EXEC

President:

Name: Emily Alger

Year of Study: 3rd

Course: Mathematics and Statistics

Instruments: Saxophone, Clarinet, and Piano

“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 and the SU. I make sure any problems can be rectified as quickly as possible so Wind Orch can rehearse and perform at it's best.”

Vice-President/Treasurer:

Name: Joe Oakley

Year of Study: 4th

Course: Computer Science

Instruments: Alto/Tenor Sax and Flute (ish)

"As Vice-President and Treasurer, I’m responsible for looking after all of the Wind Orchestra’s finances. I also work closely with Emily to ensure the society runs smoothly and that all of our members have an enjoyable time at Wind Orch!"

Secretary:

Name: Thomas Stanford

Year of Study: 2nd

Course: Mathematics

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

“As Secretary, my role includes maintaining our website, taking minutes at the weekly exec meetings, making room bookings and managing our mailing lists and membership database. I also organise and oversee our Beginners' Wind Scheme.”

Concert Manager:

Name: Vasudha Marthi

Year of Study: 3rd

Course: Economics

Instruments: Clarinet and Piano

"As Concert Manager, I organise all of the concerts and performance opportunities for the orchestra! This role includes choosing venues, organising sign-ups, setting up percussion for rehearsal. One of my main roles is to facilitate the attendance of the orchestra at the National Concert Band Festival."

Marketing Manager:

Name: Katie Anderson

Year of Study: 2nd

Course: Chemistry

Instruments: Flute and Soprano Saxophone

“As Marketing Manager, I run all our social media accounts and advertise all our performances. I am also responsible for our merchandise orders, specifically our hoodies and polo shirts.”

Librarian (1):

Name: Ruth Pugh

Year of Study: 2nd

Course: Mathematics

Instruments: Clarinet/Bass Clarinet, Oboe, and Piano

“I am one of the Wind Orchestra’s two librarians and this involves managing the orchestra’s vast collection of sheet music. We establish with the conductors the music that is going to be played and ensure that all of the parts end up in the correct folders. If you have any queries about the sheet music, we would be more than happy to help.”

Librarian (2):

Name: James Jones

Year of Study: 3rd

Course: Mathematics

Instruments: Saxophone and Electric Bass

“I’m the other half of the dynamic librarian duo, along with Ruth, I liaise with the conductors and make sure that we have access to all the pieces they wish to play throughout the year. Issues relating to the number of photocopies of sheet music (or lack thereof) should be directed to us."

Socials and Welfare Officer:

Name: Anna Henderson

Year of Study: 2nd

Course: Ancient History and Classical Archaeology

Instruments: Flute, Piano, and Cello

"I organise socials for the Wind Orchestra as well as larger balls and events with other music centre Social Secretaries. I am also Welfare Officer for the Orchestra which means I support members to ensure they have an enjoyable experience at university."

SMALL BAND COORDINATORS

Liquorice Sticks:

Name: Ruth Pugh

Year of Study: 2nd

Course: Mathematics

Instruments: Clarinet/Bass Clarinet, Oboe, and Piano

"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!”

Liquorice Sticks:

Name: Vasudha Marthi

Year of Study: 3rd

Course: Economics

Instruments: Clarinet and Piano

"As co-coordinator of the Liquorice Sticks, my role involves organising rehearsals, sorting out music for us to play and arranging performances throughout the year - and I hope there will be lots of fun and exciting performance opportunities in the year ahead!"

Flute Choir:

Name: Gracie Sheppard

Year of Study: 2nd

Course: Psychology

Instruments: Flute and Harp 

"As Flute Choir coordinator, I typically run part of rehearsals, choose, and get hold of the music. I also book rooms and organise performances."

Flute Choir:

Name: Thomas Stanford

Year of Study: 2nd

Course: Mathematics

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

“I conduct the other half of the pieces in rehearsals and concerts. I also help find and arrange music for the group, and of course play in the choir.”

Feeling Saxy:

Name: James Jones

Year of Study: 3rd

Course: Mathematics

Instruments: Saxophone and Electric Bass

"My role as saxy coordinator mainly includes the running of rehearsals and arranging the music for our gigs, as well as sourcing new music for the band to play during rehearsals & concerts."

Feeling Saxy:

Name: Robert Wells

Year of Study: 2nd

Course: Physics

Instruments: Saxophone, Clarinet, and Piano

"As Feeling Saxy coordinator, my role is to manage the admin of the band, including organising rehearsals (and rooms therefore), booking gigs, arranging socials, managing money the small band earns and ordering our merchandise!"

CONDUCTORS

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!"

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!"

Term 2:

Name: Thomas Stanford

Year of Study: 2nd

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!" 

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