Welcome to LUUMS (Music)

The Leeds University Union Music Society (LUUMS) is one of the largest societies in the LUU and have something to offer you regardless of your subject of study, musical ability or taste.

For 2023/24 Membership, please see below!

All current rehearsals are taking place at the School of Music, in Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall and the Rehearsal Hall.

There are eleven ensembles for you to be involved with, both open ensembles and auditioned, for any instrument or ability! LUUMS is committed to giving the musicians in Leeds a chance to show their talent by ensuring that each ensemble performs a minimum of 3 concerts a year. As well as individual concerts for each ensemble in venues such as the Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall and the Leeds University Great Hall, we also host two showcase concerts for both the auditioned and open ensembles. These are held in some of Leeds’ best concert venues and are a fantastic opportunity for all involved!!

Alongside the diverse array of musical opportunities that we offer, LUUMS also has an exciting social calendar. Rehearsals are typically followed by a trip to Old Bar, and the year is packed full of socials for everyone to get involved in. These include large socials in the union with live music and DJs, Karaoke with a live band, Otley Runs, Sports Day with the University Big Band and, the highlight of the social calendar, the LUUMS Ball!

Please visit our website, luums.org for translations and to find out more about our current Exec who run the society and Wider Exec who run our individual ensembles!


Our Open Ensembles are open to be joined at any point in the year! Click on your chosen ensemble below to join their Facebook Group.

Our Auditioned Ensembles require a single audition in front of the conductors and managers of those ensembles and take place in Freshers Week! To book your slot email our Secretary, Sasha Grimes: luums.secretary@gmail.com or find us in the marquee at the Freshers Fair!


Auditioned ensembles

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


Open ensembles


When do our ensembles rehearse?


17.00 – 19.00 – Chorus

19.30 – 21.30 – Sinfonia


17.00 – 19.00 – Brass Band

19.30 – 21.30 – Chamber Choir


14.00- 15.00 - Percussion Ensemble

15.00 – 17.00 – Composers’ Collective

17.00 – 19.00 – Chamber Orchestra

19.30 – 21.30 – Symphonic Wind Orchestra


17.00 – 19.00 – Symphonic Choir

19.15 – 21.30 – Symphony Orchestra


17.00 – 19.00 – Concert Band



We have an exciting social calendar lined up for this year, with drinking and non-drinking events ranging from ensemble-based socials to society-wide film nights and concert trips to the city. We also host our own Intro and ReFreshers Party, as well as our Friday Feature events which provide a platform for the best up and coming performers from around the university.

Make sure to like our Facebook page and follow our Instagram for updates on our social calendar!



The cost of membership for the year is £20. This can be purchased under ‘Buy membership’ and is named ‘STANDARD MEMBERSHIP’. This will get you access to all ensembles for semester 1 and 2, all socials, and departmental events for the whole of the year.

Students who just wish to join our socials and departmental events can buy a 'Departmental Membership' which is £5 for the year.

Alumni and friends and family of LUUMS members can become ‘Friends of LUUMS’ which gets you:

  • an invitation to the society showcase concerts
  • discounted tickets to events
  • a copy of the society newsletter.

Contact our Fundraising and Sponsorship Officer, Carol for more info! luums.fundraising@gmail.com

Any Questions? Contact us at luums.secretary@gmail.com

We can't wait to welcome you to the Leeds University Union Music Society!