Welcome to the website for Cambridge University Brass Band (CUBB)

A world of quality music-making with quality socialising too!

CUBB is a student-run society for people who enjoy playing brass band music in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. There are no auditions and everyone is welcome at our weekly rehearsals - these are held every Thursday from 8 till 10pm during term-time at Lee Hall, Wolfson College (see map). Alternative rehearsals are usually organised by those staying in Cambridge during the vacations so that CUBB fun continues after term finishes.

The band performs concerts in and around Cambridge, as well as arranging small groups of players for busking and other events such as Christmas Dinners or Bavarian Nights. At the end of Lent term, CUBB embarks on its annual tour visiting a different part of the UK each year - recent locations include Cheshire and North Wales in 2018, Derbyshire and Yorkshire in 2017 and Cologne in 2016.

We also arrange a variety of social events including formal halls, pancakes and Brassed Off and punting trips on the Cam. After rehearsals there is also an opportunity for further socialising in the Wolfson College Bar. For more details check out the rest of our website.

If you have any queries or questions please feel free to get in touch with a committee member - the contact details are on the Committee page of the website.

 

Recent News

17/05/18: New Committee

Following our AGM on the 17th May, we are pleased to announce the results of our committee elections. The new committee will be taking over at the end of this academic year, following handover meetings with the current committee members. We wish them the best of luck in organising another great year of music-making and socialising.

The new committee will be as follows:

Chairperson: Robert Turnbull
Musical Director: Daniel Phillips
Junior Treasurer: Fraser Parker
Secretary: Imogen Lever
Concert Managers: Sarah Partridge & Matthew Waterson
Publicity Officer: Jonathan Ford
Social Secretary: Oliver John
Librarian: Charlotte Manser
FoCUBB Chairperson: Josh de Gromoboy

* The Contest Secretary and Tour Secretary will be appointed by the new committee in the coming months.

05/05/18: Annual Dinner

The band held it's Annual Dinner on Saturday evening (5th May) in Wolfson College, Cambridge. We got dressed up in black tie and enjoyed a lovely formal dinner, before listening to speeches and presenting awards to some of the current members.

Thank you to all the members who came, both past and present, we hope to see you all again next year!

10/03/18: Two Weeks Until Tour

There are only two weeks until we depart on our annual tour. This year we're heading to Cheshire and North Wales for three days for a mixture of playing and sightseeing. If you happen to be in or around Chester on Saturday 24th March, then it would be great to see you at our concert in St John the Baptist Church, Chester.

Tour Poster 2018

17/02/18: UniBrass Success! =D

The band are thrilled to announce that we have finally come away with some silverware. We were delighted to be awarded the prize for the most entertaining band in our section and came 6th overall out of 11 bands. Perhaps most importantly for our university pride, we also triumphed over Oxford :P.

Congratulations to the other bands, it's been a good day of music making! The challenge will be to come up with something as entertaining next year in Bangor (the new host university)...

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Latest Videos

CUBB playing our award-winning entertainment set at UniBrass 2018.

CUBB playing How To Train Your Dragon at our Joint concert with Waterbeach 2015

CUBB playing Irish Blessing at our Joint concert with Waterbeach 2015

CUBB playing Share My Yoke (Featuring our Principal Cornet player Oliver Abbey) at UniBrass 2015

CUBB playing You Are My Shining Star (Featuring our Flugel Horn player Cecilia Carlisle) at UniBrass 2015