Music - Chelmsford

*In Development*

We're hoping to open in Late January/Early February

Welcome to the ARU Music Society!

We give you the opportunity to grab some friends who love to sing or play an instrument, book a room in ARU Chelmsford, and make some music. We are even in the process of buying an electronic drum kit to put beside the Grand Piano in the Lord Ashcroft Building!

Whether you play classical, rock, metal, jazz etc. there’s always an opportunity to start your own band with fellow society members. Since the drum kit is electric, you and your friends can play whatever genre you like!

Alongside this, we are setting up our main band, focusing on jazz and song covers. If you and your band are confident, or you don’t sing or play an instrument, we would love you to come and Join us in our upcoming events like concerts and Jazz Night.

If you’re interested, please join our main Whatsapp Group Chat ( and follow us on Instagram @arumusicsocietychelmsford ( for further details, plans and updates from the society.

How the Society will work: (Subject to change)

  1. Check out our booking system to see what rooms and times are available
  2. Choose a room and a time that is available
  3. Book the room with your name and SID
  4. Bring your friends and instruments to the room and make some music
  5. When you have finished, remember that its your responsibility to tidy the room and put the furniture back to its original place :D
  6. If you have borrowed any music equipment from the society, like the drum kit, please pack it and carefully store it in the SU Locker (in 92).
  7. Music equipment is expensive so we want it to last for a few years for you and your fellow students. Please be responsible :D

2021-2022 Plans:


Future Plans:


The Shopping List:

We hope to use membership funds and fundraising events to purchase the following equipment. If you like to help us out, please come and buy a membership!


  • Alesis Nitro Mesh 8-Piece Electronic Drum Kit
  • Drum Throne
  • Drum Sticks
  • Electric Drum Amplifier
  • 1/4” Jack Cables
  • Dynamic Microphones


  • Grand Piano Light Setup
  • Grand Piano Video Camera Setup (Piano Video Recording)
  • ≥1x Keyboard Synths
  • >4x Music Stands
  • Proper Cajon (box drum)

Our Ideas:

  • Meet & Greet
  • Jazz Night
  • karaoke Night
  • Bossa Nova Night
  • Summer Concert

Your Ideas?

Send us a message on Instagram! A section dedicated to your ideas will come soon :)




We don't have anything planned right now but check back soon!




  • Music - Chelmsford Standard Membership£5.00

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Registered Company No. 08064796 and Registered Charity No. 1148574. The registered office of Anglia Ruskin Students' Union is Peter Taylor House, East Road, Cambridge, CB1 1PT

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