Reading University Music Socs

UoR Music regularly collaborates with the following Reading University Music socs:

  • RUMS – Reading University Music Society
  • Reading Uni Band Society
  • Reading Rock Society
  • Reading Singer-Songwriters Society

In conjunction, with these thriving music societies, we will be hosting multiple events throughout the academic year. To find out more about these societies please read on!


RUMS offer a wide range of musical ensembles led by students, suitable for players and singers of all standards. For further information – check out the RUMS website here.

JAZZ BAND – Ensemble Leaders: Emily Griffen and Will McCrea (Instagram – rumsjazzband)

RUMS CHOIR – Ensemble Leader: Emma Evans

STRING ENSEMBLE – Ensemble Leader: Sasha Hill

CONCERT BAND – Ensemble Leader: Joseph Young

Rock Society:

Rock Soc is a social society with a vibrant membership both on campus and in town. Members enjoy a wide range of alternative music, including classic rock, metal, goth, punk, industrial/EBM, grunge, pop punk, indie and lots more. They host a range of socials throughout the year. Venues include Purple Turtle, Sub89, Facebar, and many more. We also collaborate with UoR Music to get our rock society members displaying their talents in Live Music shows.

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President:  Leo Haslett

Vice President: Maddy Chelmis

Singer-Songwriters Society:

We hope to welcome you with opportunities to share your love for music and train your creative side, anything from open mics to jam sessions and more! We will be offering in-person socials as well as song-writing sessions for everyone to enjoy – it doesn’t matter if you don’t play any instruments or haven’t written a song before, we’re all here to have fun.

If you are interested in joining our society, email us at

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