ℹ️ About

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.

πŸ‘ͺ The Committee

Hannah Treacher

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.

Amber Frost

Wind Orchestra Concerts Manager

πŸ“ Wind Orchestra Conductor

George Morton

Wind Orchestra Conductor

George Morton was born in Lincolnshire and read Music at the University of Sheffield. Having received his Bachelors 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. As a conductor, George is in demand across the North of England. He is founder and Artistic Director of Rep Orchestra, a professional ensemble based in Sheffield which devotes its concerts to exploring innovative and exciting projects. He is Music Director of the Sheffield Philharmonic and Sheffield Youth Orchestras and Principal Conductor of the Nottingham University Wind Orchestra. He regularly works as guest conductor with many ensembles across the UK. George specialises in creating arrangements of large scale symphonic works to be played by ensemble or chamber orchestra. Following a commission from Latitude Music Festival (Suffolk, UK) for a chamber version of Holst’s The Planets, George’s arrangements have been performed to great acclaim across the UK and internationally. His arrangements are published by Universal Edition (Vienna) and 360 Music (London).

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