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- St Andrews Symphony Orchestra

- St Andrews Strings

- Big BUStA

- University of St Andrews Concert Wind Band

- St Andrews Chamber Choir

- Ukelear Fusion



University of St Andrews Music Society

Laidlaw Music Centre

University of St Andrews

Queen's Terrace

St Andrews

KY16 9QF

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St Andrews' Premier Swing Band

The Big Band of the University of St Andrews, affectionately known as Big BUStA, was created in September 2012. Rehearsals take place weekly on a Monday evening, 7-9:30pm.


The ensemble - which contains around 20 auditioned members - was formed to play both the classics of the swing era and contemporary funk and modern jazz. The ensemble play regular concerts with MusSoc, and are also available as a band for hire.

Auditions take place at the start of Semester 1. Sign up at Music Fayre or email to arrange an audition.


If interested after these dates, please contact the above address and they may be able to accommodate you.

As well as playing in several major Music Society concerts each year, Big BUStA is also available as a band for hire.

If you feel your event, be it a wedding, a birthday, a ball or anything else at all, requires a big band to improve it, send us a message via our Facebook page or email us at

Band for hire!

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