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: Fandango

Favourite Wind Orch Social: Bowling

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: Bethan Davies-Asmar

Year of Study: 2nd

Course: History and Politics

Instrument(s): Flute

Favourite Wind Orch Piece: Shostakovich Jazz Suite No 2

Favourite Wind Orch Social: Just hanging out in the Duck after rehearsals

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

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

Instrument(s): Clarinet and 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: Sebastian Hamilton

Year: 4th

Subject: Engineering

Instrument(s): Trumpet and Cornet

Favourite Wind Orch Piece: Gladiator

Favourite Wind Orch Social: MC Ball

Brief Description of Role: "I organise socials, and make sure that everyone is having a good time. I am also the welfare officer, so I look after people who have any welfare concerns and direct them to uni avenues when appropriate."

SMALL BAND COORDINATORS

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Liquorice Sticks:

Name: Alyssa Gibbons

Year of Study: 2nd

Course: PPE

Instrument(s): Clarinet and Saxophone

Favourite Small Band Piece: Wallace and Gromit

"I’m really looking forward to coordinating Liquorice Sticks this year - after a disrupted first year, It’ll be great meeting freshers and returners while playing a wide variety of music. Whether you’ve played the clarinet for years, or are fairly new, everyone’s welcome to join us!”

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Flute Choir:

Name: Alicja Pietrzak

Year of Study: 2nd

Course: Mathematics

Instrument(s): Flute

Favourite Small Band Piece: Moon River

"I’m in charge of Flute Choir this year, so feel welcome to ask questions or give music requests. I will be happy to see you in rehearsals, no matter if you come every time, or you just had a less busy week and are down for some fun in playing."

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Feeling Saxy:

Name: Martin Hill

Year of Study: 4th

Course: Mechanical Engineering

Instrument(s): Saxophone and Clarinet

Favourite Small Band Piece: Monsters Inc.

“I work with Sam to help run Feeling Saxy, our saxophone small band. The group is open to all, and offers regular rehearsals, gigs, and socials. Come along for the great pieces and fun vibes, we’d love to see you here!”

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Feeling Saxy:

Name: Sam Medwell

Year of Study: 2nd

Course: Computer Science

Instruments: Saxophone

Favourite Small Band Piece: Rain Dance

"I work with Martin to run Feeling Saxy, Wind Orch's best small band. I look forward to trying new pieces and welcoming new members whilst carrying on Saxy's traditions. If you play the sax, you won't regret joining us."

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Double Reeds:

Name: Daria Hall

Year of Study: 3rd

Course: Maths and Physics

Instrument(s): Oboe

"I run the 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: 3rd

Course: Mathematics

Instrument(s): Bassoon, Contrabassoon and Piano

"I run the double reed 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: Fernando Nodal

Year of Study: 3rd

Course: Chemistry

Instrument(s): Saxophone

"As one of the conductors this year, I am excited to take Wind Orchers out of their comfort zone, by exploring brand new repertoire! I look forward to working with such a talented and fun group of musicians."

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Term 2:

Name: Ruth Pugh

Year of Study: 4th

Course: Mathematics

Instrument(s): Clarinet and Bass Clarinet

"As one of the student conductors for this term, I am responsible for choosing the pieces I conduct, and leading the band to a great performance of them. I hope to choose a range of fun and interesting pieces, drawing on years of experience playing in wind orchestras to make rehearsals fun and allowing people to play at their best! I can usually be found either in the maths building or somewhere in music, and I'm always up for a chat!"

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Term 2:

Name: Toby Mills

Year of Study: 3rd

Course: Mathematics

Instrument(s): Trombone, voice and piano

"Really excited to wave my arms about and introduce the band to fun new pieces. I’ve really enjoyed leading vocal groups for a cappella, so I’m ready to extend that to the instrumental side of things as well!”