Big Band

Big Band plays a range of jazz, swing, blues and Latin styles. Led expertly by the highly sought-after professional percussionist Dae Lee, and consisting of approximately 20-25 players, the Big Band plays a range of gigs throughout the year for entertainment and dancing, for example at our Students Union and in town.

Entry requirements:

  • Everyone is welcome to join. All rhythm section instruments and vocalists will be required to audition.  Horns may be required to audition, depending on numbers that sign up.
  • Musicians should be reasonably confident sight-reading and performing a part by themselves.
  • Membership levels are determined by the number of instrument chairs available in a standard big band line-up.

As one of the UoR’s premier ensembles, members of Big Band should be prepared to commit to arriving punctually and attending every rehearsal unless there is a valid reason approved by the director in advance.

To sign up for Big Band, fill in our 2023-24 UoR Music Membership Form

A taster of the Big Band Repertoire:

  • What is Hip, Arranged by Mike Tomaro
  • Oye Como Va, Arranged by Michael Philip Mossman
  • Go Go, Composed and Arranged by Bob Mintzer
  • No Spring Chicken, Arranged by Kris Berg
  • Pick Up The Pieces, Arranged by Mark Taylor
  • Shining Star, Arranged by Mark Taylor

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