K-ON! episode #8
The episode begins with Ui Hirasawa being accepted at the Sakuragaoka High School, much to Yui Hirasawa's, Ritsu Tainaka's, Mio Akiyama's and Tsumugi Kotobuki's pleasure and joy. While they are celebrating, another girl named Azusa Nakano checks the board, just to find her name on it too.
While checking the class they are part of the next year, Yui, Ritsu and Mugi notice that all are in the same class, 2-2. Mio however is the only one of them to attend a different class, 2-1. Although she acts like it would be no big deal, she is in fact sad and daunted about it and realises that she does not know a single person in her new class, until Nodoka Manabe approaches her with alleviation, since she got separated from Yui too. On the verge of tears, Mio asks Nodoka to watch after her for the next year.
After the school year started, the school's clubs put many efforts in recruiting new members. The Light Music Club is also interested in having more members, so they try to convince many students to join by spreading flyers while wearing animal costumes Sawako Yamanaka gave them. The feedback is anything but good. Ui and a friend got heavenly scared by Yui in her chicken costume and Azusa wondered about them sceptically.
After the lessons ended, Ui and her friend Jun Suzuki decide to pay the Light Music Club a visit. Ui introduced every member to Jun, but the first impression is always overshadowed by the bad habits of the members, like Ritsu forgetting to hand in a request form and getting scolded for it by Nodoka. After many mixed impressions, the club performs for them, but the performing was not good at all too. Azusa watches them perform in secret, thinking about them to not take things very seriously. As Ui and Jun leave, it is pretty clear both won't join.
Back home, Ui and Yui talk about the Light Music Club. It is at that moment when Ui realised that her sister changed a bit since she joined the club, because it actually means something to her.
Back at school, the club decides to put their last hope in the welcoming concert for the new students. Just before the performance, Mio is just as nervous as before and she energetically rejects singing just one song, leading to her getting teased by Yui and Mugi. Meanwhile, Jun tells Ui that she decided to join the Jazz Club insetad of the Light Music Club. Ui then noticed Azusa who was listening and was just about to leave quickly. Ui takes her to the auditorium for her to be able to watch the club perform.
They arrive just in time to hear Yui emceeing without end until she is angrily stopped by Ritsu. As the club starts playing "Watashi no Koi wa Hotch Kiss", Yui totally forgets the lyrics. Mio however is able to save the situation by filling in for the first strophe. The concert is well received and Ui sees that Azusa is clearly overwhelmed by the performance.
As the concert ended, the club waits in the clubroom impatiently for new members to join. After nobody appeared, they wonder about the reasons behind it, just as Azusa shows up with the message that she wants to join the club. Elated by the news, Ritsu rushes towards her, "capturing" her for the club.