Welcome to Bath Spa Big Band Society!
Big Band Society is about to embark on it's biggest year ever...want to come on board? We're an ever growing family of like-minded musicians with a passion for performance, and we're looking to expand both in numbers and experience. Sounds like something you might be interested in? Then keep on reading...
What actually IS 'Big Band'?
We're a non-profit, student-led organisation at Bath Spa University. The band itself is a large jazz ensemble, featuring the following instruments:
Who can join?
We're an inclusive society, so we are open to everybody who wants to give it a go! All abilities are welcome, as are people from any campus and course. Being able to read music is a big help, but not essential (particularly for rhythm section), and not a requirement at all for our singers. We're a bargain too, at only £10 membership for the year, which is all spent on new music, transport for gigs, and upkeep of the band. Keeping membership costs low ensures that Big Band is within budget for everybody!
What sort of stuff do you do throughout the year?
Other than weekly rehearsals, we have social events with eachother so that we can kick back and relax, and we also play several gigs throughout the year. A lot of our gigs are fundraisers which are split half and half between the Big Band fund and a local charity, and we do a couple of free gigs too. Here's a snippet of what we did in the 16/17 academic year:
- Bath Party in the City! - Komedia stage
- Christmas Party Entertainment
- RENT Party! Big Bands BIG Fundraiser
- Fresher's Ball 2016
- Summer Festiball 2017
What do you have planned for this year?
?At the moment, our schedule is empty, but we have lots of ideas in the works, so watch this space...
When do you rehearse?
6.00 - 8:00 pm every Wednesday on Newton Park Campus
Sounds like your type of thing? Purchase a full membership or an 'I'm interested' membership today! Any questions? Get hold of us on Facebook or drop us an email! Still want to know more? Check out our Promo Video!
President: Issy Britton
Vice President: Reuben Jenkins
Musical Director: Kris Nock
Assistant Musical Director: Amber Nixon
Treasurer: Mel Bonicel
Librarian: Alice Silcock