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Aberdeen University Concert Band

Aberdeen University Concert Band and Wind Band play a wide variety of music leading to our end of term concerts. Recently we have performed in both the Music Hall and the Beach Ballroom to large audiences. We perform a range of repertoire from classical music, to film scores and much more!


What's new with the society

Upcoming Concert

Well, the semester has finished! The concert on the 25th of March could not have gone better and we would like to thank everyone who came along to support us. We look forward to seeing you all next year!

An Overview of Last Year and Good bye from the President (2017/2018)

The past year has been a great one for the band. The first concert in Butchart Recreation Centre was a fab end to the first semester, with a good audience and great feedback for the band. The second concert in the Beach Ballroom was undoubtedly the highlight, with an audience of over 250. The British-inspired programme, conducted by Ashley Edwards, was a massive success. Some said it was the best the two bands had sounded! It was a very enjoyable concert to end my time with the band – after four years with AUCB, it was great to see how much the band has developed and grown over the years. I wish the new committee and band all the best for the future!

Rebecca McKinley (President for 2017/18)

What's Next?

After our Annual General Meeting, the new committee for the upcoming year was decided. The band will go on hiatus over the summer and will return at Freshers week in September! There will be a come and play rehearsal during freshers and if you're interested in joining, come along and join in! Dates and more details to follow!

About Us

Want to join us?
Come along to the 'Come-and-Play' event during Fresher's week, or feel free to contact us below and ask about joining for a fresh semester in September 2019!

Wind Band

Wind Band is an auditioning ensemble.
Rehearsals are on Tuesday nights in the Butchart Building from 6pm-7:30pm

Concert Band

Concert Band is a community band which is open to all players without audition.
Rehearsals are on Tuesday nights in the Butchart Building from 8pm-9:30pm

Committee 2017/18

The team that kept things running over 2017/18

Ashley Edwards, Conductor

Ashley Edwards

Rebecca Smells

Rebecca McKinley

Liam Dyker, VP

Liam Dyker
Vice President

'I am the conductor of AUCB – Aberdeen University Concert Band and Wind Band. I am delighted to be back for my fourth year with the band and second year as conductor, it is a delight to work with such enthusiastic musicians. My aim is to make every rehearsal fun and rewarding whilst providing a keen sense of achievement. I am very much looking forward to the exciting year ahead. If you are interested in joining our AUCB family do not hesitate to get in touch.'

'This is my fourth year in the band and as a History student, it’s exciting to be President of such a large university music ensemble in my final year. The Concert Band is a great way for both music students, and non-music students alike, to have fun playing varied repertoire, alongside members of the wider Aberdeen community. An incredibly friendly group of people, the band has gone from strength to strength since I first joined, and we hope to continue that trend this year!'

'I have particularly enjoyed playing in the Aberdeen University Concert Band this year, as it gives experienced and inexperienced players a chance to play challenging, exciting and enjoyable music at the same time. Thus, I am rather looking forward to taking on the role of Vice-President, supporting Rebecca McKinley as President, and making this coming year a success all round. There are some great things planned this year, with concerts and potential workshops lined up, which should be good fun for the whole band. I may only be going into my second year at university, but as the band are so warm and welcoming, I feel as if I have fit right in. I know that this year will be as good, if not better, than last!'

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Committee Photo

The Committee 2017/18

President - Rebecca McKinley
Vice President - Liam Dyker
Secretary - Rebecca Gourlay
Treasurer - Sam MacDougall
Social Secretary - George Stokes
Librarian - Tammie Jack
Assistant Librarian - Joy Smith
Ordinary Member - Ian Christie
Ordinary Member - Kelsie Murphy

Contact Us!

Drop us a message, or email


Butchart Recreation Centre
Butchart Centre, University Rd, Aberdeen AB24 3UT


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Main Email:

Liam Dyker, President

Kelsie Murphy, Vice President

Abigail McLoughlin, Secretary