Just a few dates for your diary!
Friday 5th February 2015, 7pm, Lancaster University Great Hall – Lancaster University Ballroom Dancing Society Charity Showcase
Alongside the fabulous competitors of the annual Lancaster Does Strictly competition and guest performances from other dance groups within the University, ULMS will be involved in this event raising money for Cancer Research. ULMS Wind Band will be joining with LUTG, LUBDS and LUDans to perform a medley of songs from the musical ‘Chicago’, whilst there will also be performances from the ULMS Big Band, and from the FAME! band. Tickets will be £7 or £5 with a purple card, and more information can be found on the facebook event page, found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1521440098185513/
Saturday 2oth February, Warwick University Arts Centre – UniBrass
The annual UniBrass competition will be taking place at Warwick University on 20th February, and our Brass Band will be taking part as usual. Updates from the weekend will be on our Twitter page and likely on this blog. If you’d like to know more about the event then below is the link to the facebook event, and a link to the UniBrass page. The event is usually live streamed – We will post any information about a live stream to our facebook page as it becomes available
UniBrass 2016 – https://www.facebook.com/events/534862816680624/
UniBrass (general) – https://www.facebook.com/unibrass/?fref=ts
Wednesday 24th February, 6pm, Jack Hylton Room – ULMS AGM
At our annual AGM we have a yearly society report from the President and a yearly treasury report from the Treasurer, and we also elect our Committee for the year to come. This means that at this event we hear speeches from candidates for each role, and then the audience is allowed to ask them questions. After all speeches and questions have taken place, all current members of ULMS are allowed to vote on who they would like in each position of the Committee. Results are usually counted and released by the end of the night (but we don’t make you hang around to find out!). This year will be the first where all positions will be filled using the new voting system we approved at our AGM last year (exciting!). Nominations and details of the nomination process and what it all involves will be circulated soon, but if you’re thinking of running now is a good time to pester current Committee on what their roles involve. A facebook event will be set up soon, so look out for that for more information. If you’re looking for more information on what a role involves you can also check out our website, which has the duties of each role listed on it.
(Provisional) Saturday 27th February, 7pm, Great Hall – Concerto Concert
The date is not yet completely confirmed, but this is the day we hope to hold our annual Concerto Concert, featuring a concerto performed by one of our ULMS members. This is a great chance for some of our members to show off their individual talents, and we hope that you will come along to support them in this – plus, its always nice to hear good music! This concert also usually acts as the handover concert – as such the concert will be run by both the outgoing and incoming Committees, so that the new Committee can be eased into their roles, with the old Committee around to help out if needed. As this date is not yet solid, the programme and facebook event are yet to be confirmed, but will be circulated in due course.
Saturday 19th March, 7.30pm, Great Hall – Alumni Concert
This exciting venture is an opportunity for all Lancaster’s Music graduates and/or former members of ULMS (or both!) to come back to Lancaster and take part in an alumni concert. The concert will feature ULMS Alumni along with current ULMS members, and will involve Symphony Orchestra, Wind Band, Choir and Big Band. We would love to see you there – there is still time to sign up (link below), and if you’re either not an alumni or not up for playing again then we would still love for you to come along and see the show – whether you’re alumni, current student, or just a member of the public! Tickets will be £10 for adults, £7 for concessions (excluding students) & £5 for students/under 26s, and can be purchased on the Lancaster Arts website (linked below). More information on the event can be found on the eventbrite link, and also on the ULMS Alumni facebook page, which also posts regular updates.
Tickets Links – https://www.lancasterarts.org/whats-on/ulms-alumni-concert-2016
ULMS Alumni facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/ulmsalumni/?fref=ts
Thursday 21st April to Sunday 24th April, Nuffield Theatre – Lancaster University Presents: FAME
This year’s collaboration musical between ULMS, LUDans and LUTG is Fame, and will be showing in the Nuffield Theatre in the evenings between Thursday 21st and Sunday 24th April. Ticket details and how to get hold of them will be released closer to the time, as well as more information about the performances. At the moment there is a facebook page for the musical, which is linked below, please follow this to be kept up to date with all things Fame!
This is just what we have planned at the moment, we hope to see you at as many of these events as possible! Anything else that comes up we’ll be sure to keep you updated with as well!