Brass Band

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 Cardiff to compete in the shield section in February 2025. Watch our award-winning performance from UniBrass 2020 or find us on youtube.

The band have had a very successful year in the academic year 2023-24, under their student musical director, Oliver Picken and assistant musical director, Callum Taylor Barry. At Christmas, the band held a charity concert in which they successfully raised over £300 for the RNLI. In February, the band attended the annual Unibrass in Warwick, where they 2nd place in the Shield Section, with Oliver winning best student conductor. In June we held a massive concert joint with Woodfalls Band, who are amoungst the top 100 bands in the world, in Turner Sims where we formed a massed band of 65 players!

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:

Isla Spencer
Librarian
Annabel Brookes
Librarian
Charlotte Jackson
Ordinary Member
Gemma Hall
President
Sam Proctor
Publicity Officer
Libby Doverman
Small Group Officer
Will Johnson
Social Secretary
Andrew Vas
Treasurer
Ollie Brunt
Vice-President
Owen McLain
Vice-President
Hannah Manley
Welfare Officer & Band Manager

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
Year Membership£30.0001/09/2023 - 31/08/2024The 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.
Post-Unibrass Membership 2023/2024£15.0019/02/2024 - 31/08/2024The 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. Subs are also spent on anything that unexpectedly needs buying, such as equipment for the band including mutes and maintaining percussion. This is a membership for anybody who wants to join the band after Unibrass
Year in Industry MembershipFREE01/04/2024 - 31/08/2024This membership is for those who have previously been in SUBB and are returning from a year in industry, who would like to stand for committee.

Constitution

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

Upcoming Events

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