Castle Big Band

The Biggest Band this side of the Bailey…

As a band, we strive to perform high quality music while maintaining a fun and friendly atmosphere. We play a wide range of tunes from pop arrangements of famous songs to jazz standards and other funk pieces from artists like Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, Glenn Miller and more. We host large-scale concerts in college including our famous “Christmas Carnage” concert at the end of Michaelmas (a highlight of the term for many!) along with other smaller scale sets around the university.

Rehearsals run weekly on Saturdays in the JCR and the band is non-auditioned so, if you play a sax, brass, rhythm instrument or sing, you’re always welcome to turn up and play!

Make sure to follow our Instagram account @ucbigband and join the Facebook group as well for more info on how to get involved. If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to contact us. We hope to see you soon!


President: Anivarth Gopikrishnan –

Hi! My name is Anivarth, and I’m a third year Computer Science Student. I mainly play the trombone, but I also dabble in a few other instruments (with varying levels of success). I joined Big Band in my first year and it’s led to some of the best and most fulfilling memories I’ve had with Castle. If you have any questions about Big Band, then you can always message me on Facebook.



Castle Big Band ’19