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LUUMS (Music)

LUUMS has 3 orchestras, 3 bands, 3 choirs and a composers group that cater to everyone's musical ability and taste. We're a friendly society and would love to meet you, so come along to a rehearsal!
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Welcome to LUUMS – the Leeds University Union Music Society – one of the biggest societies in the LUU. We have a history spanning back over 80 years, and have something to offer you regardless of your subject of study, musical ability or taste. There are ten ensembles for you to be involved with, as well as a chamber music and piano showcase, a large committee that you can become part of from Easter next year, and some fantastic social events with maybe some sport thrown in there as well!

As well as a diverse array of musical opportunities, LUUMS also has an exciting social calendar. As well as post-rehearsal Old Bar trips and ensemble socials, we have a large number of society-wide socials including nights at Revs, Otley Runs, live music events in the union and the LUUMS Ball. We’re an extremely friendly society and would love to see lots of new faces across all of our ensembles.

Auditioned Ensembles

  • Chamber Choir
  • Chamber Orchestra
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Symphonic Wind Orchestra

Open Ensembles

  • Brass Band
  • Chorus
  • Concert Band
  • Symphonic Choir
  • Composers' Ensemble
  • Sinfonia

Auditions have now closed for the auditioned ensembles, but feel free to come along to an open ensemble. Rehearsals have now started but don't worry if you have missed a couple - we'd still love to have you! More detailed information can be found on our website:

Piano and Chamber Showcase

As well as our ensemble activities, we also offer performance opportunities to chamber groups and pianists. The first round, this year, being held in February, is held in an informal showcase format. Everyone is welcome to come and play, we just want to offer performance opportunities to those who don’t get them as often! There will hopefully be a second showcase in the summer. This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who is interested in performing outside of a large ensemble. For more information, contact our concerts manager Emma at  

Friday Feature

Friday Feature is a performance opportunity for anyone who wants it! We’re aiming to put on monthly gigs in the foyer in the music department with no restrictions on who can play. If you’re a singer-songwriter, a jazz group or an indie band, we want to provide you with a platform to get valuable performance experience, whilst keeping a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. The bar will also be open and entry will be free, so if you’re up for playing or just want to hear some good music, come along and join in. If you’re interested in getting involved, contact our secretary Gemma at

Full Membership

Full membership costs £20 and gives you access to all ensembles, including composers’ ensemble and symphonic choir, as well performance opportunities through the Friday Feature. Membership also gets you discounted tickets to all concerts, events and socials. If you are an exchange student who is only here for one semester, there is also the opportunity to purchase a half-year membership for £10.

Departmental Membership

Departmental membership costs £5 and gives you access to composers’ ensemble, symphonic choir and performance opportunities through the Friday Feature, as well as discounted tickets to all concerts, events and socials.

Alumni Membership

Alumni membership costs £15 and gets you an invitation to the society Showcase Concerts, discounted tickets to all concerts, events and socials, and copy of the society newsletter.

Useful documents

  • Social Guidelines

    Should you be running a social, check out the guidelines for events you run.

  • LUUMS Risk Assessment 2013 14

    This document details the risks that can be encountered during any activities you might be involved in with the Music Society.


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