EXEC

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President:

Name: Anna Ruddock

Year: 3rd

Subject: Mathematics

Instrument(s): Clarinet, Bass Clarinet and Tenor Horn

Favourite Wind Orch Piece: English Folk Songs Suite

Favourite Wind Orch Social: Bake Off

Brief Description of Role: "As President I'm the main port of call of anything Wind Orch related! I supervise and help the exec, small band coordinators, and conductors in their role while liaising with the Music Centre, other societies, the SU, and any external organisations. I make sure any problems can be rectified as quickly as possible so Wind Orch can rehearse and perform at its best."

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Vice-President/Treasurer:

Name: Martin Hill

Year: 4th

Subject: Mechanical Engineering

Instrument(s): Saxophone and Clarinet

Favourite Wind Orch Piece: Fate of the Gods

Favourite Wind Orch Social: Bowling

Brief Description of Role: "As treasurer I look after the society’s finances, and as vice-president I work closely with Anna to ensure that everything is run smoothly and provides the best possible experience for our members."

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Secretary:

Name: Sam Medwell

Year: 2nd

Subject: Computer Science

Instrument(s): Saxophone

Favourite Wind Orch Piece: Arabesque

Favourite Wind Orch Social: Among Us

Brief Description of Role: "As Secretary, I help organise the society. I'm responsible for booking rooms, maintaining the website and managing our mailing lists. I also take minutes at exec meetings and run our Beginners' Wind scheme."

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Concert Manager:

Name: TBC - If you would like to run for the role, please get in contact!

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Brief Description of Role: "As Concert Manager, I organise all of the concerts and performance opportunities for the Wind Orchestra. This role includes liaising with venues, arranging member sign-ups, and establishing the plan for each event. My role also involves the set up of percussion for rehearsals, as well as coordinating the Wind Orchestra's participation in the National Concert Band Festival."

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Marketing Manager:

Name: Alyssa Gibbons

Year: 2nd

Subject: PPE

Instrument(s): Clarinet and Saxophone 

Favourite Wind Orch Piece: How to Train Your Dragon 

Favourite Wind Orch Social: Quiz Night (although I haven’t experienced in-person socials yet :()

Brief Description of Role: "My job is to market the orchestra - publicising events, encouraging people to join and letting people know about our concerts, through social media and other avenues. I’m also in-charge of ordering merchandise for members, so I’m looking forward to coming up with some ideas for merch so everyone can show their wind orch pride!"

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Librarian (1):

Name: Ruth Pugh

Year of Study: 4th

Course: Mathematics

Instruments: Clarinet/Bass Clarinet

Favourite Wind Orch Piece: Holst Suite in Eb

Favourite Wind Orch Social: MC Ball

Brief Description of Role: "I’m one of the librarians for Wind Orch, which means I am responsible for ensuring everyone has enough parts in the folders, and if anyone wants a practice copy, then I make sure they get one, so please just ask! We also share music with other university wind orchestras, and make sure the library is up to date."

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Librarian (2):

Name: Cameron Hammond

Year: 3rd

Subject: Mathematics

Instrument(s): Bassoon, Contrabassoon and Piano

Favourite Wind Orch Piece: Four Norfolk Dances

Favourite Wind Orch Social: Circling

Brief Description of Role: "I’m one of librarians for the wind orchestra. As part of my role, I organise sheet music and help find pieces for conductors. Also, as librarians, we manage swapping pieces of music between other bands (outside of the university). So if you have any questions about sheet music we’re the people to ask."

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Socials and Welfare Officer:

Name: Thomas Stanford

Year: 4th

Subject: Mathematics

Instrument(s): Flute, Piccolo, Recorder, and Saxophone

Favourite Wind Orch Piece: Four Norfolk Dances

Favourite Wind Orch Social: MC Ball

Brief Description of Role: "I organise socials for Wind Orchestra, as well as organising events with the other Music Centre Social Secretaries. As the Welfare Officer I am here to support members of the orchestra to ensure they are supported and enjoy their university experience."

SMALL BAND COORDINATORS

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Liquorice Sticks:

Name: Ruth Pugh

Year of Study: 3rd

Course: Mathematics

Instruments: Clarinet/Bass Clarinet, Oboe, and Piano

Favourite Small Band Piece: Lakme

"As co-ordinator, my role is to sort rehearsal times and spaces, performances and music. If you have any ideas for the liquorice sticks whether performances or pieces or generally just want a chat about some amazing clarinet music, let me know!”

