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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)


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July 13 • The fantastic young pupils of Boothstown Methodist Primary School have enjoyed a memorable 10 days of brass playing achievement.

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Saturday 14 July • Harrogate Music Festival

Medway Band - Church Fund Raiser

Saturday 14 July • Christ Church . Broadway. Bexleyheath. . DA6 7BT

Gresley Colliery Band - Overseal Gala

Saturday 14 July • Overseal Derbyshire DE12 6

Newstead Brass - Ripley Music Festival

Saturday 14 July • Crossley Park, Ripley DE5 3GT

Sherborne Town Band - Sherborne Youth Band

Sunday 15 July • Sherborne Town Band presents ‘Music In The Park’ 2018. This year EVERY concert involves the amazing Sherborne Youth Band and there will be ice cr DT9 3NW

East London Brass

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Strata Brass

July 15 • TENOR TROMBONE. Yorkshire 1st Section Champions - National finals (September) - Championship Section 2019.. MD Jonathan Bates. Rehearsals SUN/WED,bandroom 5 mins from J35/36 M1 (Hoyland)

Oxted Band

July 14 • Cornet vacancies! Members shortly leaving us for university and college places means we have space in our cornet section for a new player or two. Oxted is an ambitious friendly local band, with a good calendar of events, concerts, occasional contests.

John Maines

BA (Hons)
Presenter, compere and conductor