Small Groups

In addition to the seven major ensembles, the music society has a wide selection of small groups which members are able to join. The current small groups are:

• Specs Appeal
ULMS’ premier competition standard barbershop group performing across the
UK to a variety of crowds and competing against barbershops for the No. 1
spot. A regular favourite at the Lancaster Music Festival.

• The Trip

• JazzCombo
A regular favourite around town, JazzCombo regularly swing the night away
and can be found in many of the bars around the Wyre.

• Brass Quintet
Performing regularly in the local villages and towns of the Wyre playing
traditional brass band standards, Christmas music, and some pop covers in a
lyrical and exciting style.

• Dance Band
Imagine a 1920s swing group playing a light-hearted and fun set that gets the
audience on their feet and dancing. You’ve got ULMS Dance Band.

• ULMSamba
A recent addition to ULMS, this samba collective has taken the university by
storm and was a major highlight at the end of year university parties.

• String Quartet
A small group of string musicians playing the classic and traditional pieces
you might expect at a wedding or garden party. A great way to spend your
time with ULMS and see more of the surrounding area.

• Barbieshop
The female answer to Specs Appeal performing a light-hearted mix of popular
and classic tunes.

• Flute Choir
Flutes, Alto Flutes, and Oboes. A relatively small collection of talented
musicians playing a range of music, from the light works of Mozart and
Tchaikovsky to Disney medleys to modern pop music.

• Chamber Choir
The elite of choral vocalists in ULMS singing some of the hardest and most
powerful music ever written for choir.

• Clarinet Choir

• Oompah Band

• Inglorious Brassterds

Many small groups perform at a variety of events throughout the year. For example, Brass Quintet perform regularly at Unibrass, the national university brass band competition; Specs Appeal perform up and down the country at ”; ULMSamba perform at various extravs at the end of the year; Jazz Combo perform across Lancaster and Morecambe with their bluesy style; and Folk Group perform at the St Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl, as well as throughout the year for other university events.

These are the current groups set up, yet there is plenty of opportunity to set up any new small groups by speaking to our small groups rep. This year’s (2021/22) rep is Nia Evans who can be contacted via