Sheffield University Big Band Society


We are Sheffield University Big Band!! 


As Sheffield’s most active and exciting semi-professional Big Band, we play a variety of music such as jazz, funk, swing, latin and more. Our repertoire includes the likes of Glen Miller, Buddy Rich, Gordon Goodwin, Stevie Wonder, Chick Corea and Michael Buble.


We rehearse weekly and play gigs in and around Sheffield on a regular basis. This includes local charity events, balls, local live music clubs and bars, students union club nights and we have even been approached by BBC Radio Sheffield to play. 


If you’re looking for live music for your event, we are also available for bookings, so do get in touch with us for a quote.


Aside from the music, we enjoy a very active social life. With regular pub trips, meals out, quizzes, club nights and other social events, there’s something for everyone! In light of coronavirus and SU guidelines, this semester will see our regular activities move to more of a virtual format.


Auditions are held at the start of the academic year, and members from any year or course are welcome. Instruments in the band include: alto/tenor/baritone saxophones, trombones, trumpets and a rhythm section consisting of drums, guitar, bass and piano; we also audition vocalists. If you play any of these instruments and enjoy performing music to a high standard (approx Grade 7 standard), please fill out the Google Form below as we’d love to have you audition!


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