As some of you may know, I run the University’s Big Band. Though this is a lot of work – it really does keep me very busy – it comes with its benefits.
Every February the Vice Chancellor invites Presidents from Performance Societies, amongst other people also involved in the union, to buffet supper with himself and his wife. A group of us from music societies all put on our gladrags and set off to have what turned out to be a lovely evening.
Firstly we had to sign in and our coats were taken from us, after which we were taken to the drawing room where we were able to enjoy a wine reception and talk to other students, a few members of staff and the Vice Chancellor himself.
Shortly after a brief speech from the Vice Chancellor, we were able to go for food. I enjoyed Moussaka with boiled potatoes and vegetables, followed by cheesecake. Towards the end of the evening we were treated to tea and coffee.
After a couple of glasses of wine the musicians all found there way to the piano where the evening was rounded off with a Bohemian Rhapsody sing-along!
The whole evening was lovely. It was an excellent opportunity to meet new people and even network if you meet the right people!