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  • Gig Review: Christmas Gig 2015

    As a trumpet player from a classical background, the IC Big Band Christmas concert was a first for me: gone were the days of dull clapping, half-hidden yawns and silent audiences; it was an affair filled with cheering, dancing and shouts of encore! The A band kicked off the night with “Strike up the band” […]

  • Sax Gossip 2015

    Saxophone players are noble individuals who, ordinarily, do not take part in idle gossip. However, we thought we could make an exception just this once to bring the fans an inside look into the scandalous big band life*. You’re welcome. Firstly, it is a delight to bring you some good news from our own fine […]

  • Rookie Review: The Band 2015

    From getting a first taste of the band in metric during freshers week, to the recent gig at Westfield, being in big band has been great fun so far. General consensus was that auditions were mostly a nerve-wracking process and despite the panel’s best efforts to not scare the innocent freshers, this was not always […]

  • Rookie Review: The Freshers 2015

    Who better to write the Freshers’ Review than the grandad of the band? They don’t make them like they used to, but this bunch aren’t half bad! We have a good cohort from all corners of the globe, and we’re delighted to welcome them to the big band family. Even if they bring physics problem […]

  • Gig Review: Freshers’ 2015

    Not many people realised this at the time, but exactly 44 years earlier on 8th October 1971, John Lennon released his mega-hit “Imagine”. I don’t believe it is simply coincidence that connects these two events; on the contrary, I believe it was destined to be another pivotal moment in the history of music. The band […]

  • Chair’s Pre-Term Titillations 2015

    It’s October, the amazing British summer (ha!) is steadily fading, and one of the most expensive postcodes in the country is about to become home to an influx of young, excited and hugely talented students. All of this can only mean one thing: IC Big Band are gearing up for another year of blowing your minds, […]