Welcome to the Student Wind Orchestra of the University of Twente.

At this website, you can find all information about the orchestra and the upcoming performances.

You also might want to take a look at the SHOT Ensemble and its marching band Tohuwabohu!

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About us

SHOT is the student wind orchestra of the University of Twente. The orchestra counts around 65 students of the university and surrounding applied universities. The orchestra was founded in 1991 and is conducted by Ronny Buurink.


Become a member

It is good to see that you are interested in becoming a member of SHOT! You are very welcome to visit (one of) our rehearsals.

Become a benefactor

The organization of multiple concerts and activities is partly made possible by the financial support of benefactora.


SHOT has her own marching band called Tohuwabohu. Take a look at the Tohuwabohu page for more information about the band and bookings.


An ensemble consists of a small group of musicians from the orchestra who can offer a musical addition to your party or any other event.


  • Phil Collins Collection online!

    The online covers are back! As part of our lustrum video, we all recorded our parts of the Phil Collins Collection and this is the end result. Enjoy!

    Special thanks to Arnout Franken for editing the video and Aron Boerkamp for editing the audio!

  • Looking back on SHOT travels through time

    According to a lot of music lovers, music is timeless. Therefore music and time go hand in hand. This autumn the student wind orchestra SHOT has brought time and music even closer in their concert SHOT travels through time. The past, present and future segued in the pieces SHOT has performed.

    In the piece The Sunken Village by Philip Sparke SHOT travels back to the Middle Ages. It is a symphonic poem based on the medieval legend about the town Vineta. According to this story Vineta was taken down into the Baltic Sea as a punishment for its immoral inhabitants. The piece Stone Age by Thomas Doss is a journey through three periods in human history: the Stone Age, The Middle Ages and the Modern Age. Moreover, Philip Sparke lets us take a glance into the future with his piece Two-Part Invention. Two soloists will show what beautiful inventions their instruments are. This provides hope that in the future equally great inventions will be done.


  • Open rehearsals SHOT

    Are you new in Enschede and looking for a nice orchestra to join? The student orchestra Twente, or SHOT, rehearses on Thursdays from 20:00h until 22:30h in the Audiozaal at the Vrijhof, located at the campus.

    The open rehearsels take place on the 9th, 16th and 23rd of September. If you want to join (one of) these rehearsels, please send an email to secretaris@shot.utwente.nl

  • 30 years of SHOT!

    The lustrum year has started, 30 years of SHOT has to be celebrated! Despite corona, the lustrum committee has in the recent months been busy to celebrate the birthday of SHOT in grand style. The birthday party has started with a pub quiz about SHOT and its full history! Our current members have studied how SHOT has started and which adventures former members have experienced. A month later a reading was held by Joop Boerstoel and Alex Poelman, both former members of SHOT and no strangers to the music world. Joop, the only former conductor of SHOT, told us about the art of conducting. After that, former SHOT hornist Alex Poelman talked about the magic of composing.

    Also a lustrum video has been put together for which old footage is used. After summer we hope to organise more activities on location, such as a parents day, a secret activity a lustrum gala and of course a spectacular final concert!


Studenten Harmonie Orkest Twente

Vrijhof Cultuurcentrum

Postbus 217

7500 AE Enschede 

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