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The UniBrass Foundation: Supporting university brass bands

UniBrass Foundation is a Registered Charity in England & Wales, No. 1159359

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There are many ways in which you can support the work of the UniBrass Foundation.

The UniBrass Foundation, registered charity number 1,159,359, exists to advance, improve, develop and maintain public education in, and appreciation of, the art of the brass band movement. This is primarily, but not exclusively, achieved by organising the annual University Brass Band Championship of Great Britain.

Students are one of the most marginalised sections of the brass band community and university is a time when many people stop playing. UniBrass exists to try and prevent this and has become the focal point of many university brass bands’ calendars, engaging young adults with brass band music-making throughout their time at university. Since our inception we have been a driving force in the creation of 10 new university bands and have led to the composing of over 20 new works for brass band. These players and band leaders will be the people who maintain our music for years to come.

Brass band music-making activities have many beneficial effects on health and well-being - critically important during sometimes stressful university studies! The charity's work supports a link between music-making at school and continued participation in music after university. Not only is this important to sustain the heritage of the brass band movement, it also helps young people to develop skills that will be useful in other areas of their life and future career. 

Unfortunately none of this work is cheap. UniBrass faces costs of up to £20,000 a year, and it is only through the generosity of the public that we can ensure our work can continue. We are grateful for our support over the years through busking and carolling sessions, and Crowdfunding drives. However, there is never a bad time to donate to UniBrass! Click on the options above to see how you can lend us a hand.



Your contribution to the UniBrass Foundation supports student music-making through university and beyond, helping to advance the UK's dynamic and vibrant brass banding heritage.

From supporting the UniBrass contest to helping set up new university brass bands, your donation will always be welcome to help us continue the work of the UniBrass Foundation and inspire the next generation of brass band players.


If you're a UK Taxpayer please consider filling out the gift aid form as that allows us to claim an extra 25p on every £1 you donate, helping your donation go further.

Clicking on one of the buttons above directs you to PayPal where you can donate using your credit/debit card. Recurring payments can also be set up as well as one off donations.



The UniBrass Foundation are keen to partner organisations which share our passion for students and brass bands at universities.​

The UniBrass Foundation relies on sponsorship to be able to provide events for students, from the main UniBrass contest each year to one off events like our conducting course and Brass in the Park. If you are interested in helping us share our passion for brass bands at universities and inspire the next generation, please get in touch to hear about our bespoke sponsorship packages we can offer.

For further details, including our sponsorship packages, please contact the UniBrass Foundation here.


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If you would prefer to support the UniBrass Foundation by making a donation, please click here.