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Wind Orchestra

Wind Orchestra

Wind Orchestra                                          

Hi everyone! We're really looking forward to welcoming new members to the orchestra for the 21/22 year. If you'd like to contact us with questions, you can find us here: message/follow us on Instagram: @WindstagramWarwick https://www.instagram.com/windstagramwarwick/?hl=en message/follow us on Facebook: @uwwindorch https://www.facebook.com/uwwindorch message/follow us on Twitter: @UWWO https://twitter.com/uwwo If you’d prefer, you can drop us an email: marketing@windorchestra.co.uk
 
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 normally 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. On top of this, we regularly organise workshops for our members that range from arranging to conducting and have been delivered by famous names such Phil Shotton and Wissam Boustany. 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. We also have a Discord server if you are interested!  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!
 

Term 3 2021

In term 3, we were able to hold full band rehearsals outdoors on the Westwood green space every Monday. You can see pictures of our first rehearsal on the website!
We were also rehearsing in various small groups including a saxophone, clarinet and flute group. We finished the term, showing off everything we had worked on, with a summer concert!
 

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