Congratulations to all new freshers!

Congratulations to all students who got their A-Level results today! If you’re coming to Warwick and you play a musical instrument (or even if you’ve never played music before in your life), make sure you check out the University of Warwick Big Band.

We are a non-auditioned and entirely student run society that continues to increase in popularity and professionalism. Our repertoire covers many genres, including swing, funk, latin, jazz, bebop, blues, and pop, and our wide range of music and musical ability means we have something for everyone! We play many gigs throughout the year, including University Balls, the ever-popular Students’ Union gigs, private functions, and bookings from clubs across Warwickshire, including Coventry’s Kasbah.

We also have a very active social life, and we regularly visit Pop! (including circling several Wednesdays a term) and have regular socials including our annual Music Centre Ball, regular events such as pub golf and end-of-term socials, traditional curry evenings, and an array of non-drinking socials.

We have parts for trumpet, trombone, saxophone, bass, guitar, keyboard, and drums, and we hold annual singers’ auditions at the beginning of term 1 – keep an eye on our pages for more details.

We’d love to meet any new members – come down to the Ensemble Room (located in the Music Centre) every Thursday at 7:30-10pm during term time (and feel free to join us in the Dirty Duck for a pint afterwards).

If you’d like to follow us, keep an eye on our Facebook page, follow our Instagram/Twitter accounts, check out our SU page or explore the rest of our website.

We look forward to meeting you soon!

Notice: Singers’ auditions!

Exciting news: the University of Warwick Big Band will be holding our auditions for new singers over the Saturday and Sunday of week 1 of term (October 5th&6th)!

If you’d like to come and sing with us, make sure you keep an eye out on this page or our Facebook page for further details on timings and locations, as well as booking your slot for an audition.

If you’re unsure about whether you’d like to join us or not, check out our reasons to join the band, or feel free to come and have a listen to one of our regular rehearsals on any Thursday of term, from 7.30pm in the Ensemble Room.

We hope to see you soon!

New website

As you may have noticed, the big band website has had a bit of a re-design. While it’s functionally probably a little less clever, it’s new back-end controls and easily editable design mean that it’s a great new start for the new exec to be able to do things their own way.

An overview of the new features:

  • these blog posts/updates that will often mirror the updates on the big band fb group/UoWBB Facebook page (as well as an archive of all previous posts);
  • an embedded soundcloud player on our frontpage so anyone can listen to us at our best, at any time;
  • awesome Google forms integration that will help by allowing members to sign up for gigs easily and allow the exec to pick a band in a fair and simple way;
  • a link to the minutes from all of the exec meetings since term 3 of 2019 (found on the big band docs page).

Everyone will need to sign up for an account (and buy their membership!) in order to sign up for gigs, whether you had an account on the old site or not, but hopefully the slick new registration process will make this very easy!

Hope you enjoy it ❤