Executive Committee

Emily Fawthrop
Emily Fawthrop
President

Hi! I’m in my third year studying psychology. I play tenor horn in main band, and have been playing in brass bands since I was 10. I’ve had side-ventures with the trumpet, flugel, percussion and conducting (not at the same time), but think vibrato on tenor horn sounds the best. I’ve been in BrassSoc (and loved every minute) since my first year and was a beginners coordinator last year. My favourite event I’ve arranged so far as President is Whit Friday, and I look forward to arranging many more- but I’m most looking forward to meeting all new members to the society!

Alwyn Whalley
Alwyn Whalley
Treasurer

Alwyn is a third-year engineering student, returning for his second round on exec after a year abroad in Germany. He has been playing trumpet for 15 years and cornet for 5 in numerous ensembles across Hampshire. Before joining the Brass Society, Alwyn played solo cornet for Otterbourne Brass and trumpet in the Hampshire County Youth Wind Ensemble (HCYWE). Alwyn also has experience playing the euphonium and French horn. His favourite musical moments are performing in a full-sized orchestra and concert band at the Royal Albert Hall, playing in Brandenburg Cathedral with the HCYWE, and touring Belgium with the Royal Holloway Symphony Orchestra. Alwyn has greatly enjoyed his time in the Brass Society, especially the socials, Real Ale Festival, Tri-Uni in Durham, and UniBrass in Bangor. On top of Main Band, Alwyn has also enjoyed being in Symphonic Brass – the Christmas concert with Hoggy being a particular highlight. Outside of BrassSoc, he spends his time in the Dirty Duck and playing squash.

Finn Faria
Finn Faria
Symphonic Brass Coordinator

Hi, my name’s Finn and I’m a 4th year Engineering student. I play cornet in Main Band and trumpet in Symphonic Brass, which I coordinate. I also dabble in conducting from time to time, which only adds to my ego as a trumpet player (just kidding, I hope!).

I have actually enjoyed Symphonic Brass so much that it is my second year coordinating it! My favourite moments have been conducting ‘I Got Rhythm’ at last year’s American music concert, and running the open taster session in week 1, where we play through lots of fun music. If you’re a trumpet/horn/trombone/tuba/percussion player, I hope I’ll see you there!

Jack Oram
Jack Oram
Beginners Brass Coordinator

Hi! I’m Jack and I am a second-year chemistry student. I started playing brass at my local silver band on the baritone horn and later moved to the euphonium which I now play in the main band. My highlights of the brass soc calendar are the UniBrass contest, and the fantastic annual pudding social. My role on exec is to run the beginner and intermediate bands, which give anyone a chance to learn to play a brass instrument regardless of whether they’ve played a musical instrument before!

Louis Snow
Louis Snow
Marketing Manager

Hi there! I’m a third year Maths and Physics student from North Somerset. I’ve only been playing the tuba since I was sixteen, but it’s been so great getting the chance to play with others in the main band. At BrassSoc, my job is to organise merchandise (like the jumper I’m wearing in the photo), advertising for our concerts, and making social media posts like this one. I’m looking forward to our summer concerts and bringing loads of new talent into the band!

Nicholas Godfrey
Nicholas Godfrey
Concert Manager

Hello! I’m a second year maths student. I’ve been playing percussion since I was eight and cornet since I was nine, although I currently play cornet in the main band. I have been playing in brass bands, as well as various other ensemble types, ever since. I joined the Brass Society shortly after the Free Concert in my first year (which I came to see). I’ve enjoyed it ever since, and I’m thrilled to have been pulled onto this year’s exec committee. Outside of BrassSoc, I play trumpet in the university Wind Orchestra and Big Band. I also enjoy playing table tennis and programming in C.

Pip Jackson
Pip Jackson
Social Secretary

Hello! I’m Pip, a third-year undergrad, studying Maths with some Stats and Japanese. I’ve been playing the trombone for fourteen years, but before coming to Warwick, I had never played in a Brass Band! I cannot imagine life without brass-banding now. Occasionally, I also play the euphonium, kazoo, and melodica. This year, I am BrassSoc’s Social Secretary, providing dynamic events social events, this term including: Pub Golf in Leamington Spa, a Quiz Night like no other, and a trip to BrassSoc’s favourite curry restaurant, the Royal Bengal.

Peter Langmack
Peter Langmack
Librarian & Equipment Manager

Peter is a third year chemistry student who has been playing the tuba for 9 years. He’s mainly played in orchestras and concert bands before joining Brass Soc, though he has had a lot of small brass ensemble experience at school and even a little bit of jazz tuba. Although Peter’s first year was a bit strange, he was still able to enjoy the rehearsals and UniBrass and can’t wait to get more involved with the society by being on the Exec this year.

Louisa Armitage
Louisa Armitage
Busking & Charity Coordinator

Hi! I’m a third year studying Classical Civilisation. My first instrument is French Horn and I have loved being able to continue this is the society’s Symphonic Brass group. Since joining the society I’ve switched to Tenor Horn in main band, a switch which was made relatively seamless through the mentoring of other society members. Outside of rehearsals, I love coming along to all the socials and playing in other musical ensembles at the music centre!