ℹ️ About

Moonlighters is Blowsoc’s auditioned Big Band which gives all students the chance to play music from a variety of styles. Moonlighters is a highly popular and well-known ensemble within the university, playing regularly at gigs, weddings, balls and socials. They play a range of styles from traditional jazz ballads to funk music, all of the music is guaranteed to make you want to dance! Although the ensemble is committed to a high standard of playing with lots of concerts, we also have regular socials and opportunities to see other jazz bands. This year, a lot of the ensemble has graduated which leads the opportunity for new players to join! If you would like to audition for this amazing ensemble, please sign up at the Welcome Fair.

Freddie Heynes

Freddie Heynes

Moonlighters Manager

Hey, I’m Freddie (he/him) and this year, I am managing Moonlighters Big Band. I’m a second year English student, and I play tenor saxophone and drums. I’m looking forward to being more involved with Moons this year, and continuing the good work from last year!

Ella Townsend

Ella Townsend

Moonlighters Musical Director, Wind Orchestra Assistant Conductor

Hello! I’m Ella (She/Her) and I am the Moon’s Musical Director this year, as well as the Wind Orchestra Assistant Conductor. I am doing an MRes in Music Composition and I play the trumpet. I am looking forward to playing some absolute tunes with Blowsoc this year!

βœ… Auditions

 Auditions for Moonlighters Big Band are usually held at the beginning of each academic year. You can join our members Facebook group to keep up to date to find out all of the latest information on auditions and everything else that’s going on in the society!

πŸ“… Rehearsals

Tuesdays, 19:30–21:30 in the Recital Hall.

🎭 Upcoming Concerts

There are no upcoming events at this time

πŸ“± Social Media

Moonlighters have both a public Facebook page and an Instagram account, which you can follow to keep up-to-date with what’s going on. Click on the icons below to follow.

πŸŽ₯ Previous Recordings