdom