University of Portsmouth

BIG BAND

is available for hire!

 

 

 

 

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ABOUT

The University of Portsmouth Big Band plays a wide range of music, anything from jazz standards through to soul, funk, Latin, cheese and just about everything in between. When in full swing, this 18 piece big band showcases the talent of its saxophone, trombone, trumpet and rhythm sections as well as calling on the excellent vocal talents of our singers.

The band is in constant demand for events in Portsmouth and the surrounding area and regularly plays at Student Union events such as the Geography Ball, Graduation Ball and smaller departmental graduation parties.

Other performances include concerts at the New Theatre Royal in Portsmouth and gigs at local pubs such as the Eldon Arms.

The band also regularly plays at local community and charity events and is available for hire for parties, weddings and other events.

 We are composed mainly of students and a few alumni. The musical director(s) and manager(s) of the band are elected annually. This academic year (2016-2017) the band is directed by Nick Port and managed by Meg Fisher.

    The band has been running since 1990 and has always had an independent and very social character.

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REPERTOIRE

University of Portsmouth Big Band currently consists of 4 alto saxes, 2 tenor sax, 1 baritone sax, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 2 guitars, 1 double bass,1 bass guitar, keyboard/piano, drums, percussion and 5 singers. We play a range of music from classic big band numbers to well known theme tunes to swing and funk. Here is a list of pieces that are found in a typical set list.

 

RECORDINGS

COMING SOON!

Jump in the Line

Tuxedo Junction

The Pink Panther

Makin’ Whooppee

Sentimental Journey

All Right, Ok, You Win

Summertime

Stomping at the Savoy

Hot Java Jump

I'm Beginning to See the Light

Moondance

A Night in Tunisia

 

Birdland

Shiny Stockings

Woodchoppers Ball

Big Spender

Papas Got a Brand New Bag

Just the Way You Are

Beyond the Sea

Cute

I've Got You Under My Skin

Backrow Politics

Fever

 

CONTACT

Please get in touch with us, if you want to book us for an event or if you want to know about our upcoming concerts.

 

 

 

Contact Band Manager:

 

Meg Fisher

07767144136

upbigband@gmail.com

 

Designed by Meg Fisher

2016