WHAT IS SMALL BAND?
A subsection of The Big Band, Small Band meets weekly for rehearsals. We play a variety of music, from traditional jazz standards to pop function tunes. Small Band are often booked for society balls and corporate functions, so there’s even more performance opportunities if you join. It’s also a great place to learn more about playing in a smaller band, where you will often be the only player on your part.
As part of Small Band, we often also hold improvisation classes, led by our Small Band Co-ordinator, to improve your musicianship skills. Our members find these opportunities incredibly valuable, and bring the skills acquired to their solos when playing with The Big Band.
Members of Small Band are also part of The Big Band, therefore you will need to have a Big Band membership to be a part of it.
If you want to find out more about joining our Small Band, contact us here or on Facebook or Instagram. Information about when and where Small Band rehearsals will occur for 2020/21 will be posted here shortly.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BIG BAND AND SMALL BAND?
Both bands are the responsibility of the University of Warwick Big Band society. The Big Band is the main band that the majority of our members play in, and is the band that plays on domestic tours, nightclub events and the Real Ale Festival, to name a few. Small Band is made up of members from the Big Band who want to play in a smaller setting, where you will take more solos and improvisation opportunities. You can join both the Big Band and Small Band, or just one. If you have any questions don’t be afraid to get in touch!