Symphonic Wind Orchestra

SUSWO is the only auditioned wind orchestra at the University of Southampton, and is open to all woodwind, brass and percussion players.

Originally founded by woodwind and brass players at the University, we are a friendly ensemble that welcomes talented musicians from across the University.

We play varied and challenging repertoire to a high standard, giving our members the opportunity to perform regularly as part of a talented ensemble.

Auditions take place every September, and the orchestra has approximately forty members. We aim to perform three concerts a year, as well as going on a joint European tour with Sinfonietta. If you are interested in finding out more about SUSWO and how to book an audition, please email susymphonicwindorchestra@soton.ac.uk..

About Symphonic Wind Orchestra

Members are chosen through an audition process that takes place at the start of each academic year, and the orchestra is run by a student committee who are elected annually at our AGM. The committee works closely with the Musical Director to choose challenging and enjoyable repertoire for each concert, as well as ensuring the smooth running of the orchestra behind-the-scenes.

Membership Fee Information

These are the current membership fees offered by Symphonic Wind Orchestra, although many clubs and societies offer a free period for new members to try out their activities.

You must be a member of the Students' Union to join a club or society
NameCostValid PeriodDetails
Year Membership£3530/09/2019 - 30/06/2020SUSWO rehearses weekly for 2 hours 45 mins (including a break) whilst running up to termly concerts, with a weekend all day rehearsal in preparation for these (usually on Sundays). The membership fee goes towards hiring music, rehearsal and concert spaces, our conductor's fee as well as other general running costs SUSWO incurs. We play some great music that would not be possible to play without a fee .

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The Committee

All clubs and societies within the Students' Union are run entirely by students. The student committee for Symphonic Wind Orchestra this year are:

  • Hope Felts-King
  • Kieran Potter
    Orchestral Manager
  • William Edwards
  • Yasmin Parekh
    Publicity Secretary
  • Bianca Fung
  • Rebecca Presswood
    Social Secretary
  • David Saudek
    Tour Secretary
  • Charlotte Tripcony
    Tour Secretary
  • Clare Wright
  • Charlotte Tripcony
    Vice President