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 group of enthusiastic and friendly students and alumni who meet every Sunday night! SUBB was founded in 2007, and just celebrated it’s 15th anniversary. 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! 
One of the highlights of our year is competing at UniBrass, a competition for university brass bands. We will be heading to Warwick to compete in the shield section in February 2023. Watch our award-winning performance from UniBrass 2020 here.

Rehearsals are 7-9:30 on Sunday evenings in the the plant pot during term time, and have a relative relaxed atmosphere. Any brass or percussion player is welcome (and encouraged!) to join us, however we do also hold auditions for our principal seats towards the start of the academic year. We also have plenty of socials throughout the year. If you're interested  in joining and want more information, send us a message! Email: subband@soton.ac.uk, Facebook: /SUBrassBand  Instagram: /subrassband  

 

If you are new: Fell free to contact us by message or email 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!

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:

Courtenay Bolt
Band Manager
Ronnie Beal
Communications Secretary
Oliver Picken
Librarian
Harriet Schofield
Ordinary Member
Alice Bell
President
Ethan Lyon
Secretary
Iain Leadbeater
Social Secretary
Owen McLain
Treasurer
Andrew Vas
Vice-President

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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 Two Membership 2022/23£20.0001/02/2023 - 31/08/2023 The 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.
Full Year Membership 2022/23£30.0008/10/2022 - 31/08/2023 The 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.

Constitution

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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