Hello Everyone!

My name is Sam and I'm Blowsoc's Tour Manager this year. I am so excited to announce that the location for this year's tour will be Barcelona. Blowsoc hasn't been to Barcelona for quite some time now, and I'm certain that this will be one of Blowsoc's biggest and most exciting tours ever!

For those of you who don't know what our tour involves, every year we go somewhere in Europe, generally playing three concerts (one with the orchestra, one with Moonlighters Big Band, and one joint concert with both ensembles). This year for the first time, we are excited to be bringing our Brass Band along too, allowing them to perform by themselves throughout the week. Of course, even though we are a music society, our schedule is packed with far more than just concerts! There will be lots of opportunities for you to explore the city, the vibrant night-life, check out the local beaches or even chill at the hotel pool. I guarantee there will be something for everyone on this tour that you will enjoy.

Undecided? If you're like me, I always jump at any opportunity to escape and catch some sun...I usually worry about the logistics later. Some of you may be unsure as to whether this would be the right thing for you, as you might not be in many ensembles, worried you won't know anyone or concerned about juggling this with all your uni work. My advice would be, if there's any part of you that wants to come...DO IT! You will not regret it.

Tour is one of the most fun weeks in your university year (if not THE most fun week!), and whether you don't know anyone or you're the biggest name on campus, the social aspect of tour gives you the chance to get to know some great people. Though the coach journey takes a while, you’ll find that the hours fly by so easily when you're enjoying yourself! We organise socials before we leave, and also whilst we're out there to make sure everyone gets a chance to make new friends and get to know each other really well.

And to top it all off, how many times will you be able to say that you’ve performed in beautiful venues across Barcelona?! Spain is such a stunning country with great weather, food and an exciting nightlife, we hope to see as many of you there as possible. We will be staying in the beautiful Costa Brava region with some amazing coastlines and views, with some unforgettable performance venues across the region.

To see the kind of fun we get up to, check out the Blowsoc Tour 2017 video where we went to Amsterdam!

If you have any queries at all please don’t hesitate to contact me at amysg@nottingham.ac.uk. Otherwise I look forward to seeing you on that coach on the way to Barcelona!

Destination: Barcelona, Spain
Price: TBA
Dates: Monday 16th April - Sunday 22nd April 2018
Tour Manager: Sam Griffiths (amysg@nottingham.ac.uk)

Previous tour videos...

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