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 a 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/October, 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 the other auditioned ensembles (SUSO, Sinfonietta). If you are interested in finding out more about SUSWO and how to book an audition, please email susymphonicwindorchestra@gmail.com

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 susymphonicwindorchestra@soton.ac.uk or go to our Facebook page.

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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:

Harry Linegar
Librarian
Alice Bell
Orchestral Manager
Rhianna D'Souza
Ordinary Member
Niki Demetriou
Ordinary Member
Courtenay Bolt
President
Stephanie Haskell
Publicity Secretary
Kenneth Leung
Secretary
Samuel Gilmartin
Social Secretary
Kieran Potter
Treasurer
Niamh MacKie
Vice President

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Membership 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.

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NameCostValid PeriodDetails
Year Membership£60.0001/10/2022 - 18/06/2023This fee is for those who have been successful in the audition process. SUSWO rehearses weekly for 2 hours 30 mins (including a break), with an additional all-day rehearsal in preparation for our concert each term. The yearly membership fee goes towards our MD fees, hiring concert venues, as well as other general running costs that SUSWO faces for the term. We play some great music that without a fee would not be possible to play.
Semester 2 Membership£30.0029/01/2023 - 30/06/2023This fee is for those who have been successful in the audition process. SUSWO rehearses weekly for 2 hours 30 mins (including a break), with an additional all-day rehearsal in preparation for our concert each term. The semester membership fee is for those who have chosen to pay by semester. This is the second installment. You must have paid the first-semester installment to pay the second. This fee goes towards our MD fees, hiring concert venues, as well as other general running costs that SUSWO faces for the term. We play some great music that without a fee would not be possible to play.

Constitution

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