ℹ️ About

Concert Band 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. The ensemble was created in 2014, and this year we will be celebrating its 5-year anniversary! So if you would like to meet lots of musicians, please turn up to rehearsals.

πŸ‘ͺ The Committee

Ollie Cowling

General Secretary, Concert Band Conductor, and Saxophones Conductor

Ollie is a second year music student who plays trumpet and piano. He can always be found in the department, mainly pretending to practice! If you have any questions about our LTC programme feel free to contact him!

Kyle Campbell

Concert Band Conductor, and Wind Orchestra Assistant Conductor

Kyle is a third year music student who plays both clarinet and saxophone, being an active member of the society, partaking in many ensembles and socials in the past two years. He is looking forward to conducting the two largest ensembles of the society.

πŸ“… Rehearsals

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

🎭 Upcoming Concerts

🎡 Concert Band Try-It

🎡 Come along to Blowsoc’s Concert Band try-it rehearsal! πŸ˜ƒ Concert band is our unauditioned wind orchestra open to wind or percussion players of all abilities! Whether you’re a trombonist or a timpanist, a clarinettist or trumpet player – we’d love you to come and give it a go! πŸ“ […]

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Rehearsal Hall, Department of Music, University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD United Kingdom
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