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UniBrass 2018 set for cracking York day

The 2018 UniBrass Championships take place in York on Saturday — so why not go along and enjoy the music — and maybe make some yourself.

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  The UniBrass Championships take place this weekend in York

This Saturday the eighth annual UniBrass competition takes place when 21 university bands will compete at the York Barbican for the honour of winning the UniBrass Trophy and Shield.

The Trophy contest hopefuls will pull out all the stops to impress adjudicators Sandy Smith and Alex Kenyon, whilst the Shield Section will be judged by Helen Varley and Chris Bradley.

Youth, Bells and Workshops

The European Youth Champion Elland Silver Youth will open the results ceremony and provide a glimpse at the exciting future of banding, and after the contesting is over there is another great treat when the critically acclaimed ensemble Tubular Brass will perform a Gala Concert featuring arrangements of Mike Oldfield's 'Tubular Bells'.

UniBrass 2018 will also feature education workshops with Owen Farr. Open to all players of roughly Grade 3 playing ability and above, these free workshops will be running on Saturday 17th February from 10.30am-2.30pm at the University of York and will focus on the test piece 'Land of the Long White Cloud'.

Those taking part will have the chance to perform in a short lunchtime concert at the York Barbican at the UniBrass Contest.

Extra bonus

For an extra bonus, participants will be able to watch the rest of the UniBrass contest for free and will be able to purchase discounted tickets for the Gala Concert, the phenomenal Tubular Brass!

There will also be a livestream of both sections available all day!

For an extra bonus, participants will be able to watch the rest of the UniBrass contest for free and will be able to purchase discounted tickets for the Gala Concert, the phenomenal Tubular Brass!4BR

Tickets

Go to http:/­/­unib.co.uk/­live to watch live!
Tickets still available at unib.co.uk/tickets

If you're travelling to the contest by rail go to unibrass.trainsplit.com for discounts.

Sign up for our workshops at unib.co.uk/workshops

For full details about the contest go to: www.unibrass.co.uk



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Phil Lawrence

ARCM PGRNCM MFTCL ARCM B.Mus.
Composer and conductor