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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)

Flowers Cheer

Results: 2018 Butlins Mineworkers Championships: Championship Section

January 14 • Flowers bloom again in Skegness as David Childs leads them to Butlins title.


Results: 2018 Butlins Mineworkers Youth Section & Junior Ensemble

January 14 • It's Butlins joy for 3BA Brass and Shirland as they take the Youth and Junior titles in Skegness

Eccles Borough — Butlins 2108

Results: 2018 Butlins Mineworkers Championships: Sections 1-4

January 13 • Butlins titles and big money payouts for Eccles Borough, Haydock, Hoover Bolton and Stamford Brass as the 2018 contesting year gets underway in Skegness.

Yamaha Neo

Yamaha launch new Neo and Custom euphonium

January 13 • The Butlins Mineworkers Festival heralds the UK launch of the brand new Neo and Custom euphonium from Yamaha.

Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Wind Soloists

Friday 19 January • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London. SE7 8RE SE7 8RE

The Brighouse & Rastrick Band - EYMS Brass Band at Hull City Hall

Saturday 20 January • Hull City Hall. 67 Carr Lane,. Kingston upon Hull HU1 3RQ

Wantage Silver - Gary Curtin

Saturday 20 January • Reading Central Salvation Army RG1 7JR

Black Dyke Band - Morley Town Hall

Saturday 20 January • Morley Town Hall, Morley, Leeds LS27 8DX

The Hepworth Band - Soprano Sarah Ogden

Sunday 21 January • Christ Church, Sude Hill, New Mill, Holmfirth HD9 7BL

The Corsham Band

January 16 • Having now been promoted to the 2nd Section for the forthcoming Contest season, the band are now looking for an experienced Front Row Cornet Player to join our friendly and enthusiastic team.

Marshfield Band

January 15 • CONDUCTOR WANTED: We are a 4th section standard non-contesting band from the village of Marshfield near Chippenham. We perform at a variety of events in the region throughout the year and are seeking a new committed local conductor to lead us.

Matlock Band

January 15 • Matlock Band (Midlands 3rd section) Requires Solo Trombone player for regional competition and beyond.

Phil Lawrence

Composer and conductor