For information contact Bethany Lines (bethany.lines@durham.ac.uk)

University College Music Society

President: Bethany Lines (bethany.lines@durham.ac.uk)

University College Music Society offers a wide range of opportunities for all Castle members to enjoy. From jazz to ukulele, from choirs to open-mic nights, there are so many ways of getting involved with our vibrant music scene.

UCMS prides itself in supporting new societies so you want to start up a new Castle society or have any questions don’t hesitate to contact me via bethany.lines@durham.ac.uk.

Castle Big Band

(castle.bigband@durham.ac.uk)

This is a relaxed, non-auditioned band that rehearses every Friday night (with an Undie break in the middle). We welcome all players at any level, even if you’re a seasoned pro or an absolute beginner. We perform in a huge variety of musical styles and contexts; whether you’re looking for the pop, funk numbers of our sell-out Christmas Carnage Gig, the upbeat blues of our Swing Soc performances or the huge dance tunes that round out our performances at Fabio’s, Castle Big Band are always ready to entertain.

Castle Choir

University College’s new non-auditioned choir, meeting every Saturday at 18.30. All are welcome!

Any inquires message the facebook group,

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1114558815221013/?fref=ts

Mundie in the Undie

Contact: TBC

The Castle House Band has traditionally been formed of those who run the bi-weekly college open mic event, ‘Mundie in The Undie’. Currently, we are formed of a fresher and three finalists (Edward Leane, Dumitha Gunawardene, Oscar Koronka & Tom Hill) who between us cover an interest in a vast array of musical genres. As mentioned the college House Band take care of ‘Mundie’, as well as assisting in the entertainment of Freshers’ week and other college events.

As well as having played for many events within college, we have successfully played for other college days, balls and events.

Any inquires message the facebook group, https://www.facebook.com/MundieDurham/?fref=ts  

Ukulele Soc

Whether you’re an expert at playing the uke or you’ve never picked one up before in your life, University College Ukulele Club has got something for everyone. We’re a solid casual group of enthusiastic players – of all different experience levels – who meet once a week to jam together! Our first hour consists of more tutorial-style workshops going through new skills for less-experienced players, before we go into the second half covering more adventurous songs at a more in-depth level. UCUC allows you to showcase your musical talent in a more relaxed environment and perform at a variety of events across the university.

So if this sounds like it could be your forte, come along to UCUC and have a plucking good time!