SHSU Band is a group of friendly and enthusiastic musicians who play various styles of music such as film soundtracks, musical theatre and other popular music, whilst also embracing the classical side.
We are a concert band/small orchestra that rehearses once a week and meets up for frequent socials throughout the year which include music-related activities e.g. visits to see musical theatre, as well as a range of other fun activities e.g. laser quest, meals out, and film nights.
We are a non-auditioned society and welcome anyone who plays an instrument, be it woodwind, brass, strings, percussion! It doesn’t matter what experience you have playing in a band – whether you play very regularly or you haven’t played for years, we will accommodate a range of different abilities.
We do of course enjoy performing! We have a regular slot at the Kelham Island Christmas Market, collaborate with Harmonies for concerts both in the Students' Union and the wider community and have recently taken up busking to raise money for the band as well as for charitable causes. In March 2018, we also hosted the first Band Varsity, with a friendly competition against the University of Sheffield's Music Players' Society.
Find us on YouTube to see some of our previous performances: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMCThFMYZVh0oCQfXJpjGpA