โ„น๏ธ About

Brass Band is one of Blowsocโ€™s larger unauditioned ensembles which includes players of all abilities. The band is based on being a traditional Brass Band- but trumpets and French Horns are allowed. They play an assortment of music from traditional brass band pieces, to arrangements of film music and TV themes. Every year the ensemble takes part in a range of concerts, and one of the ensembles favourite events is carolling in the Christmas period. The ensemble also takes part in a range of contests throughout the academic year where they frequently have impressive results, having placed 2nd at UniBrass last year. Brass is a very friendly group that has regular socials and meet ups, including after rehearsal drinks and food in Mooch! Please donโ€™t be shy, come along and get involved in this great ensemble whatever standard you may be.

๐Ÿ‘ช The Committee

Lowri Powell

Lowri Powell

Brass Band Manager

Hiya, Iโ€™m Lowri (She/Her)! Iโ€™m this years Brass Band Manager and a third year Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience student. I play cornet and have done for just over 10 years now, Iโ€™ve always loved the social side of banding and canโ€™t wait for that to continue next year with all the concerts and socials!

Alisdair Cole

Alisdair Cole

Brass Band Assistant Manager

Hi, I’m Alisdair (He/Him) and I’ll be your Assistant Manager for Brass Band this year. I’m a second year mathematics student who plays the trombone for the band. I can’t wait to help run the band and meet our new and returning members!

Ben Rindl

Ben Rindl

Brass Band Contest Manager, Wind Orchestra Personnel Manager

Hi, Iโ€™m Ben, my pronouns are he/him and Iโ€™ll be this years Brass Band Contests Manager and the Wind Orchestra Personnel Manager. Iโ€™m a third year Music and Music Technology student with my main instrument being the euphonium. Iโ€™m really excited to be involved with Blowsoc and Iโ€™m looking forward to organising the band ready for UniBrass and working with Wind Orchestra to make it super fun and memorable for all!

Emily Shell

Emily Shell

Brass Band Conductor

Hi, Iโ€™m Em (she/her) and I am this yearโ€™s Wellbeing Coordinator and one of the Brass Conductors. I am a second year Music and Philosophy student and my main instrument is trombone. I also love playing piano and guitar, as well as learning other instruments which give me the opportunity to play in the variety of amazing ensembles we have! I canโ€™t wait to get the Blowsoc family back together again and am so excited to meet all of our new members :))

Paul Emmett

Paul Emmett

Trombones Conductor, Brass Band Conductor, Concert Band Conductor, Assistant Wind Orchestra Conductor

Iโ€™m Paul (He/Him) and I am the Tour Manager this year. I am also one of the Trombones Conductors, Brass Band Conductors, Concert Band Conductors, and one of the Assistant Wind Orchestra Conductors. I am a second year Music student, focusing on composition and conducting as well as playing the trombone. I am really excited to be on the Executive and Artistic committees this year and canโ€™t wait for tour later on in the year!

๐Ÿ“… Rehearsals

Fridays, 18:00โ€“20:00 in Rehearsal Hall.

๐ŸŽญ Upcoming Concerts

The Recital Hall, Department of Music, University Park
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG7 2RD United Kingdom
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๐Ÿ“ฑ Social Media

Brass have a public Facebook page, Twitter account and an Instagram account, which you can follow to keep up-to-date with whatโ€™s going on. Click on the icons below to follow.

๐ŸŽฅ Previous Recordings