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The Big Band is one of the university's longest standing ensembles and enjoys a fine reputation, both in the local area and beyond. Under the direction of its distinguished leader Mr Steve Hayes, it boasts a broad and challenging repertoire and gives regular performances in a variety of exciting venues.

Membership is open to students, staff and members of the local community.

The following musicians are always required:

  • Saxophonists
  • Trumpeters
  • Trombonists
  • Pianists
  • Bass players
  • Guitarists
  • Drummers.

Singers are welcome to apply for an informal audition.

Rehearsals: Wednesday from 7.30pm - 9.30pm, in the Student Hall, Talbot House, Talbot Campus

Annual subscription: BU/AUB students: free, staff: £40.00, non-students: £80.00

Keep up to date

If you're a new member did you know you can join our University Music Big Band Facebook group for news and rehearsal updates. For more information on our up and coming events like our University Music Facebook page or follow us on Twitter.


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