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!

Jess Harvey

Jess Harvey

Concert Band Manager, Saxophones Conductor
Hi, I’m Jess, my pronouns are she/her, and I’ll be the manager for Concert Band and conducting Saxes this year. I’m a third year Music student and I play the Piano, Sax, a bit of Clarinet, along with a mixture of other instruments. I’m very much looking forward to getting back to in-person rehearsals, playing/creating some amazing music with you all and having some amazing concerts along the way! 

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!

πŸ“… Rehearsals

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

🎭 Upcoming Concerts

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