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.


  • Change of the board October 2019

    On the 3rd of October was the half-yearly ALV of SHOT. Half of the board is changed. Pelle, Tanja and Niels said goodbye and Lotte, Mark and Jurgen joined the board. We now have a new secretary, Lotte, a new treasurer, Mark and a new music commissioner, Jurgen! The evening was celebrated with a beer in the sports canteen. We wish the new board good luck and lots of fun!

    The composition of the new board is as follows:


    Stijn Hulshof - Chairman

    Lotte Immink - Secretary

    Mark Swinkels - Treasurer

    Anke Meesters - General member

    Jurgen Grotentraast – Music commissioner

  • Looking back on the summer concert

    Thursday June 13th, SHOT played her last concert before the holidays. It was a great evening with a lot of audience. Together with the Euregio Brassband from Borne we filled an evening with film music.

  • Lustrum Ronny

    On the first of October our conductor, Ronny Buurink, conducted us for exactly 25 years. He is conducter for a longer time than the age of most of our members! Because Ronny is such an important part of our association, we wanted to do something special. It seemed a good idea to give him a new stool, since the old one was falling apart. We hope that we can add another five years to it in 2023!


      On Thursday the 13 of December, we will give some more attention to this lustrum with a concert on the Vrijhof on the campus of the UT!


  • SHOT travels through time, November 28th

    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 is going to bring time and music even closer in their concert SHOT travels through time. The past, present and future will segue in the pieces SHOT is going to perform. Come and listen and let SHOT take you by the hand in a journey through time.

    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.

    The concert takes place on Thursday 28 November 2019 and starts at 20:00. The concert location is the Audiozaal of campus building De Vrijhof, De Veldmaat 5, Enschede. Tickets cost 6 euros (normal price) or 3 euros (for students). These are for sale at the entrance of the concert or in pre-sale on the website.

  • Open rehearsals

    Are you new in Enschede and looking for a nice orchestra to join? The student orchestra Twente, or SHOT, rehearses Thursdays at 20.00h in the Audiozaal at the Vrijhof, located at the campus. 

    Thursday September 5, 12, and 19 are our open rehearsals and you are more than welcome to join. Please inform the board so that they can make sure there is sheet music for you. More information can be found on our Facebook page.

    See you on Thursday!


Studenten Harmonie Orkest Twente

Vrijhof Cultuurcentrum

Postbus 217

7500 AE Enschede 

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