We are a friendly, non auditioned group of brass players who gather once a week to rehearse for concerts and annual events including the University Brass Band Championships (aptly named UniBrass).


Welcome to SUBB - Southampton University’s Brass Band! We are a collective of enthusiastic and friendly students and alumni who meet every Sunday night at 7pm in The Plant Pot (union cafe). All students are encouraged to grab a brass/percussion instrument and come and join us. SUBB was founded in 2007, and is a non-auditioned band, allowing members to have fun playing music in a relaxed atmosphere. We play a very wide range of music, and the difficulty of our repertoire varies (sometimes significantly!) from piece to piece. We like a challenge! Have a look at our website - https://subrassband.wordpress.com/, or follow the links at the top of the page to our social media. Rehearsals are 7-9:30 on Sunday evenings in the SUSU Café during term time. If you're interested and want more information, send us a message! Email: subband@soton.ac.uk, Facebook: /SUBrassBand  Instagram: /subrassband  Website: subrassband.wordpress.com

Due to the current pandemic, rehearsals will not be the same as usual this academic year. But do not fear, we will still be having regular rehearsals (as sections) and will hopefully be entering UniBrass 2021! Watch our award-winning performance from UniBrass 2020 here.

If you are new: Please contact us via Email, Facebook, or Instagram, and watch the SUSU Welcome Week schedule for our welcome events, and don't forget to bring your instrument and music stand with you to Southampton! Finally, don't forget to fill out our new members form.

SUBB Love x

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The Committee

All clubs and societies within the Students' Union are run entirely by students. The student committee for Brass Band this year are:

Matthew Ellis
Band Manager
Sebastian Chenery
Charlotte Fox
Kieran Potter
Social Secretary
Andrew Vas
Peter Forbes

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Membership Information

These are the current membership fees offered by Brass Band, although many clubs and societies offer a free period for new members to try out their activities.

You must be a member of the Students' Union to join a club or society
NameCostValid PeriodDetails
Semester 2 MembershipFREE01/01/2021 - 31/08/2021The subs paid by each member of the band (any external members pay this as well as a union fee) make a contribution towards essential items the band need to purchase each year, such as sheet music, concert venue hire and printing. This is mostly put towards making the band's performance and trip to the National University Brass Band Championships of Great Britain affordable to all members so only a small contribution per member is put towards travel costs/ accommodation if required at a later date. Subs are also spent on anything that unexpectedly needs buying, such as equipment for the band including mutes, maintaining the percussion, and hiring professionals for brass workshops in the lead up to UniBrass.


All SUSU clubs & societies must have a Constitution which governs how they run

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Health & Safety

All clubs & societies are required to risk assess their activity to ensure it is carried out in a safe manner for members. Current risk assessments for Brass Band are available to view below