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 Norfolk in 2015 and Oxford and High Wycombe in 2014.

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

17/09/16: Freshers' 2016

Do you play a brass (or percussion) instrument? Do you want to play Brass music in a fun, friendly, NON-AUDITION band? Do you want to make tons of amazing new friends and go on a banter filled tour with them? Then Cambridge University Brass Band is the right band for you! We rehearse on Thursdays 8-10pm at Wolfson College, starting on the 6th October. We welcome brass players of all levels, whether you have been playing for years or just started. Any questions, email me on aac58@cam.ac.uk

Come to the Freshers' fair on 4th and 5th October to say hello. Looking forward to seeing you soon

17/02/16: 4 days till UniBrass Contest!

With the annual UniBrass contest only round the corner, the band have been working hard on producing an entertaining set.

The band are scheduled to play 3rd at roughly 10am. If you are unable to make it to Warwick, have a listen to the live recording which will be available on both the UniBrass website and the 4br homepage.

31/01/16: UniBrass Rehearsals under way!

With Only 3 rehearsals left before the UniBrass contest, the band have been working hard on their programme. Including, ironing out any problems with the music and practicing a few dance moves, as well as other entertaining features.

For information of the UniBrass contest or to purchase tickets, go to the UniBrass website, here

08/12/15: Waterbeach Concert Videos up on YouTube!

Videos of the band playing at the joint concert with Waterbeach Brass are now available to watch on our Youtube Channel. :)

Upcoming Events

06/10/16: Freshers' Squash and First Rehearsal

Come and Join CUBB for the first rehearsal of Michaelmas term. It will include an extra long break to meet ...read more

12/11/16: Eltisley World War Concert

The band will be playing a mixture of classic world war tunes as well as hymns and marches, held at Eltisl...read more

19/11/16: Joint Concert with Waterbeach Brass Band

The ever-popular annual joint concert between Cambridge University Brass Band and Waterbeach Brass Band wi...read more

18/02/17: UniBrass

Cambridge University will once again be competing at the annual inter-university contest on 18th February ...read more

25/03/17: CUBB Tour 2017

We are pleased to announce that this years tour will be in the north (Sheffield area to be exact).

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Latest Videos

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