Trent University Music Society


Whether you like to putter around on the clarinet, jam on the guitar, or show off your pipes at an open mic session, the Trent University Music Society (TUMS) has something for you.

As Trent’s group for all things music, we try to make music as accessible as we can.

We organize two choirs and two bands that practice weekly, in addition to coordinating a number of musical events throughout the year.

Like to sing? Join our concert choir, which practices a range of traditional to contemporary pieces.

Or, if you’re looking for something more obscure, join our madrigal choir, which sings music from the Renaissance era. Both of our choirs are open to singers of all experience levels, with no auditions.

If instrumentals are more your thing, look into joining our concert and jazz bands. Concert band gathers once a week to practice orchestral pieces, while jazz band plays anything jazz-related, from swing and funk to latin and blues.

All skill levels are encouraged. Join by signing up on Clubs and Groups Day, or email us at

Want to join a TUMS band but don’t have your own instrument? We’ll rent you one! See our website for details (

TUMS also organizes a jammer’s club, which meets for weekly, informal jam sessions. However, we need people to coordinate them this year or it won’t happen. If you’d like to oversee a jam session or two, get in touch with us!

In addition to jammer’s club reps, we’ve also got TUMS positions open for event coordinators and a secretary. For more information, email us at We’d love some new faces!

Stay up to date with our upcoming events by visiting our website, or finding us on Twitter (@trentumusic) and Facebook (

We have weekly open mics at the Trend pub in Traill college Thursdays at 8pm starting September 11th, so come on out if you have a song to sing. Or if you just want to listen, that’s cool too.

Now is also a good time to start thinking about Battle of the Bands. Auditions open up in February, so get a band together and start practicing. There is over $1000 in prizes to be won!

TUMS events are usually free and always fun.

We try our best to provide a musical outlet to students who love music.

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Lindsay is a 4th year environmental science/studies student, and the proofreader for Volume 49 of Arthur. She also loves to write, so she contributes articles whenever she can, covering a broad range of topics from music to Jiu Jitsu.