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

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!!!

Kyle Campbell

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.

πŸ“ 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.

George Morton

Wind Orchestra Conductor

George MortonΒ 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.

βœ… Auditions

The auditions for the 2019/20 academic year have already been held. Please get in touch with your details and instrument if you’re still interested so that we can notify you if there is a vacancy later in the year.

πŸ“… Upcoming Rehearsals

Wednesdays, 19:00–21:30 in Rehearsal Hall.

🎭 Upcoming Concerts

There are no upcoming events at this time.

πŸ“ Recent Blog Posts

The Wind Orchestra Experience
The Wind Orchestra Experience

Being in Blowsoc’s Wind Orchestra has undoubtedly been one of the highlights of my university experience. Even way back when I was choosing a university to study at, as an avid saxophonist I knew I n…

πŸ“± Social Media

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πŸŽ₯ Previous Recordings