The CU Musical Band
The CU Band is a Big Band under the supervision of the Western Music Club of the Chulalongkorn University Students’ Club. It first performed at the Welcome Freshmen Day on July 27th, 1955. However during the 1960’s, the string band gained more popularity and so the CU Band did not perform much during this period. At the end of 1970, a group of students assembled and tried to a form a Big Band once again and it had the opportunity of performing on September 20th, 1972 when the King came to play music for the Chula Community in the Main Auditorium, on the day that became known “Royal Music” day.
At present, the CU Band is well known at the university, national and international level. Proceeds from the performances are donated to public charities. Nowadays, their important annual activity is to perform on September 20th to commemorate “Royal Music” day when the Band first had the chance to play to a royal audience in 1972.