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Liquorice Sticks:

Name: Katharine Wilson-Jarvis

Year of Study: 4th

Course: Psychology with Intercalated Year

Instruments: Clarinet/Bass Clarinet, Piano, Violin, and Saxophone

Favourite Small Band Piece: How to Train Your Dragon

"Liq Sticks is our super friendly clarinet group, which it is so much fun to play with! This year, we are sharing the running of the group between several of our members, ensuring that we are as collaborative as possible. I will primarily be responsible for arranging our performance opportunities throughout the year.

Liquorice Sticks:

Name: Anna Ruddock

Year of Study: 2nd

Course: Mathematics

Instruments: Clarinet/Bass Clarinet, Tenor Horn

Favourite Small Band Piece: Fantasia

“I'm responsible for the day-to-day organisation of Liq Sticks, such as room booking and sorting sheet music. At first I was worried I wouldn't be 'good enough' to play in a small band, but it wasn't like that at all and I'm so glad I tried it - it's turned out to be one of my favourite parts of Wind Orch. It's really built my confidence and I'd recommend it to anyone who can play clarinet, especially incoming Freshers as it's a great opportunity to get to know others in main band better!"

Flute Choir:

Name: Amrita Sandhu

Year of Study: 3rd

Course: Economics

Instrument: Flute 

"I’m in charge of all things admin for flute choir so please direct any questions my way! I’ve also been playing in the choir for a year but you definitely won’t find me conducting!"

Flute Choir:

Name: James Haigh

Year of Study: 3rd

Course: Linguistics

Instruments: Flute, Piccolo, Violin, Cello, Guitar, Sax, Clarinet, Ocarina, Ukulele, Mandolin, and Accordion

Favourite Small Band Piece: One Day More

"I'm the social media manager for flute choir so please make sure to follow us for all of my fun posts! Flute choir's a super relaxed way to have a bit of fun playing for a couple of hours each week, and we're more than happy for you to just come along to whatever fits in your schedule!"

Flute Choir:

Name: Emily Roberts

Year of Study: 3rd

Course: Mathematics

Instruments: Flute, Violin, Organ

Favourite Small Band Piece: Scarborough Fair

"I’m mainly in charge of organising music and making sure we have a variety of interesting pieces to play. We usually have a mix of fun pieces such as themes from films, musicals and even video games as well as more classical style pieces. We’re open to requests so if you have a favourite piece, feel free to suggest it!"

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Feeling Saxy:

Name: Abi Pennells

Year of Study: 4th

Course: French and Italian

Instruments: Saxophone, Piano, Drums

Favourite Small Band Piece: Rain Dance

“Together with Emily, I run rehearsals and organise concerts. Feeling Saxy is open to players of all standards, so come along and give it a go!

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Feeling Saxy:

Name: Emily Alger

Year of Study: 4th

Course: Maths and Statistics

Instruments: Saxophone, Clarinet and Piano

Favourite Small Band Piece: Pirates of the Caribbean

"I work with Abi to organise everything Saxy! We organise rehearsals, socials and gigs throughout the year to share our love of Sax music with everyone. Come along for music and fun at our rehearsals, you won't be disappointed!"

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Double Reeds:

Name: Daria Hall

Year of Study: 2nd

Course: Maths and Physics

Instrument: Oboe

"I run the brand new Double Reed group with Cameron. This band is open to all levels so please do come along!"

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Double Reeds:

Name: Cameron Hammond

Year of Study: 2nd

Course: Mathematics

Instruments: Bassoon, Contrabassoon and Piano

"I run the newly formed small band along with Daria and would love to see as many double reedists (of any standard) here as possible :) "

CONDUCTORS

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Term 1:

Name: Vasudha Marthi

Year of Study: 3rd

Course: Economics

Instruments: Clarinet and Piano

"As one of the student conductors, I get to choose some of the music that we play; hopefully a mixture of fun yet challenging pieces. I am looking forward to running rehearsals this year and working with the wonderful players so that we can perform to our best standard!"

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Term 2:

Name: Chloé Postel-Vinay

Year of Study: 4th

Course: Mathematics

Instruments: Flute, Piccolo, and Saxophone

"As one of the conductors, my role is to select some cool music and direct the orchestra to play it all together. You can usually find me in the flute section, and I sometimes hang around in Feeling Saxy rehearsals. I’m always up for a friendly chat!"

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Term 2:

Name: Thomas Stanford

Year of Study: 3rd

Course: Mathematics

Instruments: Flute, Piccolo, Recorder, Organ, and Saxophone

"As a conductor this year, I'm looking forward to choosing a good range of pieces that hopefully everyone will enjoy playing. Most importantly, I can't wait to start working with such a talented and committed group of musicians!"