Band Society is responsible for putting on live music on campus at our own gigs, as well as attending gigs around Reading, and supporting our roster of university-based bands! We also run jam sessions, practice days and socials to help students join or form bands of their own, and then help them to get gigs at the university and in the local area.
Encore is Bandsoc's live music show that is held on a regular basis in the Student’s Union. Encore is arranged by students, for students, and it has become known as a great alternative night-out, with a friendly atmosphere and good music.
Bandsoc offers discounts for both bands and fans! Bandsoc membership provides discounted entry into our own events like our rehearsal days and Encore, and also into other music shows around Reading.
Bandsoc has been working with local promoters and recording/rehearsal studios for many years, and have deals with them exclusively for our members. We offer discounted rehearsal time at our Studio Days, and we are in constant contact with local promoters and will be able to offer you and your band the hottest gig opportunities as soon as they become available.