Big BUStA

St Andrews' Premier Big Band

The Big Band of the University of St Andrews, affectionately known as Big BUStA, was created in September 2012.
 

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. They play regular concerts with MusSoc, and are also available as a band for hire. The band's repertoire covers a range of genres from Funk, Latin and Afro Jazz to film arrangements and Glenn Miller.

Rehearsals take place weekly on a Monday evening, 7-9:30pm.

In terms of socials, the band regularly organises pub nights, attends MusSoc events and have previously enjoyed joint socials such as 'Cocktails & Canapés' with Wind Band.

Please contact bigbusta@st-andrews.ac.uk for more information.

Audition Process

Auditions take place at the start of Semester 1. A link to audition sign-ups will be published here at the beginning of September.

The audition includes a prepared piece, sight-reading and some optional improvisation. The group will be available to answer questions about this process and their rehearsals at this year's Music Fayre.

 

If interested after Orientation Week, please email bigbusta@st-andrews.ac.uk.

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, requires a big band to improve it, send us a message via our Facebook page or email us at bigbusta@st-andrews.ac.uk.

Band for hire!

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