ℹ️ About

Brass Band is one of Blowsoc’s larger unauditioned ensembles which includes players of all abilities. The band is based on being a traditional Brass Band- but trumpets and French Horns are allowed. They play an assortment of music from traditional brass band pieces, to arrangements of film music and TV themes. Every year the ensemble takes part in a range of concerts, and one of the ensembles favourite events is carolling in the Christmas period. The ensemble also takes part in a range of contests throughout the academic year where they frequently have impressive results, having placed 2nd at UniBrass last year. Brass is a very friendly group that has regular socials and meet ups, including after rehearsal drinks and food in Mooch! Please don’t be shy, come along and get involved in this great ensemble whatever standard you may be.

πŸ‘ͺ The Committee

Ben Waller

Ben Waller

Brass Band Manager
Hey, I’m Ben and my pronouns are he/him. I’m the Brass Band Manager for the coming year and I can’t wait to get stuck in! My main instrument is the Euphonium but I’ve played pretty much everything in the low brass section at some point or another. I currently study Finance, Accounting and Management and will be moving into my third year in September. Getting the band back to normal after such a long break during the pandemic will definitely be a challenge but I’m sure that this year will be just as brilliant as everyone expects!
Matthew Hollingworth

Matthew Hollingworth

Brass Band Assistant Manager
Hello! I’m Matthew, pronouns he/him, and I’m the Brass Band Assistant Manager for the year coming. I’m a second year maths student, and I used to play the trombone. I am really looking forward to getting the band back on its feet following a turbulent year and a half, and looking forward to meeting many new players this year!
Chris Martin

Chris Martin

Brass Band Contests Manager
Hiya, I’m Chris, my pronouns are he/him, and I’ll be the Brass Band Contest Manager for the upcoming year. I’m a 3rd year Mechanical Engineering student and a Trombone player in Brass and Concert Band. I’m really looking forward to getting involved with Blowsoc this year and hopefully winning some contests with Brass!
Samuel Boobier

Samuel Boobier

Brass Band Conductor
Hi, I’m Sam, my pronouns are he/him, and I’ll be conducting Brass Band this year. I am a member of staff in the Chemistry department having recently graduated from University of Leeds. I play Euphonium, Sax and Clarinet and am really excited to be conducting a brass band for the first time. Previously, I have conducted concert bands, choirs and operas at University of Leeds and University of St Andrews. It is very exciting to be performing in person again and I’m particularly excited for tour to Belgium and Unibrass!

πŸ“… Rehearsals

Fridays, 18:00–20:00 in Rehearsal Hall.

🎭 Upcoming Concerts

There are no upcoming events at this time

πŸ“± Social Media

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πŸŽ₯ Previous Recordings