About the Band
Who We Are
We are a non-profit, student run music society from the University of Warwick, based in the West Midlands. All our members are students and staff at the university, and play with the band alongside their academic studies.
Our music is of an exceptional standard - historically we have taken part in the National Concert Band Festival, and in 2016 were awarded a Platinum award in the national rounds - the highest accolade offered by the competition.
What we do
The band performs to a wide audience, from private functions including weddings, corporate functions and University balls, to international jazz festivals and its own highly popular concerts at the Warwick Arts Centre, the second largest arts centre in the UK. Be it big band swing, jazz, blues, latin, funk or pop, we aim to accommodate a wide range of styles suitable for various musical occasions.
A number of our members also take part in 'small band', covering further styles of a slightly different kind. With a reduced lineup, typically around seven musicians, the small band repertoire focuses on pop music, and classic jazz standards perfect for private functions.
We're an Internationally Renowned Band
Although we are based in the Warwickshire area, we pride ourselves on being an internationally renowned band. In recent years we have toured across Europe and Beyond, to Italy, Switzerland, Canada, Amsterdam, Spain, Germany and France.
We regularly tour across the UK, performing with other university big bands and bringing our music to other cities throughout the country. Recently we have travelled to Nottingham, London, Mancester, Liverpool and Bristol, to name a few.
To maintain our professional and award winning standard, we strive to produce the best music we can, while maintaining a friendly and informal atmosphere for our members. We offer numerous performance opportunities to all our players, regardless of ability or background, and encourage everyone to take part. This ensures all our members are confident perfomers and make music of the highest standard.