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.

βœ… Auditions

Auditions for Wind Orchestra are usually held at the beginning of each academic year. You can join our members Facebook group to keep up to date to find out all of the latest information on auditions and everything else that’s going on in the society!

πŸ“… Rehearsals

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

πŸ“ Wind Orchestra Conductor

George Morton

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.

🎭 Upcoming Concerts

There are no upcoming events at this time

πŸ‘ͺ The Committee

Hannah Treacher

Hannah Treacher

Wind Orchestra Personnel Manager
Heya! My name’s Hannah (she/her), and I’m going to be the Wind Orchestra Personnel Manager for this year! I’m in my fourth year at Nottingham studying a Master’s degree in Music Performance, and I play the saxophone! This year I’m so excited to finally work with a large ensemble again and put on some wonderful concerts with our Wind Orchestra! 
Harriet Lowe

Harriet Lowe

Concert Band Conductor, Flutes Conductor, Wind Orchestra Assistant Conductor
Hey everyone! My name’s Harriet, I’m a third year Music student who plays the flute, and please feel free to use any pronouns when referring to me. This year I will be a conductor for our concert band, flute ensemble, and wind orchestra and I’m really looking forward to having the opportunity to lead everyone in making fabulous music whilst of course having fun in the process!

Ollie Cowling

Ollie Cowling

Concert Band Conductor, Saxophones Conductor, Wind Orchestra Assistant Conductor
Hi, I’m Ollie, my pronouns are he/him and I’ll be one of the Concert Band Conductors, Saxophones Conductors and Wind Orchestra Assistant Conductors this year. I’m an MRes student in music, this is my fourth year in Nottingham and I play the trumpet and piano. I’m really looking forward to getting back to conducting (hopefully) in person this year and bringing some music to everyone in some concerts!