Leeds University Union Music Society, more commonly referred to as LUUMS, is one of the largest societies in the Leeds University Union. We have a history spanning back over 80 years, and something to offer you regardless of your subject of study, musical ability or taste.
There are ten ensembles for you to be involved with, both open ensembles and auditioned ones, for any instrument or ability. LUUMS is committed to giving the musicians in Leeds a chance to show their talent by ensuring that each ensemble performs a minimum of 3 concerts a year. As well as individual concerts for each ensemble in venues such as the Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall and the Leeds University Great Hall, we also host two showcase concerts for both the auditioned and open ensembles. These are held in some of Leeds' best concert venues and are a fantastic opportunity for all involved.
We also have regular Friday Feature events, held in the School of Music foyer, which are an exciting platform that gives anyone the opportunity to perform in a relaxed, welcoming environment.
Alongside the diverse array of musical opportunities that we offer, LUUMS also has an exciting social calendar. Rehearsals are typically followed by a trip to Old Bar, and the year is packed full of socials for everyone to get involved in. These include large socials in the union with live music and DJs, Otley Runs, Sports Day with the University Big Band and, the highlight of the social calendar, the LUUMS Ball.
We have a very enthusiastic committee who are all raring to give LUUMS their all this year. They’ve all loved being part of LUUMS so are committed to making sure you get the most out of your time as a LUUMS member! If you have any more questions, feel free to contact us or come see us during Freshers Week!
CONGRATULATIONS if you have just received your A-Level results and are heading to Leeds this September!
We are Leeds University Union's Music Society and have 11 different ensembles varying from our Symphony Orchestra to Composers Collective.
Have a look at our Freshers leaflet to find out a bit more about us and our ensembles!
Please feel free to send us an email or message for any more info.
We look forward to meeting you all, hopefully sometime in the near future!!
The cost of membership for THE YEAR is £20. This can be purchased on the LUU website and is named ‘STANDARD MEMBERSHIP'. If you're at another University or Higher Education institute in Leeds you will need to buy the 'AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIP'. This will get you access to ALL ensembles for both semesters, & all socials and all departmental events for the whole of the year. IF you are a member of the public you can buy 'PUBLIC MEMBERSHIP'. For £5 you can buy a 'DEPARTMENTAL MEMBERSHIP'
which gives you access to social, talks and events but not access to ensembles - perfect for instrumentalists who are not accommodated by LUUMS, or anyone interested in music but not performing.
Enjoy this snippet of our Symphony Orchestra's Summer Concert Series performance, playing the last movement of Mahler's Symphony No. 1 "Titan" .