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National Universities Brass Band in Bank Holiday triple


The National Universities Brass Band will form once again this summer for a trio of free performances across Yorkshire.


The 45-strong band, now in their third year, is made up of 18-25 year olds from across the UK including students from fifteen different universities. The young people come together under the baton of David Thornton, for a week of rehearsals and workshops at UniBrass’s annual Band Camp residential, resulting in these concerts over the August Bank Holiday weekend.


Here’s where you can enjoy the music this summer…


Dewsbury Market

When? Saturday 26th August, 1-3pm (with a break)

What? Enjoy an informal and entertaining afternoon of music to suit all tastes, in the National University Brass Band’s first performance of 2023. As part of Kirklees Year of Music, the band will be performing in the area in front of the Town Hall. You won’t be able to miss us! Grab a bite to eat and soak up the atmosphere.

Ticketing: Free, not ticketed - just turn up. Donations welcome.


Chapeltown - Newton Chambers Memorial Hall

When? Sunday 27th August, 3.30-4.30pm (no interval)

What? A real celebration of music and community - this is your chance to hear the band perform and then share some refreshments with them afterwards. Music will include a selection of film scores, folk songs, operatic overtures, and brass band classics. Come and get to know us and hear about what we do.

Ticketing: Free, not ticketed. Donations welcome. If you’re on Facebook, sign up to the event to help us with an idea of numbers.


Sheffield Cathedral

When? Monday 28th August, 3-5pm (with interval)

What? A rousing celebration of the National University Brass Band, at the 2023 course closing concert. A culmination of a week of rehearsals, workshops, sectionals, and performances, this concert has it all. Expect overtures, hymn tune arrangements, brass classics, symphonies, ‘UniBrass at the Movies, and more.

Ticketing: Reserve a free ticket to guarantee the best seats: unibrass.co.uk/shop, or walk-ups welcome. Donations gratefully accepted.


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