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. 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

Matthew Hollingworth

Brass Band Manager

Matthew is a second year Mathematics student who plays the Bass Trombone. Habitually at the pub every week after band, and always open for messages for any questions whatsoever.

Matt Wilkins

Brass Band Assistant Manager

Matt is a 4th Chemistry student and plays Bb bass in brass band and also in the Ratby band outside of the University. Over his years at Nottingham he has played in every ensemble available to him but brass band has always been his favourite!

Eli Haines

Brass Band Conductor

Eli is an enthusiastic brass bander, and more recently an enthusiastic brass band conductor making his debut at the Blowsoc Berlin 2019 Tour.

John Grealey

Brass Band Conductor

John is a third year mathematician whose first instrument is tuba but also dabbles in the viola. In his spare time he is often found at the pub or watching the football, and on occasionally goes hiking.

πŸ“… Rehearsals

Fridays, 17:00–19:00 in Rehearsal Hall.

🎭 Upcoming Concerts

There are no upcoming events at this time.

πŸ“ Recent Blog Posts

Brass Band at UniBrass
Brass Band at UniBrass

Back in February the band took a long coach journey over the border to Bangor University in Wales to take part in the annual University Brass Band Championships (UniBrass). We were all very happy wi…

Welcome to Brass Band 2019/20!
Welcome to Brass Band 2019/20!

Hello, I am Matthew, a second year mathematician and your Brass Band manager for the next year! Having played for brass bands at home before uni, I knew it was very important for me to take a look…

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