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We are University of Plymouth Big Band (UPBB)! Originally set up in 2005 by a dedicated group of students who wanted a musical outlet within the University life, Big Band has grown in popularity and musical quality. We are a very welcoming group and allow people of any musical background or standard. All you need is interest and enthusiasm. We play everything from Jazz, Swing, Funk, Latin, Contemporary and much more!

Practice is on Mondays from 1900 - 21:30. Once you are a member please sign up to join the facebook group for updates.


We have regular gigs within the University and in the wider Devon area having performed at local bars & pubs, The Student Union, University and Society Balls. We also compete against other universities in the annual South West Battle of the Big Bands!

We also enjoy fundraising for charity through gigs, collaborating with other societies as well as annual events such as Movember. In 2021-2022 we raised money for a range of charities such as Plymouth Raise and Give (RAG) and Plymouth Music Zone.


We look forward to hosting regular socials  this year! We have both drinking and non-drinking socials, such as pub crawls and bowling. Our socials are organised by band members and we are always open to suggestions. We usually go to our local, The James Street Vaults, after every rehearsal on Monday where Big Band members get discounts! Come and join us!

Once you’ve signed up as a member, don’t forget to join our current members page on Facebook to make sure you know what's coming up each week!


Contact us, keep up to date and ask us any questions via the links below!

Isabelle Tucker (Band Secretary):

Facebook page: 


Instagram: @plymunibigband

Our Supported Charities:

Plymouth Music Zone:

Plymouth Raise & Give Society (RAG)

Marrow (Anthony Nolan Trust):

Marrow UPSU Society:

In this upcoming academic year we will be nominating a new charity to support! (2022-2023)

Music Societies Film Night
12th February 7pm - 10pm
Jill Craigie Cinema (RLB)
Join us for a film!
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  • Big Band Standard Membership£5.00
  • Big Band Committee Membership£5.00
  • Gig Shirt£10.00


  • Big Band Standard Membership£5.00
  • Big Band Committee Membership£5.00
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