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.


  • SHOT/SOLO lustrumconcert

    The SHOT/SOLO lustrumconcert took place on the 24th of April. It turned out to be a wonderful afternoon!

    Before the break, SHOT played, among others, the Fourth Symphony by Alfred Reed and Carmesina, by Manuel Moralez Martínez. Also, the first 30 days of a post-pandemic world by Euripides Dionysiadis was played; a piece composed especially for the 30th lustrum. These and the other pieces can be listened to on SHOTs YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/StudHarmOrkTwente

    After the break, SOLO, the SHOT Old Members Orchestra, performed. They played, among others, Armenian Dances part 1 by Alfred Reed and Summon the heroes by John Williams.

  • 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.


  • Goodbye Concert 7th of July

    Next summer, Studenten Harmonie Orkest Twente (SHOT) will go on a concertrip!

    This year, the orchestra travels to Munich and Montecantini Terme, Tuscany. During the trip, several concerts will be given. Also, SHOT will take part in the Toscana Music Festival. Pieces that will be played are The Expedition by Óscar Navarro and the Divine Comedy by Robert W. Smith. Before the trip, you have the chance to see SHOT perform. On thursday the 7th of July 2022, our Goodbye concert will take place, in which SHOT plays part of its repertoire for the concertrip. Regular tickets cost 6,- and student tickets cost 3,-. The concert will take place in the Audiozaal, de Vrijhof in Enschede and starts at 20:00h. You can get your tickets in the pre-sale: sales

  • 30 years of SHOT!

    The lustrum year is already well on its way! After the pub quiz, the lecture from Joop Boerstoel and Alex Poelman and the publication of the lustrum video other activities like 'Wie Is De Mol?' and the secret activity have also taken place.

    During 'Wie Is De Mol?' three members took it upon themselves to sabotage the rest of their group while the other candidates would try to figure out who this mole was. Unfortunately for the moles, there was a candidate in each group who could see straight through their lies.

    During the secret activity, a group of SHOT'ers worked up a sweat during a fencing workshop. After everybody was done stabbing each other we went out for dinner.

    Luckily, the lustrum year is still far from over with many more activities to come! For example, the family day, the lustrum gala and the SHOT/SOLO concert!


Studenten Harmonie Orkest Twente

Vrijhof Cultuurcentrum

Postbus 217

7500 AE Enschede 

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