SUMBA was back to semester with a bang last Thursday. We welcomed both new and old members back to semester with some fresh music. Over the rehearsal we learnt the opening of Beyoncé’s Coachella performance (which features a marching band). After spending some time memorising this we headed into the great outdoors.

We started in the Graffiti tunnel allowing us to get some edgy promotional photos and finished on the footbridge over Parramatta Road. Up on the bridge SUMBA performed our latest piece to the passing cars.

After our rehearsal we headed into the serious business of electing our next musical director. The election was fought tooth and nail, but Ben Mead eventually prevailed.

Congratulations Ben! This was cause for celebration and Sacha’s pizzas came right on time to fill the bellies of the SUMBA members.

Looking forward to next week already for another cracker.

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Update on COVID-19

Hi everyone,

As you are possibly aware, Sydney University sent out recommendations in the last few hours indicating that the University highly recommends all gatherings and events be cancelled or postponed due to the threat of the novel Corona Virus (COVID-19). The World Health Organisation has declared COVID-19 is a global pandemic, and as a result heightened preventative methods are stressed.

Therefore, as a results the SUMBA exec are figuring out what events and rehearsals we may have to cancel this semester. In our discussions, we are taking into account the recommendations of the Uni and the Australian government, and are factoring in actions of other organisations (e.g. the Sydney Royal Easter Show unfortunately deciding to cancel the show this year).

For those who haven't read my other really long post in the 'SUMBA Plays at the Rugby' event, we are no longer playing at the rugby tomorrow (Sat 14th), and will make sure everyone gets their instruments back who needs them...

We will keep you all updated about what decisions are being made, especially about rehearsal next Thursday (right now we are just waiting on more information from the Uni and USU). We're really sorry that new members are not getting the ultimate SUMBA experience, and hope you won't hate us all too much wooo  :(

If you have any questions or comments etc. etc. DO NOT HESITATE IN CONTACTING US to discuss things!