Big Band


Welcome to Big Band

*** Please DO NOT get membership unless you have been accepted into the band. ***

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, pop 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! Please DO NOT get membership unless you have been accepted into the band.

As part of the band, you will be able to borrow high quality recording and PA equipment, free of charge.

If you are interested in booking the band or want to find out when we will next be performing you can:

 - Email us at 

 - Join our Facebook page at

 - Follow our Instagram @luubigband