Meet This Years Committee!
L-R: Danielle Drew (Secretary), Fergus Quill (Musical Director), Rich Hodgson (President) and Elliot Crouch (Treasurer)
This year’s band, it’s going to be a very good year!
Trumpet 1 – Dan Coulthurst
Trumpet 2 – Rich Hodgson
Trumpet 3 – Sam Rosenbach
Trumpet 4 – George Pierson
Trumpet 5 – Ed Harrison
Trombone 1 – Elliot Crouch
Trombone 2 – Charlie Knighton
Trombone 3 – Lewis Hammond
Trombone 4 – Alex Barrie
Alto Sax 1 – Jasmine Whalley
Alto Sax 2 – Danielle Drew
Tenor Sax 1 – Paul Smith
Tenor Sax 2 – Olivia Rome
Baritone Sax – Sarah Austen
Guitar – Elliot Wenman
Bass – Dave Edwards
Keyboard – Joe Whelan
Drums and Percussion – Chris Cox and James Law
Male Vocal – Michael Ahomka Lindsay
Female Vocal – Mared Williams
We’re going on tour to Bergerac once again this year, and will be playing the following gigs. We hope to see lots of smiling faces!
Wednesday 1st April at 21h00 Salle des Fêtes de St Vivien
Thursday 2nd April at 19h00 SSAFA, Salle des Fontaines, Castillones
Saturday 4th April from 19h00 Eymet Cricket Club, Salle Polyvalente, St Colomb-de-Lauzun
Sunday 5th April at 20h00 Monte Cristo Restaurant (Castillones/Villeréal rd.)
Join us tomorrow, Thursday 6th February from 9pm, for a 1930s Big Band Bonanza at the HiFi club. We’ll be sharing the stage with the brilliant LCM Big Band, after which you can stick around for DJ Duo Jenova Collective, who will bring us back up to date with some swing-influenced floor shakers to round off the night. Dress to impress!
Don’t miss out on our upcoming gig with the brilliant Oxford University Jazz Orchestra. We’ll be performing at the legendary Brudenell Social Club in the heart of Hyde Park.
Tickets are available online HERE! You can also buy tickets from members of the band; we’ll have a stall in LUU on Monday 17th and Friday 21st Feb. See you there!
We are pleased to announce the line up for LUU Big Band 2013 / 14:
Lead Alto – Dom Pusey (MD)
Alto 2 – Jack Firmin
Tenor 1 – John Pearmain
Tenor 2 – Becky Sumerling (President)
Bari – Lucy Kier
Laurence Marshall (MD)
Alex De Little
James Gregg (Treasurer)
Keys – Ed Rice
Guitar – Tom Kitson
Bass – Max Kahn
Drums – Matt Fletcher
David Pegna (Secretary)
Sorry to everyone else who auditioned, it’s been great seeing so many talented musicians but there were only a limited number of seats in the band. Look out for gigs and jam sessions coming soon – it will all be advertised here on the facebook page and on our website at www.luubigband.com.
LUU Big Band x
We’ll be at the Fresher’s Fair in LUU on Monday 23rd September, so come and sign up for an audition! These will be held the following weekend from Friday 27th – Sunday 29th September.
Each year the whole band re-auditions to ensure the best players make it into the line up. For the audition you don’t need to prepare anything – you’ll be asked to sight read a few sections from two or three pieces from our repertoire, followed by a short bit of improvisation.
If you can’t make it to Fresher’s Fair, be sure to email us at email@example.com so that we can fit you in.
Hope to see you soon! LUUBB x
We are currently preparing for our annual Tour De France! We will be playing gigs in the South of France between the 2nd and 10th April 2012. Please get in touch for tickets or if you’d like more info. We’re looking forward to seeing our usual fans in France next week! Please see the poster below for dates and venues!
AGM 2012 – Prospective Committee Info
Being part of of the committee is a rewarding opportunity and is your chance to shape the future of the society and band. We encourage as many people as possible to run for a position, if it’s something you’d like to do! This information is for anyone thinking of running for a committee position to give you more info.
About the Band
LUU Dance Band (Big Band) is a student led society within Leeds University Union and as such we operate under their constitution and are supported by a team within the organisation. The band is now in its 23rd year and are enjoying a successful year which includes a brand new album and many gigs.
Executive electable positions: Other positions (non electable)
President Musical Director x 2 Treasurer
General Requirements & Info
Requirements for President:
Requirements for Musical Directors:
● You should submit a short statement, by the 31st March that includes (but is not limited to) the
Requirements for Secretary & Treasurer:
Good luck, and be sure to approach whoever is in the role currently so you get a full idea of what is involved, and so that you can pose any questions prior to putting yourself forward.