RUMS offer a wide range of musical ensembles led by students, suitable for players and singers of all standards. They also run termly concerts to show off what they have been doing in rehearsals!
Their ensembles are always welcoming new members who simply enjoy making music in a fun and friendly environment, so if you want to join or simply want to find out more get in touch.
Ensemble Leader: Laura McIlroy
RUMS Flute Choir is a group of flautists who meet to play music from films, musicals, and classical pieces. Recent pieces include Vivaldi’s ‘Spring’ and ‘Never Enough’ from The Greatest Showman.
Ensemble Leader: Erin Redmond
RUMS Clarinet Choir is a group of clarinet players who play all types of music and recently we have performed a medley from Lord of the Rings, Queen’s ‘Somebody to Love’ and ‘The Polar Express’.
Ensemble Leaders: Louise Gerth and Laura McIlory
RUMS Choir is a friendly choir open to all abilities, singing a range of music such as pop music and songs from musicals. Recent songs include ‘I’ll stand by You’ and ‘How Far I’ll Go’ from Moana. Join us for what is promised to be a relaxed and enjoyable environment!
Ensemble Leaders: Max Gamblen and Tom Cox
RUMS Jazz Band is a welcoming group for musicians of all abilities! We play a wide variety of Jazz, including standards, funk and more, and we’re always open to suggestions! Our rehearsals are always relaxed and enjoyable, and we also like to encourage people to challenge themselves with Jazz skills such as improvisation. We hope to see you at our rehearsals!
Ensemble Leader: Joe Freestone
RUMS Saxophone group are a friendly group of musicians who rehearse every week during term. We play a mix of music from Bach to Britney Spears and are open to any ability. Any size of sax welcome!
Ensemble Leaders: Phoebe Honey and MC Benoist
RUMS String Ensemble is a group of string players of mixed ability, who play a variety of music from classical to all the well-known favourites from musicals and films. So come along and try it out, it would be great to see some new faces!
Ensemble Leader: Lloyd Dafydd
RUMS Brass Band is a group of friendly brass players who pay music both for small brass ensembles and also classic brass banding music. We’re friendly and accepting of people from all brass instruments and abilities and there’s room for everyone. We rehearse every week in termtime and are always welcoming new members!
Ensemble Leaders: Ben Stone, James Smith and Laura Braithwaite
RUMS Concert Band offers a great environment to meet other student musicians and play fun concert band music from film themes to (the dreaded) Tequila. We welcome all abilities and a wide range of instruments. If that’s not enough to get you to come along we also have a cake break in the middle of rehearsals and, much like the other ensembles, make sure to spend time to socialise after we finish practising.