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

Wind Orchestra Personnel Manager

Hey! I'm Hannah and I'm the Wind Orchestra Personnel Manager. I'm a third year music student and I've been living, sleeping and breathing all things saxophone for ten years now. I'm super excited to work with our Wind Orchestra and find new and creative ways to make music!

Naomi Armstrong

Wind Orchestra Concerts Manager

Hi, I'm Naomi! I'm a final year music student, within Blowsoc I play the Flute, Saxophone, Clarinet and, if I really have to, the piccolo! I'm really excited to be part of the team management team of Wind Orchestra this year. I'm super excited to get to work with lots of exciting and talented musicians and play some really cool music!

Kyle Campbell

Vice-President, and Wind Orchestra Assistant Conductor

Hello! I'm Kyle, the Vice-President of Blowsoc this year and I am a 4th year Postgraduate Music Student. I am a principal study clarinettist but also play the Sax. I have been part of Blowsoc for the past 3 years and have taken part in many of the ensembles throughout my time at university. I am really looking forward to welcoming new members to the society and organising some of our larger concerts and Trips!

Ollie Cowling

President, Concert Band Conductor, and Wind Orchestra Assistant Conductor

Hi, I'm Ollie and I'll be the President, one of the Concert Band Conductors and one of the Wind Orchestra Assistant Conductors this year! I'm a third year music student and I play the trumpet and piano. My main role this year will be talking to the SU and other music societies making sure that we are running as smoothly and safely alongside each other as possible. I'm also looking forward to conducting Concert Band for the second year and trying to find some great music for us to play!

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