ℹ️ About

Concert Band was created in 2014, and is Blowsoc’s largest unauditioned ensemble. The incentive is to give all woodwind, brass and percussion players of any ability the chance to play some exciting music, meet new people and participate in some fantastic concerts. We welcome all players to come and join whether they have just picked up the saxophone or have a clarinet diploma. Concert Band has weekly rehearsals where they tackle a diverse programme from The Greatest Showman to American Barn dance and more traditional concert band repertoire. It gives people the chance to have some great fun playing recognisable tunes or learning new ones. Every christmas concert band does a joint concert with the Wind Orchestra and other small ensembles to make a giant ensemble, this is always a great end to the Blowsoc Christmas Extravaganza. Last year, Concert band did a joint concert with the University of Birmingham’s Wind Band, this was a fantastic collaboration and something we wish to do again in the future. Concert Band is completely student run and each year everyone has the opportunity to run for manager or audition for conductor. So if you would like to meet lots of musicians, please turn up to rehearsals!

Paul Emmett

Paul Emmett

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

I’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 can’t wait for tour later on in the year!

Samuel Davis

Samuel Davis

Concert Band Conductor, Double Reeds Conductor

Hi, I’m Samuel (He/Him) and I am one of the conductors for Concert Band and Double Reeds Ensemble this year. I’m a third year Music student and I play oboe, cor anglais, violin and piano, and I am trying my best to learn the saxophone. I am so excited to be conducting these ensembles this year as I get to be part of some incredible music making as well as having the privilege to work with and meet some incredible people!

πŸ“… Rehearsals

Wednesdays, 13:00–14:10 in Rehearsal Hall.

🎭 Upcoming Concerts

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