Overhead shot of Durham University Brass Band performing at UniBrass 2019

The Contest

The UniBrass Contest

UniBrass is the annual University Brass Band Championships of Great Britain. Each year, university brass bands compete in two sections to win the prestigious title of UniBrass Trophy Champion or UniBrass Shield Champion. 

 

Run by students for students, UniBrass is an entertainment contest, with bands judged on both their musical ability and how entertaining they are within their 20 minute performance. The only event of its kind in the world, UniBrass forges strong links between universities whilst keeping young brass musicians involved in live music.
 

The next entertainments contest, UniBrass 2022 will take place at the University of Sheffield on Saturday 5th February 

For more details, please look at the participant and audience information pages

RNCM Brass Band at UniBrass 2019 - Credit Finnian Shardlow & Charlotte Thomson, Seren Bangor

Participant Information

Contest details for band members

Three Euphonium/Baritone Players performing against black background

Audience Information

Contest details for those coming to watch

The Committee

The team of students who run it all

2020 UniBrass Organising Committee group photo

Past Contests

Find out more on the contest’s history and view past results.

Celebrating band representative
Band of the King's Division Fanfare line

Hosting UniBrass

All you need to know about hosting UniBrass at your university.

Fun photo of band in all black after performance

Support Us

How you can help support events like this

Our Contest Sponsors

Sheffield Students' Union Logo

Sheffield Students’ Union Events Team are working with UniBrass to help facilitate UniBrass 2021

University of Sheffield Alumni Foundation logo

The University of Sheffield Alumni Foundation is delighted to provide sponsorship to the 2021 UniBrass event. The Alumni Foundation exists to channel the donations of Sheffield alumni (former students), staff, and friends of the University, into projects involving current students. We would like to thank the University’s supporters for their generosity, which has made tremendous strides in enhancing the student experience.

Brass Bands England logo, a series of curves forming a petal structure with Brass Bands England in text to right

Brass Bands England (BBE) is the leading charitable organisation in England devoted to promoting and encouraging participation in brass band music making across the country. BBE has helped the UniBrass contest by providing funding for the adjudicators of the event, and giving invaluable advice and support throughout.

UniBrass would not be possible without the invaluable support of our sponsors and partners. If you are interested in sponsoring UniBrass 2022, or supporting us in another way, please visit our 'Support Us' page,  to find out more about our range of packages