LUUMS SINFONIA

Sinfonia is an un-auditioned orchestra, open to musicians of all standards – from beginner to advanced. With a very relaxed and fun atmosphere, it is perfect for the musician seeking a friendly environment to play some good music with other people. Our exciting and diverse repertoire encompasses a wide array of styles and genres, including classical pieces, film scores, musical theatre and pop medleys. Rehearsals are held every Monday in the Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall in the Music Building. The first rehearsal will be on 27th September at 7:30 and is a taster session so everyone is welcome to come and try out our ensemble. After each rehearsal we go to Old Bar, and with many Sinfonia socials like bowling, laser tag, cinema trips and games nights, there are plenty of opportunities for you to get to know your fellow players.

 

This year, we are ensuring that at all socials, at least one member of the management team will not be drinking, to encourage all people to come! Make sure to join our Facebook group for 2021-2022 and to follow the Instagram for fun interactions! There will also be some Sinfonia and wider LUUMS socials for you to get involved with that will be released later on in the term. We look forward to meeting you!

Join our Facebook group for more information.

@luums_sinfonia

Mondays 7.30pm – 9.30pm

Rehearsal Hall, School of Music

Luums.sinfonia@gmail.com

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Jo Fountain

Manager

Jo is a third year Music and Maths student from Buckinghamshire. Originally a saxophonist, she picked up the bassoon at the beginning of sixth form. Since then she has played in many orchestras and windbands both at home and at university, including the Bucks Youth Wind Ensemble and Bucks County Youth Orchestra. Last year in LUUMS she was part of Sinfonia, Concert Band, Symphonic Wind Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra, and loved them all! She thoroughly enjoyed being a manager of Sinfonia last year and is excited to get to know this year’s orchestra for another fun year! Outside of LUUMS Jo is part of the Ballet, Modern Dance and Archery societies and when not surrounded by music, you will find Jo with a cup of tea and a good book.

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Chris Field

Conductor

Chris is a Physics MRes student (previously BSc Biochemistry) at the University of Leeds. Though he started his musical journey with the guitar, at age 6, he started playing what would become his main instrument, the clarinet, a year later. Since then, he has also dabbled in playing piano, bass guitar, bass clarinet and drums. Throughout his time in Leeds, Chris has become increasingly involved with LUUMS, joining Sinfonia in his first year, SWO in his second and Concert Band in his third, and he now feels it’s time to give back to this wonderful society! You can usually find him hiding somewhere quiet with his headphones on or sat outside Roger Stevens watching the ducks.

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Matthew Boucher

Conductor

Matt is a second year MEng Medical Engineering student from an ancient medieval town in East Kent, which for many is the true home of the Sandwich, and who’s post-COVID grand re-Opening somehow made it onto the BBC this summer! He first started playing the piano when he was 6 years old, and after enjoying recorder playing in his school band, took up clarinet! After finally having enough teeth to play the trumpet, in secondary school he particularly enjoyed marching with the CCF fife and drum corps, going on tour to France, Sardinia, Spain and Portugal with the Orchestra and having a blast playing in the Jazz Band! Just before taking GCSEs he got his Grade 8 clarinet, and is really enjoying the life that lies beyond in LUUMS! When Matt’s not rehearsing with the Symphonic Wind Orchestra, Sinfonia, Concert Band or Brass Band, he can often be found attempting to run a ‘casual’ marathon, ‘inter-city’ cycling across the north, or of course, down one of Leeds’ many great pubs after rehearsals! He is very much looking forward to organising some great sponsorship deals for the society and arranging some epic fundraising challenges in support of the society and our national and local official charities!

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Abi McGlone

Manager

Abi is in her 4th year studying for a Masters in Physics. She is from a small town in Norfolk in the East of England and started playing flute at the age of 12. Joining Sinfonia in second year, and Concert Band in third year, Abi found LUUMS a great environment to connect with people over the recent lockdowns. As she was not part of LUUMS from the start of her degree, Abi is a great example that you can start your LUUMS journey no matter what year you are in. You may also see her playing viola in sinfonia which she picked up aged 15. Abi is keen to keep the welcoming and fun aspect that Sinfonia has had in the last year and will welcome all faces, new and old, with a smile! Other than being a part of LUUMS, Abi is extremely active, enthusiastically participating in the university netball league as well as frequently climbing, running, dancing and going to the gym.