A welcoming non-auditioned big band that gets together on Wednesday Night to play a variety of Jazz, Funk, Swing and Blues music. We usually have 30-40 members each year, and is improving year by year whilst having fun playing music together. We have regular socials such as pub crawls, balls, and even cheese and wine nights. The biggest event on the social calendar is our annual tour during Easter Holiday, with the Southampton University Concert Band, to an exotic European destination, where we perform and explore new places. Find us during freshers week in the fresher's fair (Bunfight) or come join us on Wednesday's for our weekly rehearsals.
We rehearse on Wednesday nights in the Plant Pot (SUSU, building 42) 7:30-9:30pm. Feel free to just turn up at a rehearsal to see what we're like.
We also run informal open jam sessions in our weekend slots, in Clubs and Socs (SUSU, building 42) on Saturdays 11:00am-2:00pm and Sundays 2:00-5:00pm. These are open to any instruments and a perfect opportunity for any members wishing to play in a small group or work on soloing in a safe and friendly environment.
We play standard big band music so usually we have the following instruments/parts:
Rhythm Section: Guitar, Bass (bass guitar or double bass), Piano/keys, Drum kit and percussion. We have a drum kit, keyboard and amps so you don't need to bring these yourself. As we are non-auditioned we have the rhythm section members take it in turns so everyone gets to play.
Horn section: Trumpets, Trombones, Alto Saxes, Tenor Saxes and Bari Saxes (but if you play another wind instrument you're welcome to join in on our jams sessions in the weekends!)
Find out more on our website: jazzband.susu.org, or alternatively email us at email@example.com or find us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
All clubs and societies within the Students' Union are run entirely by students. The student committee for Jazz Band this year are:
Tour and Fundraising Secretary
These are the current membership fees offered by Jazz Band, although many clubs and societies offer a free period for new members to try out their activities.
|2023/24 Year Membership||£25.00||25/09/2023 - 30/06/2024||Yearly membership for access to all of the activities including rehearsals, concerts and socials. This includes the jam sessions. Membership fees go towards equipment, booking concert venues and sheet music.|
|2023/24 Jam Session Membership Only||£10.00||25/09/2023 - 30/06/2024||This membership is for musicians that want to take part in our weekend jam session but not our full 'Big Band'; rehearsals (usually on Wednesday). This includes taking part in any performances specifically put on for the jam groups and any jam group sets in the main jazz band gigs, but to take part in full Jazz Band performances you will need to purchase the full membership. You will also be able to join socials and if you wish our annual tour.
Membership fees go towards equipment, booking concert venues and sheet music.|
|23/24 Vocalist Membership|
Restricted to specific users
|£10.00||01/10/2023 - 31/08/2024||Reduced price membership for the selected vocalists only. Gives same benefits as the full membership
(Yearly membership for access to all of the activities including rehearsals, concerts and socials. This includes the jam sessions. Membership fees go towards equipment, booking concert venues and sheet music.)|
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