Cambridge University Brass Band

Cambridge University Brass Band was established in 1987, as an entirely student-run and self-funded university society. Since its early days, the band has enjoyed large membership, and has attracted high quality brass players from all over the country. The society's aim was, and remains, to promote the unique music and musicianship enjoyed in a traditional brass band, and the band enjoys a good reputation in the university and local community.

The band plays in regular concerts during term-time at university events in and around Cambridge. You'll also find us playing Christmas carols outside the Guildhall and links between the band and the local council, as well as churches and schools, allow regular performances in the surrounding communities. Details about the band's availability for concerts can be obtained from the band's concert manager.

The highlight of the year is the annual tour, which the band undertakes during the Easter holidays. In previous years we have travelled all over the country to places including Norfolk, Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Oxfordshire. 2016 saw the band visit Cologne in our first ever continental tour, and in 2017 we enjoyed a fantastic tour to Derbyshire and Yorkshire. Most recently, in March 2018, the band visited Snowdonia, with a concert in Chester on the way.

The band is open to all students in Cambridge (and others at the committee's discretion), with no auditions. If you're interested in joining us, feel free to turn up to a rehearsal (Thursday 8-10pm; Lee Hall, Wolfson College) or contact a committee member for more information.