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

17/02/18: 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)...

17/02/18: We're Off!

We're now enroute to UniBrass, York here we come :)

17/02/18: Today is the day!

Today is the day; UniBrass is upon us; and it's way too early in the morning to think of something motivational to write.

CUBB will be playing in the Shield Section at around 11:35am in York Barbican (and on the livestream).

Good luck to all bands competing!

15/02/18: Final Preparations for UniBrass...

The band will once again be competing against other university brass bands from across the country in what promises to be enjoyable day (albeit one with a very early start). We've been hard at work over the last 5 weeks of term preparing our 20 minute entertainment programme which should have some surprises in store for the audience members watching on Saturday (17th February 2018)...

The band will be competing in the UniBrass Shield Section and are due to play at around 11:35am. There will be a (free) live stream of the event so you can tune in to watch our set online if you don't fancy making the trek up to York.

More details about the event can be found here.

Upcoming Events

25/02/18: Brassed Off and Pancakes

The band will be holding our traditional Lent term social on 25th February (yes we know we've missed panca...read more

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