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Music, Sat 2 Feb 2019

UniBrass 2019 Contest and Gala Concert

UniBrass 2019 Contest and Gala Concert


From Bangor to Bristol; Cambridge to Cardiff, UniBrass 2019 will see university brass bands from across the UK descend on Bangor for a day of music making at the annual University Brass Band Championships of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

UniBrass 2019 takes place at Bangor University on Saturday 2nd February, and features a two section contest with 21 university brass bands from across the UK. Each band will perform an entertaining 20 minute set and it will be up to the adjudicators to decide which university walks away with the silverware.

With great music, and a great atmosphere, brass bands don’t get more exciting than this. To round off the contest, UniBrass are excited to welcome Tredegar Town Band to perform at the Gala Concert. The concert will celebrate brass banding, paying homage to the band’s Welsh roots and UniBrass’ debut in Wales.

There will also be a free public workshop for brass and percussion players from the local area to take part in. Working alongside professional musicians, the workshop will culminate in a public performance during a break in the Shield Section of the contest. More detail about the workshop and a sign-up form will be available on the UniBrass website.

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Event details

Dates Times
Sat 2 Feb 2019 10:30 to 22:00
Tickets are available from the Pontio website from 7th December 2018.
The event starts in The Management Centre at 10:30, followed by an 11am start in Pontio, and runs for approximately 7 hours in each venue including a lunch break. This is followed by a results ceremony hosted in PJ Hall, Bangor University.
During the lunch break, a short performance by the workshop band will take place.
The Gala concert is due to take place at 8pm, with 2x 45 minute halves and a 20 minute interval.
Exact timings of the days events are subject to change, and will be fully published on the UniBrass website in the leadup to the event. Delays may occur during the day due to factors beyond the control of UniBrass, however every effort will be made to keep the event to the published schedule.
Visitors wishing to stay overnight for the event may wish to stay at The Management Centre, which has a deal for those watching UniBrass. See for more details.


Contest only: Adult £15; Concession £12: Student/Child £10;
Gala Concert only: Adult £14.50; Concession £13.50; Student/Child £12.50
Combined Contest and Gala ticket: Adult £25; Concession £20; Student/Child £18

Events at this Venue


Main Arts Building,
Bangor University,
LL57 2DG



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  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access