Department of Music

Join a music group, band or choir, show off your musical skills in our symphony orchestra, or write for our student newspaper. We know your student experience doesn't stop when you leave the classroom, that's why we have a range of clubs, societies and activities to help you build the skills for your future.

Big Band 

The Sussex Universities Big Band is an events band comprised of musicians from the University of Sussex and the University of Brighton. Based at Sussex, the band plays at a range of events each year from university balls to weddings and private parties. 

Find out more about the Big Band 

Chamber Choir

The Sussex University Chamber Choir is open to students and members of staff. It meets every Monday in term time in the Meeting House from 6.15pm to 7.45pm. The choir sings at the official University Christmas Carol Service on campus and puts on a concert at the end of the Spring term.  

Find out more about the Chamber Choir

Symphony Orchestra 

The University of Sussex Symphony Orchestra is open to students from both the University of Sussex and the University of Brighton. String, percussion and brass players above grade 5/6 standard are welcome with no need to audition. Auditions for woodwind players are held at the beginning of the academic year.

Find out more about the Symphony Orchestra 

Show Choir

The University of Sussex Show Choir gives students the chance to rehearse and perform a range of songs, from jazz to modern pop to old classics, and showtunes. In 2014 they won first place at the National Masters of Show Choir competition.

Find out more about the Show Choir

Concert Band

The Concert Band is for woodwind and brass instrument players of any standard. You will play pieces from films, medleys and classical music. Socials are held throughout the year as well as a Christmas dinner and drinks in Falmer Bar. The band stages a concert at the end of each term.

Find out more about the Concert Band   

Ukulele Society 

Ukesoc teaches the ukulele and gives opportunities to play with the society. Sessions are available for beginners or advanced players.

Find out more about the Ukulele Society 

Folk Music 

The Folk Society offers the opportunity to listen to and/or play folk music, at weekly meetings and shows around campus. You can also go on trips to see folk gigs around Brighton.

Find out more about the Folk Society  

University Radio Falmer (URF)

Our university radio station - URF - broadcasts online. The station has a packed daytime schedule and during the evening offers a diverse range of programming, run by Sussex students. There are a variety of opportunities at the station from getting involved in events to production, tech, and managing. 

For more information or visit URF online.

The Badger

The Badger is the Students' Union weekly news publication, written and designed by Sussex students.

The newspaper represents the views and interests of students and communicates the work of the Union. It also informs students about local, national and international issues.

You can get involved by writing reviews, sending in photographs and editing articles. 

For more information email or visit The Badger website.

Uni TV

UniTV is an award-winning TV station run by students. It features broadcasts based on university lifestyle.

Shows include: 

  • cookery programmes
  • history documentaries
  • music sessions
  • live broadcasts.

For more information email or watch UniTV online.

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