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The LUU Big Band (formerly known as LUU Dance Band) is a 22 piece Big Band, which plays a wide variety of dance band/big band repertoire including swing, funk and jazz.
We perform at prestigious music venues in Leeds, such as the Wardrobe and Hi-fi clubs. The band is also available to hire for functions such as society balls, weddings and parties. 
The band makes a regular appearance at the Leeds University Union Summer Ball at the end of the year and we go on a tour to the South of France over Easter.
Auditions for the band are held at the beginning of every academic year. We invite trumpeters, trombonists, saxophonists, rhythm section musicians and vocalists to try out for the band. Auditions are held every year during Freshers' Week. You can sign up for an audition by visiting us at the Fresher's Fair! If you have any questions about auditions or anything else - feel free to email us!
If you are interested in booking the band, or want to find out more, check out our website at  or join our facebook page at to keep in touch and find out when we will next be performing!

President: Olivia Rome

Secretary: Edward Harrison

Treasurer: Paul Smith

Musical Director(s): Charlie Knighton and Jonny Whitehead

This year the band is as follows:

Trumpet 1 - Rich Hodgson
Trumpet 2 - Matt Robinson
Trumpet 3 - Ed Harrison
Trumpet 4 - Joe Roberts

Trombone 1 - Charlie Knighton
Trombone 2 - Dan Procter
Trombone 3 - Adam Chard
Trombone 4 - Sam Nodet

Alto Sax 1 - Jonny Whitehead
Alto Sax 2 - Sarah Ferris
Tenor Sax 1 - Paul Smith
Tenor Sax 2 - Olivia Rome
Baritone Sax - Harry Rees

Guitar - Ricky Westrip
Bass - Thomas Rhodes
Keyboard - Jack Fogarty
Drums and Percussion - Chris Cox and Alex Champion

Male Vocals - Michael Ahomka Lindsay and Joe Holly
Female Vocals - Mared Williams and Paige Peddie

Membership is available after you have passed your audition for the band.

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