On Saturday the 16th of March, history was made: BUJO won the Southwest Universities Battle of the Big Bands for the second year running! We also took home the Best Vocalist award thanks to Grace’s stunning performance (see video). Thanks to everyone who came along to the event! Both BUJO and Hornstars will be performing Read more about BUJO Wins Southwest Battle of the Big Bands![…]
Big band society has several exciting public gigs coming up in the next few months! We’ll be performing in a range of venues with a range of atmospheres so there’s sure to be something for everyone. The first event is a performance by BUJO at the famous jazz bar The Old Duke on King Read more about Upcoming Big Band Soc public events (February & March 2019)[…]
Welcome to all the new UoB students, as well as returning ones new to big band soc. Our audition dates have now been announced on our Facebook page; they will be occurring from the 6th to the 10th of October in the Victoria rooms and the Student Union. Sign ups will be opening at Freshers Read more about AUDITION DETAILS[…]
For their 2018 summer tour, BUJO and Hornstars took on the sunny beaches of Spain. Arriving at URH Tossa de Mar Hotel, the bands enjoyed the local beach and the neighbouring culture of Barcelona and Girona, as well as performing three brilliant gigs at Platja d’Aro, Lloret de Mar and Tossa de Mar. Provided above is Read more about Big Band Tour 2018[…]
Both big bands and JFS society will be performing at the Anson Rooms (in the Bristol Students Union), Friday 3rd November. Click here to get your tickets. You wouldn’t want to miss a chance to see all three groups performing on the same night!
For their 2017 summer tour, BUJO and Hornstars made an appearance in the Netherlands. Arriving at Hotel Aan Zee, Noordwijk, the bands had time to catch some sun before they got to play at the Amsterdam Museum, the Delft town square, and a thrilling collaboration with the Utrecht Student Big Band at the Stefanus Theatre. Provided Read more about Big Band land in the Netherlands[…]
The latest concert in the lunchtime series saw the mighty BOOJ entertain a packed auditorium for an hour of exciting horn-shredding jazz. Singers Lydia Bell, Juliet Temko and Tommy Down each took a number, performing Orange Coloured Sky, I Just Wanna Make Love To You and Feeling Good respectively. The band produced a huge sound Read more about BUJO at the Victoria Rooms[…]
Itchy Feet Exeter saw the first outing for BigBandSoc’s brand-spanking new keyboard and amp, bought with money from the Alumni Foundation. Playing to a capacity crowd both inside and outside Timepiece, their set went down a storm. BigBandSoc would like to thank The Alumni Foundation for their contribution towards this new equipment.
Saturday 15th saw the Anson Rooms and STA play host to a fantastic night of live music from BUJO, Easy Grease, The Feelgood Experiment and The Bristol Hornstars. BUJO kicked off the evening in style, with débuts for new conductor Paddy Pamment and vocalists Juliet, Lydia and Tommy. With an eclectic set of funk, swing Read more about BUJO and The Bristol Hornstars at the Anson Rooms![…]
2014 marks Hornstars and BUJO’s week-long tour to Barcelona, where we played a variety of venues including the Richmond International School, the Barcelona Maritime Museum and the Padralbes Centre. Unofficially sponsored by Don Simon Sangria.