u3a Swing Division

Co-ordinator Nick Carter

Contact Co-ordinator

When:  At 2 p.m. on Tuesdays, but not every Tuesday, so check with co-ordinator.
Where:  The Blessed Robert Grissold Catholic Church in Meeting House Lane.
Cost:  Contribution to hall hire cost, ask the co-ordinator.

Early in 2016 we formed a Big Band (Jazz and Swing) from among u3a members in the West Midlands.  We are currently compiling a library of tunes much in the Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and Glen Miller style as well as more recent charts.  The Band is now called: "u3a Swing Division"

The band is based in Balsall Common, meets on alternate Tuesdays Starting at 2:00 PM, rehearse in the The Blessed Robert Grissold Catholic Church in Meeting House Lane.

We need more brass and saxophone members and if you have played in the past donít worry about being rusty as we are constructing a friendly and safe environment to enjoy playing and learning more about this wonderful genre.

If you want more information then please contact me, Nick Carter, at the following email address: bigband@balsallcommonu3a.org


History of u3a Swing Division


u3a Swing Division Bookings in 2022

Thursday 3 March 2.00 pm — Balsall Common u3a Core Meeting, St Peters Hall

Saturday 14 May — Berkswell Windmill Open Day
Saturday 4 June — Harper Fields Open Day/Afternoon Tea
Thursday 8 December — Coventry joint u3as — Standard Triumph Club, Coventry

Please contact Nick Carter via bigband@balsallcommonu3a.org for full details.