Samba Society


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The Sheffield University Samba Band is a drumming group, playing traditional Latin American percussion. We play a variety of rhythms similar to the Rio de Janeiro Carnival style batucada, Afoxe and Samba-Reggae, with an added African influence.

The band was was formed in 2006, and has been involved in Notting Hill Carnival, International Cultural Evening, World Scout Jamboree, Peace in the Park, World AIDS Day and charity fundraisers, as well as collaborating with societies such as Capoeira, the Latin American and Mexico society, and the African Affairs Network. We play a variety of performances throughout the year both within and outside of the University grounds so it is an amazing way to visit new places around Sheffield.

It is open to both students and non-students. Everybody is welcome, no musical or drumming experience necessary, and all music is taught in the informal practices held on Monday nights from 6-7.30pm within the union (usually followed by a social gathering in the Interval bar afterwards).

How to Join
If you'd like to be a part of the band, the best way is to come to one of our Rehearsals or Give it a Go events!

Get in touch with by emailing us at or message our facebook page and we'll give you all the information you need to get involved!



All of our clubs and societies are run by a committee.

A committee is a team of people that lead, organise and publicise a group within your Students' Union.

It can be really rewarding as well as being a great way to gain experience and invaluable skills for your future career.