Victorian Christmas Market 2019: Saturday 30th November, 1pm
SHSU Band have again been invited to play at Sheffield's Vcitorian Christmas Market. The market is open from 10am until 7pm and on sunday from 10am until 5pm, with SHSU Band taking to the stage at 1pm for 40 minutes on the Saturday. Please come and join us to hear lots of Christmas Music for all the family to enjoy.
This event is held at the Kelham Island Museum. Tickets are £6 for adults with all accompanied under 16's entering for free. Tickets can be bought on the gate. We hope to see you all there!
SHSU Band Christmas Concert: Thursday 5th December, 7:30pm
We welcome you to join us for an evening of Christmas (and non-christmas) music on Thursday 5th December. This will be at the Sheffield Hallam Students Union, HUBS, in the stage from 19:30 until 21:00 and is the first time the Band has hosted its own Christmas Concert. There will be a raffle as well and drinks and some christmas treats as well as a visit from St Lukes, the charity we have chosen to raise money for this year. Please feel free to join us!
Tickets can be bought on the door at a price of £4 for students and £5 for adults, children and concessions.
Tickets are located in the "Join Us" section, either to the right hand side or at the bottom of the page depending on device.
If you can’t view the tickets, please log into the union website at the top of the page, or alternatively, please sign up for a guest account.
Busking for Support Dogs: Monday 16th December, 5-7pm
We will be busking for Support Dogs in Sheffield's Train Station between 5-7pm. Expect Christmas Carols, exciting music and maybe even a visit from the dogs! We hope to see you there. Please wrap up warm as it is always chilly!
Carol Service, Tuesday 17th December
SHSU Band are returning to support the University Carol Service this year. This is always a lovely service and really puts us in the festive mood. There is no need to buy tickets. The event is held in Hallam Hall from 16:30-17:30.
Our rehearsals are Thursdays 7-9pm at the HUBS, every week during semester! We aim to be playing by 7 so arrive a few minutes early. If you are interested in joining, come along and see us - get in touch if you're unsure where to go or would like to ask any questions!
SHSU Band is a concert band made up of friendly and enthusiastic musicians who play various styles of music such as film soundtracks, musical theatre and other popular music, as well as some classical and Jazz plus Christmas music when the winter comes around. We are a non-auditioned group and welcome anyone who plays an instrument, be it woodwind, brass, strings, percussion! It doesn’t matter what experience you have playing – whether you play very regularly or you haven’t played for years, we accommodate a range of different abilities.
Throughout the year we have frequent socials which include music-related activities, such as going to the pantomine. Non-music related socials may include other fun activities, for example, laser quest, meals out and film nights.
Of course, we do 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. This has now become an annual event and is something we look forward to each year!
We are excited to announce that we will be working with our new sponsor Elegance Music, bringing some great opportunities for SHSU Band and its members!
Our conductor is Jamie Hollings who has now been with us for a number of years and is always there to support players in the Band.
Celebrating our Varsity win in 2018
Find us on YouTube to see some of our previous performances!