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2013 UniBrass draw revealed

The student bands taking part in the 2013 UniBrass contest now know if they have to get up before Countdown to take part in the great 2013 event.



The draw has been made for the UniBrass contest, which will take place at Lancaster University Great Hall on Saturday 16th February next year.

Reigning champions

Reigning champions Brass United from the Royal Northern College of Music will defend their honour in the new Elite Section against Marylebone Brass in what promises to be a high class climax to the day.

Oxbridge start and finish

Before that though, 14 bands will battle it out for the Championship title in a contest that is bookended by ensembles from the two oldest rivals in the business—the dark blues of Oxford and light blues of Cambridge.

Last year’s runner-up University of Huddersfield and third placed local favourites Lancaster University return once more against a field of keen student rivals.

Championship Contest:


1. University of Oxford
2. Keele University
3. University of Southampton
4. University of Manchester
5. University of York
6. University of Warwick
7. Durham University


8. University of Huddersfield
9. Lancaster University
10. University of Birmingham
11. Bangor University
12. Cardiff University
13. University of Hull
14. University of Cambridge

Elite Contest:

1. Marylebone Brass
2. Brass United (Royal Northern College of Music)


Results: 2017 Scottish Challenge Shield

November 19 • Clackmannan claims the Scottish Challenge Shield honours with a triumphant performance in Perth.


Gateshead prepares for the entertainers to arrive

November 17 • The Sage Gateshead will host two days of world class brass band talent this weekend at the Brass in Concert Championship festival.


Trinity Girls look for new lead

November 17 • The successful musical partnership between conductor Ryan Watkins and Trinity Girls Band has come to an end.

Your Logo Here

Big, little, large or small for Your Logo Here

November 17 • It doesn't matter about the size or number for Your Logo Here — just ask and we can keep everyone feeling part of your banding team...

Gloucestershire Brass Band Association - Own Choice March & Test Piece Contest

Sunday 19 November • All Saints’ Academy. Blaisdon Way. Cheltenham GL51 0WH

Rotherham Schools' Youth Brass Band - Fountain City Brass Band

Monday 20 November • Rotherham Minster - Rotherham s60 1pd

Foden's Band - Matt Ford - Lichfield Cathedral

Friday 24 November • 19A The Close, Lichfield WS13 7LD

Lofthouse Brass Band - Pudsey Churches Together Christmas Concert

Saturday 25 November • Pudsey Parish Church, Church Lane, Pudsey, LS28 7BD LS28 7BD

Lofthouse Brass Band - Lofthouse Christmas Fair

Saturday 25 November • Lofthouse Methodist Church, Leeds Road, Lofthouse, Wakefield WF3 3NE

Newstead Brass

November 18 • Bb Cornet (position negotiable). . Newstead Brass, established Midlands Championship section, have opportunity for an additional cornet player. Suitable for experienced player or someone looking to take the next step in their development.

Wakefield Metropolitan Brass Band

November 17 • FRONT ROW CORNET. SOLO TROMBONE. . The band have an exciting concert/contest/marching schedule ahead. We are looking for a committed front row cornet and solo trombone player to come and join us in the Yorkshire 1st Section! MD: Richard Larder.

Glossop Old Band

November 17 • SOLO TROMBONE. The Glossop Old Band Welcomes applications for the Solo Trombone Chair. The Band will be competing in the First Section as of 2018 and are looking to continue its progression back to the top levels of performance

Sarah Groarke-Booth

BA (Hons) MA
Conductor, Adjudicator, Compere, Actor