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Co-president:

Name: Bethan Davies

Year: 3rd

Subject: English and History 

Instrument(s): Flute

Favourite Wind Orch Piece: How to Train your Dragon 

Favourite Wind Orch Social: Pub Hike

Brief Description of Role: "My job is to help run the orchestra with Thalia. As one of the Presidents, I’m a main port of call for anything Wind Orch related! I supervise the exec, small band coordinators in their role while liaising with the Music Centre and 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. "

Thalia

Co-president:

Name: Thalia Gibbons

Year: 3rd

Subject: Health and Medical Sciences

Instrument(s): Flute and Saxophone

Favourite Wind Orch Piece: Fate of the Gods

Favourite Wind Orch Social: Pub Golf

Brief Description of Role: "My job is to help run the orchestra with Bethan. As one of the Presidents, I’m a main port of call for anything Wind Orch related! I supervise the exec, small band coordinators in their role while liaising with the Music Centre and 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."

Annabelle

Vice-President/Treasurer:

Name: Annabelle Snell

Year: 2nd

Subject: Mathematics

Instrument(s): Flute, Piano and Saxophone

Favourite Wind Orch Piece: Les Misérables

Favourite Wind Orch Social: Board Games Night

Brief Description of Role: "My role is to help out the presidents with running the society, and to keep track of all the funds."

Ala

Secretary:

Name: Alicja Pietrzak

Year: 4th

Subject: Mathematics

Instrument(s): Flute, Tin Whistles and Baritone

Favourite Wind Orch Piece: Chorale and Shaker Dance

Favourite Wind Orch Social: Craft evening

Brief Description of Role: "The main part of my role is helping in keeping the society organised, i.e. booking rooms, managing mailing list, maintaining the website. Additionally, my responsibilities include running Beginners' Wind scheme and taking minutes at exec meetings."

Emily

Concert Manager:

Name: Emily Tall

Year2nd

Course: Sociology

Instrument(s): Clarinet and Saxophone

Favourite Wind Orch Piece: Pirates of the Caribbean

Favourite Wind Orch Social: Quiz Night

Brief Description of Role: "I help to organise our concerts and make sure everything runs smoothly on the day."

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Marketing Manager:

Name: Holly Hearne

Year: 2nd

Subject: Media and Creative Industries

Instrument(s): Flute 

Favourite Wind Orch Piece: Narnia

Favourite Wind Orch Social: Circle

Brief Description of Role: "As marketing manager I am responsible for everything on the social media including promoting concerts and merch!"

Matty

Librarian (1) and Welfare Officer:

Name: Matty Beales

Year: 2nd

Course: Chemistry

Instrument(s): Flute

Favourite Wind Orch Piece: Chicken Run

Favourite Wind Orch Social: Craft evening

Brief Description of Role: "As one of the librarians, I organise the sheet music for rehearsals, print practice copies as requested, and help manage swapping music with other orchestras outside the university."

James

Librarian (2):

Name: James Rawson

Year: 3rd

Subject: Mathematics PhD

Instrument(s): Clarinet

Favourite Wind Orch Piece:  Vaughan Williams' English Folk Song Suite

Favourite Wind Orch Social: Film Night

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:

Name: Matthew Holden

Year: 3rd

Subject: Mathematics

Instrument(s): Saxophone 

Favourite Wind Orch Piece: October by Eric Whitacre

Favourite Wind Orch Social: Pub hike

Brief Description of Role: "My job is really to make sure Wind Orch is a great place to meet people and make friends. So, week to week, I plan socials such as board game evenings, tenpin bowling trips, pub crawls and of course Circling!"

SMALL BAND COORDINATORS

Kamil

Liquorice Sticks:

Name: Kamil Kobyłka

Year4th

Course: Mathematics and Physics

Instrument(s): Clarinet

Favourite Small Band Piece: How to train your dragon

"I'm the coordinator for Liq Sticks for this year. We have a range of music from classical to video game so I'm sure there's something you'll like. But even if not then I'm always open for suggestions! Hope to see you join us in rehearsals :)"

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Flute Choir:

Name: Adrian Cerny

Year: 2nd

Course: Biochemistry

Instrument(s): Flute

Favourite Small Band Piece: When I Grow Up

"Come along to Flute Choir for a chill time playing some fun tunes (I think we have pretty much every Disney movie covered). There's parts for all abilities and you can even try out the alto flute!"

Bethan

Feeling Saxy:

Name: Bethan Davies-Asmar

Year: MA

Course: Modern history

Instrument(s):  Flute, Cor Anglais and Saxophone 

Favourite Small Band Piece: Rain Dance

"I coordinate Feeling Saxy with Stephen. We would love to welcome new members to our chilled Friday night rehearsals and have a wide range of music. There’ll be lots of things to get involved with this year, including gigs, busking, socials and more."

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Feeling Saxy:

Name: Stephen Smith

Year: 2nd

Course: Physics PhD

Instruments: Saxophone

Favourite Small Band Piece: November Spring

"I'll be coordinating Feeling Saxy with Bethan this year. Our group of talented saxophonists bring together the best of classical and contemporary music from Mozart to Michael Jackson. With regular rehearsals, performances and social events, Feeling Saxy is more than just a band - it's a family of musicians who share a love for great music and great company. We'd love to see you there!"

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Duck Duck Goose:

Name: Amelia Kinghorn

Year: 2nd

Course: Maths 

Instrument(s): Oboe and Saxophone

Favourite Small Band Piece: Eine Kleine Duckmusique

"Hi, I'm Amelia and I'm a coordinator for Duck Duck Goose, our double reed ensemble, alongside Ellie. We meet weekly, play music and have loads of fun. So if you play oboe, bassoon, cor anglais or even recorder, feel free to come along and have fun with us. :)"

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Duck Duck Goose:

Name: Ellie Williams

Year2nd

Course: Mathematics and Physics

Instrument(s): Oboe, Cor Anglais, Flute and Piccolo

​Favourite Small Band Piece: Aladdin

"I coordinate Duck Duck Goose, our double reed and recorder ensemble, alongside Amelia. Our rehearsals are quite informal, and we play a wide variety of music so there is something for everyone. We welcome players of all abilities and would love to see you there!"

FRESHERS' and TOUR REPS

Molly

Freshers' rep:

Name: Molly Boxall

Year1st

Course: English Literature

Instrument(s): Alto Saxophone, Descant and Tenor Recorders

​Favourite Wind Orch Piece: Pirates of the Carribean

"Wind Orchestra is such a lovely and welcoming community and I feel so lucky to be able to contribute to that in my new role as Freshers rep!"

Noah

Tour rep:

Name: Noah Philpott

YearMasters

Course: Early Modern History

Instrument(s): Clarinet

"As tour rep, I have the responsibility of organising the society's tour for term three. That involves picking the destination, organising accommodation and planning the activities for the tour.

CONDUCTORS

Bethan

Term 1:

Name: Bethan Davies-Asmar

Year: MA

Course: Modern history

Instrument(s): Flute and Cor Anglais

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Term 2:

Name: Sam Medwell

Year: 4th

Course: Computer Science

Instrument(s): Saxophone

Joe

Term 2:

Name: Joe Oakely

Year: 4th

Course: Computer Science PhD

Instrument(s): Saxophone and Flute 

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