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Wind Orchestra

Wind Orchestra

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Wind Orchestra                                          

(NB: See 2020 update at the bottom)
Welcome to the University of Warwick Wind Orchestra! The Wind Orchestra is a fully non-auditioned ensemble, so if you play wind, brass, percussion, string bass or even fancy trying a bit of conducting, why not give Wind Orchestra a try? We are a friendly bunch of people who enjoy performing and socialising together in a group.
From modern film and show tunes to more traditional repertoire, the Wind Orchestra play a wide variety of music, so there is sure to be something in the folder to suit your tastes. Our rehearsals are held on Mondays evenings from 6-8:30pm in various rooms in the Arts Centre. We also have four small ensembles; Double Reed Ensemble, Feeling Saxy, Liquorice Sticks and Flute Choir (our oboe and bassoon, saxophone, clarinet, and flute groups respectively), so there are plenty of opportunities for you to get involved! 
During the year, we host several concerts both on and off campus, including performing in the Arts Centre's prestigious Butterworth Hall. We also compete in the National Concert Band Festival. This year we are excited to announce that we will be hosting famous names such as Phil Shotton and Wissam Boustany to run workshops with our members and enhance our musical development. The opportunities don't end there; we also have a Beginners' Wind programme that allows members to teach or learn an instrument from scratch, along with a recently purchased flute, saxophone, and clarinet for beginners to use! 
The best way to get to know everyone in Wind Orchestra better is through our socials! In addition to our frequent visits to the Dirty Duck, we have a wide variety of other activities. Examples of these are film/quiz and pizza nights, the annual Music Centre Ball, a trip to see a musical, a treasure hunt (made by the exec especially for our new freshers) and pub golf with other music societies.
We also have yearly trips to showcase our talents outside of the University. Our most recent biennial tour of Europe has taken us to Cologne, and we have previously visited Vienna, Strasbourg, Munich, and Budapest! We're excited to find out where we'll be touring to next year! We also have regular minitours to engage our members in much musical merriment across the UK. 
Have a look at our websiteFacebook, or our Twitter to see a bit more of Wind Orchestra and the things we do. If you are struggling to find us, search for the "Arts Centre" on this fancy interactive map. If you have any queries just drop the exec an email and we'll swiftly get back to you!

Our Plans for Term 1 2020


While current restrictions mean we cannot meet as a whole orchestra, there will still be plenty of ways of getting involved with the society this year!

The biggest thing we will be doing this term is putting together many small groups of up to 6 people. We will match you up by instrument, ability, and music preference, and then provide music and rehearsal space for each group.

We will also still be holding a number of socials both online and (hopefully!) in person.
If you'd like to get involved, visit our facebook group or page for updates!



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Current students should purchase the Wind Orchestra Standard Membership below.


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