At the start of 2019, mere days before the start of Welcome Week, the USU released radical funding changes which reduced the viability of rehearsal pizza to ashes. The SUMBA executive, led by Treasurer April Guest, fought tooth-and-nail to keep the pizza coming and keep our members happy.

A review of the C&S changes after Semester 1 revealed a large drop in the number of campus events! To combat this drop, the USU has modestly increased event-based funding to 50% of event cost + $1 per USU member present.

Ladies and gentlemen, the SUMBA executive present to you “The Sacred Table of Rehearsal Pizza”. Based on the $5.45 value range from Domino’s Newtown, this table outlines the suitable number of pizzas to break-even or make it rain!

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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!