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.
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.
If you are interested in finding out more about SUSWO, please email email@example.com or go to our Facebook page.
All clubs and societies within the Students' Union are run entirely by students. The student committee for Symphonic Wind Orchestra this year are:
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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.
|Semester 1 2021/22 Membership||£25.00||04/10/2021 - 29/01/2022||SUSWO rehearses weekly for 2 hours 15 mins (including a break), with an additional all day rehearsal (usually on a Saturday) in preparation for our concert each term. The semester membership fee goes towards our MD fees, printing/photocopying sheet music, hiring concert venues, as well as other general running costs SUSWO faces for the term. We play some great music that without a fee would not be possible to play.|
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