EXEC

Bethan

President:

Name: Bethan Davies-Asmar

Year: 3rd

Subject: History and Politics

Instrument(s): Flute and Cor Anglais

Favourite Wind Orch Piece: Shostakovich Jazz Suite No. 2

Favourite Wind Orch Social: MC Ball

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."

Sam

Vice-President/Treasurer:

Name: Sam Medwell

Year: 3rd

Subject: Computer Science

Instrument(s): Saxophone

Favourite Wind Orch Piece: Highdays and Holidays

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 Bethan to ensure that everything is run smoothly and provides the best possible experience for our members."

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Secretary:

Name: Noah Philpott

Year: 3rd

Subject: History and Politics

Instrument(s): Clarinet

Favourite Wind Orch Piece: The Doctor Who Theme

Favourite Wind Orch Social: Quiz Night

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: Cameron Hammond

Year of Study: 4th

Course: Mathematics

Instrument(s): Bassoon, Contrabassoon and Piano

Favourite Wind Orch Piece: Four Norfolk Dances

Favourite Wind Orch Social: Circling

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."

Dani

Marketing Manager:

Name: Dani Paultz

Year: 3rd

Subject: Economics

Instrument(s): Clarinet 

Favourite Wind Orch Piece: Wicked 

Favourite Wind Orch Social: Circling

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!"

Aljica

Librarian (1):

Name: Alicja Pietrzak

Year of Study: 3rd

Course: Mathematics

Instrument(s): Flute, Tin Whistle and Baritone

Favourite Wind Orch Piece: Fate of the Gods

Favourite Wind Orch Social: Going to the Duck after Rehearsal

Brief Description of Role: "As one of the librarians, I take care of our music, preparing it for rehearsals or as practice copies when requested. Additionally, we share our music with bands from different universities and keep our library updated. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask."

James

Librarian (2):

Name: James Rawson

Year: 2nd

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."

Ellen

Socials and Welfare Officer:

Name: Ellen Potts

Year: 2nd

Subject: Liberal Arts

Instrument(s): Flute

Favourite Wind Orch Piece: Shostakovich The Second Waltz

Favourite Wind Orch Social: Quiz Night

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: Thomas Higham

Year of Study: 2nd

Course: Mathematics

Instrument(s): Bass Clarinet, Clarinet, Saxophone and Piano

Favourite Small Band Piece: Tico Tico

“I look forward to coordinating Liq Sticks for the next year. You could say I make up the bass (clarinet) of this small band. Liq Sticks is a great environment for improving clarinet skills and having fun. Over the next year we will play a large variety of repetoire (there is a distinct lack of clarinet jazz or funk!) and we will have gigs with the other small bands. Anyone and everyone is encouraged to come along!"

Aljica

Flute Choir:

Name: Alicja Pietrzak

Year of Study: 3rd

Course: Mathematics

Instrument(s): Flute, Tin Whistle and Baritone

Favourite Small Band Piece: The Foggy Dew

"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."

Ellen

Flute Choir:

Name: Ellen Potts

Year of Study: 2nd

Course: Liberal Arts

Instrument(s): Flute

Favourite Small Band Piece: Scarborough Fair

"I'm the Flute Choir coordinator with Alicja this year. Feel free to come along and play some music with us, whatever your ability, we'd love to see you!"

Sam

Feeling Saxy:

Name: Sam Medwell

Year of Study: 3rd

Course: Computer Science

Instrument(s): Saxophone 

Favourite Small Band Piece: Rain Dance

"I work with Thomas to run Feeling Saxy, Wind Orch's saxiest 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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Feeling Saxy:

Name: Thomas Higham

Year of Study: 2nd

Course: Mathematics

Instruments: Saxophone, Bass Clarinet, Clarinet and Piano

Favourite Small Band Piece: Oileáin Reel

"I'll be co-coordinating Feeling Saxy this year alongside Sam. Feeling Saxy is the place to be! We're open to all players and throughout the year we have gigs, busking, socials, and the best merch in Wind Orch (Saxy Socks!). Can't wait to see you there."

Sophie

Duck Duck Goose:

Name: Sophie Reinke

Year of Study: 2

Course: Modern Languages (Erasmus)

Instrument(s): Oboe and Flute

"I am the coordinator of the double reed ensemble a.k.a. Duck Duck Goose for term 3. If you play a double reed instrument (or the recorder) come join us. I would be very happy to see you in rehearsal.!"

CONDUCTORS

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Term 3:

Name: Sophie Webber

Year of Study: 1st

Course: Psychology 

Instrument(s): Clarinet

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Term 3:

Name: Thomas Higham

Year of Study: 1st

Course: Mathematics

Instrument(s): Bass Clarinet, Clarinet, Saxophone and Piano

Bethan

Term 3:

Name: Bethan Davies-Asmar

Year of Study: 2nd

Course: History and Politics

Instrument(s): Flute and Cor Anglais

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Term 3:

Name: Ruben Sector

Year of Study: 2nd

Course: Modern Languages with Linguistics

Instrument(s): Flute and Clarinet