About The Society

The Music Players' Society (MPS) is the University of Sheffield's largest instrumental society and runs bands covering a range of different styles. All of our bands have no auditions and are open to staff and students at both Sheffield universities, as well as other members of the local community. Learn more about us via the pages below. We look forward to seeing you at a rehearsal or gig of ours very soon!


Want to join one of our bands? Find out more about our weekly rehearsals!

Rehearsal Information


The society is run by a team of committee members who are elected annually in our AGM.

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Our bands go on an international tour each year. Past destinations include Brussels, Cologne, Holland and Paris. To see photos from our 2016 tour to Belgium, click below.

Belgium Tour 2016


Membership to the Music Players' Society is £5 for 1 year and £3 for 1 semester. Membership allows you to play in as many of our bands as you like and also in our gigs. You can attend up to two rehearsals before we ask you to pay membership, which means you have a chance to try us out before having to commit.

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A selection of our equipment is available to hire for competitive prices as a perk of MPS membership and also to local groups and student societies. Please contact our Equipment Officer for further information.

Hire Our Equipment

MPS Radio Show
MPS has it's own weekly radio show on Sheffield Students' Union's Forge Radio! Hosted on Saturdays during term-time, tune-in for the soothing tones of a rotating cast of the MPS gang.

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