Becoming the UniBrass Foundation’s first ‘external’ trustee was an initially daunting, but exciting prospect. I say ‘external’ because, as it stands, I am the only member of the team that has not been a part of the organising committee for a contest. I felt that I had the most to prove but it many ways it also means I had the most to offer, in the form of new ideas and a new perspective.
The UniBrass contest was a highlight of every year that I was at the University of Southampton and so getting the opportunity to be a part of the team to help keep it running, without being the host, was something that I had wanted but didn’t know existed.
The UniBrass Foundation supports a contest that is run by students for students, and provides a crucial gateway for a community of people to be involved in a lifetime of music. By becoming a trustee you can gain skills in networking, event organisation and make friends in the process. All of which are vital to developing your CV, and ensuring the brass band movement carries on for future students.
How do I join?
We are looking for more people to join the board, and you don’t have to be on a previous organising committee or band to committee to join us! The recruitment process is very simple- explain why you have the skills and why you want to be there. For me, my time on my own University band committee was really helpful but this isn’t necessary, just prove that you care about the future of banding and that you have the drive to implement it. Head over to our 'Become a Trustee' page to find out more.