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Bangor set for student band invasion

All students eyes will be on Bangor University this weekend for the 2019 UniBrass Championships.

  There will be a warm Welsh welcome at Bangor University this weekend

University and Conservatoire bands from around the country are putting together the final preparations on their programmes to be performed at the 2019 UniBrass Championships, which will be held at Bangor University on Saturday 2nd February.

It will be the first time that the event has been hosted in Wales, and is being organised by the students and alumni of Bangor University supported by the UniBrass Foundation.

Trophy and Shield

The event has attracted 21 bands from universities and conservatoires across the UK to take part in two sections of competition to see who lifts the UniBrass Trophy and the UniBrass Shield.

In addition to the two main competitions (below), the day will will be rounded off with a gala concert provided by Tredegar Band.

Earlier there will also be a free workshop with musicians from the Corps of Army Music. It will be open to brass and percussion players of all ages from Grade 3 upwards from the local community and will conclude with a performance in Pontio's Theatr Bryn Terfel during a break in the UniBrass Trophy competition.

Sign up

If you would like to sign up to take part in the workshop you can sign up here: https:/­/­goo.gl/­forms/­rBgR2exHLcfM0hw82

Tickets start from just £10 and are available from www.pontio.co.uk

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With no less than 9 different types of ticket there's certainly something for everyone including a combined ticket for the whole contest and Gala Concert.


The event has attracted 21 bands from universities and conservatoires across the UK to take part in two sections of competition to see who lifts the UniBrass Trophy and the UniBrass Shield4BR


UniBrass Trophy:

Theatre Bryn Terfel
Adjudicators: Anne Crookston and Alan Morrison

11.00am: RNCM
11.35am: Manchester
12.10pm: Durham
12.45pm: Warwick


2.05pm: Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
2.40pm: Nottingham
3.15pm: Bristol
3.50pm: Leeds
4.25pm: Birmingham
5.00pm: Huddersfield

UniBrass Shield:

Hugh Owen Hall
Adjudicators: Alan Fernie and Sheona White

10.30am: Cardiff
11.05am: Nottingham Trent
11.40am: Lancaster
12.15pm: Keele
12.50pm: York


2.05pm: Cambridge
2.40pm: Chichester
3.15pm: Bangor
3.50pm: Oxford
4.25pm: Southampton
5.00pm: Sheffield

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