Wind Orchestra Wins Top National Award

NCBF Platinum Award imageThe Music Department run Sheffield University Wind Orchestra (SUWO) performed with professional panache and brilliance on Sunday 16 November at the Northern Heats of the National Concert Band Festival to win a Platinum Award, the ultimate accolade, in the Open Class.

This achievement is all the more impressive in that this was the first ever concert given by the Band of 2014/15, which, this year, is made up of over 50% freshers.

Such an amazing result gives SUWO an assured place in the National Final at the Royal Northern College of Music in April, where the Orchestra will relish the opportunity to play in the RNCM’s newly refurbished Concert Hall alongside the best symphonic wind bands in the UK.