LUMS MUSIC SOCIETY
WELCOME TO THE HOUSE OF MUSIC! THE MUSIC DIMENSION FOR MUSICOPHILES!!

About

Music Society of LUMS

The Music Society of LUMS is among the biggest and oldest societies of the Lahore University of Management Sciences having been founded before the turn of the millennium in 1999. Since its inception, it has been at the forefront of helping promote music both on the LUMS campus and in Pakistan. The society has produced Ali Hamza of the band Noori and Natasha Noorani, founder of the Lahore Music Meet (LMM) among other notable alumni. Our stage has been the host for hundreds of musicians ranging from household industry names such as Ali Azmat, Josh, Ali Zafar and Entity Paradigm to upcoming indie artists such as Keeray Makoray, Jimmy Khan and Mehdi Maloof. We’ve come a long way since the small group of students practicing in whatever free space, they got to an organized society that numbers over 70 active members, has 5 mega scale events and has its own state of the art recording studio and jam room. This year we aim to continue our proud tradition of progress and scale even further heights.

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Events

THRILLER NIGHT

THRILLER NIGHT

This event is a Halloween-themed music night which was introduced for the first time in Pakistan by the Music Society of LUMS and is now held in universities throughout the country. It is one of the biggest events held by any society within LUMS and approximately 1,000 students attend every year. The Music Society puts up a series of Halloween themed songs to participants dressed up in various costumes enjoying the food available alongside.

WORKSHOPS

WORKSHOPS

At least once a year, the Music Society holds a workshop where a prominent member of the music industry explains or teaches the technicalities of music to an auditorium full of students. In the past, these have the ranged from lessons on vocals and musical instruments to those on eastern raags and music as an art form in Pakistan. Previous workshops have been held by a stream of diverse artists such as Tina Sani, Umair Jaswal and Poor Rich Boy.

LUMS MUSIC FESTIVAL (LMF)

LUMS MUSIC FESTIVAL (LMF)

LMF is the largest national musical competition and event held by any society in Pakistan. It is a 3-day event which consists of various sets of competitions including: Battle of the Bands, Instrumental Competitions, Music Trivias, Eastern & Western Singing Competitions and Antakshari. Music Society’s flagship event also includes a large-scale concert, a Qawwali night, etc. Over 3,000 students from universities and high schools across Pakistan participate in LMF, making it the largest event hosted annually by the Music Society of LUMS.

INDIE MUSIC FOOD FESTIVAL

INDIE MUSIC FOOD FESTIVAL

The Indie Music Food Festival is the first of its kind. It’s a collaborative effort between both the Music Society of LUMS and the LUMS Culinary Club. The aim of the event is to have a synchronization between Indie Music and food to allow for a concert which not only encourages great talent but allows the participants of the event to have an unforgettable experience filled with ear touching music and mouth-watering food.

OPEN HOUSES

OPEN HOUSES

Our open houses are immensely popular amongst the student body of LUMS and are completely packed three times in every academic year. It is an opportunity for anyone who shares a passion for music to come and perform regardless of their membership in the society before a crowd of 300-350 people.

BI-ANNUAL CONCERTS

BI-ANNUAL CONCERTS

The Music Society aims to host two concerts during the academic year. The first one, named ‘The Indie Music Food Festival’ is planned to be held in late November in collaboration with the LUMS Culinary Club. This concert serves the purpose of providing a platform and exposure to independent, smaller scale indie artists in the Pakistani music industry. The second concert, dubbed the ‘Annual Concert’, is held in April and is primarily headlined by a nationally or internationally renowned artist in the industry. The concerts are held near the close of each semester to end them on a high note and are attended by over 1,000 people.

BATTLE OF THE BATCHES

BATTLE OF THE BATCHES

This is an annual event held within LUMS where bands are formed from each year of students at LUMS who then go head to head in a judged competition. The batch with the most well-rounded performance wins the event which is showcased before approximately 600 students.

Competitions

EASTERN SINGING

EASTERN SINGING

If you think you’ve got the sur and raag to blow our minds away, then the Eastern Singing Competition is most definitely for you. Don’t be afraid to unleash your inner qawwal or Atif Aslam out! There will be three rounds in total, out of which the final will be held at the concert venue. Now is the time to start practicing your sa re ga ma pa.

WESTERN SINGING

WESTERN SINGING

Are you like, totally cool and only listen to Alternative Rock or Indie Music or sometimes Pop because who doesn’t like Pop? Or do you have a Country side and occasionally burst out in to song about how your baby broke your heart and left you crying in the stables? Well, whatever you prefer, LUMS Music Festival ’20 will accept you as you are. We’ll give you Three Rounds to impress us with what you’ve got, the final round being held at the concert venue.

BATTLE OF THE BANDS

BATTLE OF THE BANDS

Ever wanted to make that dream come true where you were just in a teenage wasteland, playing with your psychedelic space rock-slash-Dhrupad band in your parent’s garage, with all the neighbours complaining while you just wanted to keep the spirit of music alive in a world torn by war and hate? Well, this dream is partly faulty because no band practices in garages in Pakistan, but that’s alright, don’t worry; THE DREAM CAN STILL COME TRUE. Our Battle of the Bands competition provides you with the chance to perform on the concert venue each day and subsequently will let you bathe in the glory of it all, BECAUSE YOU MADE IT!

INSTRUMENTAL COMPETITION

INSTRUMENTAL COMPETITION

We believe mankind’s greatest discovery was to take ordinary elements, mix them around in bizarre arrangements, and then use their bare hands (or sometimes mouths) to give birth to soul­-stirring sounds from them. Have you ever thought about it like that? Your ability to play any musical instrument with skill, talent, innovation and economy, despite being nothing but a speck in this vast universe of countless worlds that lie ahead, makes you a pretty cool speck in our eyes. Beethoven’s eyes will tear up with the
pride he’ll feel for you, you little speck, you.

MUSIC TRIVIA

MUSIC TRIVIA

Do you know who the drummer of Foo Fighters is? Do you enjoy casually dropping facts about The Beatles when talking to your friends over a cup of tea? Or do you know the words to every song you’ve ever listened to in your whole entire life? Music Trivia may or not be the hardest question and answer session of your life. Be warned, only the wisest will rise victorious in this battle of death.

Notable Alumni

Ali Hamza | Natasha Noorani | Zahra Paracha | Shamsher Rana | Amal Nadeem | Haider Abbas | Shahrukh Aslam | Muqeet Shahzad

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