UniBrass is the University Brass Band Championship of Great Britain. It is held annually, run by students for students. Every year we see university bands competing against each other to win the prestigious title of champion university brass band. The contest is an entertainment contest where bands are judged both on their musical ability and how entertaining they are. UniBrass is the only contest of its kind in the world, forging strong links between universities whilst keeping brass players involved in live music.
Since its founding in 2011 UniBrass has grown year on year. In 2016 there were competitors from 19 different universities from as far North as Durham right down to Southampton. On the day of the 2016 event over 9,500 people were engaged through participation and watching live or online. Our online social media reached a further 100,000 people through Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
For 2017 UniBrass is moving to the Harrogate International Centre, organised by students from the University of York. Four new bands will be introduced to the two-section contest, making it the biggest UniBrass yet! For more information about this year’s contest head over to the 2017 event page.
UniBrass is a charity with the aims of promoting brass band culture and heritage through education and competition.