Play Along!

The SBBN obviously is a Big Band that consists of students. As a result, the lineup is subject to change regularly. So we often are in need of new enthusiastic and talented musicians! For an overview of the currently open positions and more information have a look at our Facebook page! In case there is no free position that fits your talent, you can still sign up so that we can get in contact as soon as this position is free again!

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As a member you can choose to join us for an undetermined time or you can play along for a given project. Every semester, there will be one project with respectively one show in January/February and June/Jul. Rehearsals are taking place in the center of Nijmegen: Every Monday you can find us in “Wijkcentrum ´t Oude Weeshuis” at “Papengas 8” from 19:00 to 21:45. We always put in all effort into challenging music with a lot of passion.

We are a student Big Band, which means that next to sharing our passion for music we also make room for social activities. For example, in the form of weekly fade outs at bars, monthly nighty out and legend…wait for it… dary rehearsal weekends!

Are you an enthusiastic student at the HAN or the Radboud University and looking for a new musical challenge in Nijmegen? Sign up!

Vacancies as of February 2020

  • Guitar
  • Tenor sax 1
  • Trombone
  • Trumpet

Project with even bigger band!

From February 2020, the Student Big Band Nijmegen will start working on a project in a mega big band, namely a big band with strings. We play long sets with light music. The result is a super danceable and musically challenging show in Doornroosje (!) on Friday, July 10.

If you want to play light music with the SBBN in a super cool venue, then this project is for you! There are some vacancies for first and second violin, viola and cello.The auditions are at the beginning of February and thereafter there is a rehearsal every Monday evening.


The audition for the strings will be on Wednesday, February 19. The audition committee will consist of a string player with experience in light music, the conductor and a board member. The audition lasts approximately 15 minutes and consists of two audit fragments chosen by us and 1 audit fragment of approximately 2 minutes chosen by you. During the audition you will play along with the recordings of the audit fragments. If you like, you can also play along with your self chosen audit fragment.

This self-chosen piece can be both classic or light. Choose a piece that matches your level, you will probably come out better if you play something where you can focus on the secondary matters (timing, dynamics, sound, articulation, etc.). After January 22 you will receive the excerpts when we have received your registration.

Good to know!
Open rehearsal: February 3, 2020
Auditions for strings: February 19, 2020
Performance date: 10 July 2020
Date extra performance: May 28, 2020
Monday rehearsal from March 2, 2020, rehearsal schedule
External rehearsal weekend dates: April 17 to April 19, 2020
Costs: 50 euros (rehearsal weekend)

Project Vacancies as of February 2020

  • Violin 1
  • Violin 2
  • Viola
  • Cello

Open rehearsal

Every half a year (In September and February) we are organising open rehearsals were you can come and play along without any engagement. Have a look at the best (student) Big Band in Nijmegen! Send a mail to in case you want to join this open rehearsal and we will arrange sheets for you!

Open rehearsal