Past Concerts & Events
Past Events – 2018/2019
Summer Starts Here – Tuesday 18th June
Our final concert of the academic year celebrated the transition from exam time into the summer.
Whit Friday 2019 – Friday 14th June
We had a great time playing in the Whit Friday Marches in Saddleworth.
Annual General Meeting 2019
Tora Arnesen and James Everitt were voted in as President, Isaac Conroy as Principal Conductor, Deborah Ballaster as Secretary, Rachel Boyd-Moss as Treasurer, Thomas Hicken as Small Band Coordinator, Zoe Rankin as Librarian, Lewis Days and Danielle Lewis as Publicity and Alumni Officer and Thomas Nolan as Social Secretary. Alan Mowle was elected to the non-exec role of Assistant Conductor.
An Australian Extravagansa! – 15th November
An evening of classic brass pieces, upbeat swing, and popular tunes joined by the Footscray-Yarraville City Band visiting from Melbourne, Australia who regaled us with their commissioned piece ‘The Silent ANZAC’, as part of their 2018 European tour in memorial of the First World War.
Past Events – 2017/2018
On our second biennial tour we visited the Netherlands!
Masterclass with Russel Gray – Monday 23rd April
A conducting masterclass with Russel Gray.
UniBrass – Saturday 17th February
Hosted again by the University of York Brass Band this year in the York Barbican.
TriUni Concert – Saturday 3rd February
This year the Band will once again be joining the university brass bands from Warwick and Leeds for our annual TriUni Concert. This time we will be travelling down to Leeds.
Rehearsal with Richard Evans – Monday 22nd January
It was an honour to welcome Mr Richard Evans back to Durham to lead our Monday night rehearsal and help to prepare us for UniBrass 2018.
Christmas Concert – Wednesday 13th December
Once again we ateamed up with Durham University Concert Band to bring you a musical evening of Christmas entertainment, this year in the town hall.
Society General Meeting
Max Albert was elected Treasurer.
Champions of Brass – Wednesday 15th November
We had a fantastic concert at Elvet Methodist Church with the Reg Vardy Band with guest conductor David Hirst.
Rehearsal with David Hirst – Monday 13th November
We were delighted to work once again this year with David Hirst, after he helped prepare us for our victory at the inaugural UniBrass Shield Championships last year. This year he took our regular Monday night rehearsal and the conducted us for our concert a couple of days later.
Remembrance Sunday – 12th November
Joint Rehearsal with the Reg Vardy Band
The Reg Vardy Band joined us for an excellent rehearsal, where we rehearsed the massed items for our concert on 15th November.
Opening of the Garden of Remembrance at Durham Cathedral
The band had the great honour of providing the music for the service of outside Durham Cathedral opening the very first Garden of Remembrance.
Past Events – 2016/2017
A Summer Celebration
Durham University Brass Band celebrated both our 15th Anniversary and our success at UniBrass 2017 with this summer evening concert.
Whit Friday 2017
For the first time in several years the band was able to travel to Saddleworth to compete in the Whit Friday Marches playing Punchinello and Ravenswood.
Land of Hope and Glory Concert
We had the pleasure of once again playing in Durham Cathedral alongside many of the University’s best musical groups.
Annual General Meeting 2017
James Everitt was voted in as President, Jonathan Fenwick as Principal Conductor, Sean Moran as Associate Conductor, Seb Chenery as Librarian, Phoebe Archbell as Secretary, Alice Bell as Treasurer, Tyne Anderson as Social Secretary and Joe Bleasdale as Publicity and Alumni Officer.
UniBrass Shield 2017 – 1st Place
UniBrass 2017 was host by the University Of York Brass Band at the Harrogate International Centre on 18th February. Everyone from dubb had a fantastic day, only made better by being crowned champions of the inaugural UniBrass Shield. Watch our award-winning set above!
Masterclass with David Hirst
The band were delighted to welcome David Hirst to lead a masterclass and help to prepare us for UniBrass 2017.
For the 2017 annual TriUni Concert the university brass bands from Warwick and Leeds joined us in Durham Castle great hall for a fantastic joint concert. (Photo taken during the massed rehearsal)
For the 2016 Christmas Concert the band were joined by St Chad’s College Choir in St Oswald’s Church.
Trooping the Colour
Durham University Brass Band were joined by Durham University Concert Band for a masterclass and concert with the Band of the Royal Armoured Corps.
Remembrance Sunday 2016
The band once again led the Remembrance Parade in the nearby villiage of Brandon.
Past Events – 2015/2016
Annual General Meeting 2016
Niamh McConville was voted in as President, Abi Groocock as Principal Conductor, Seb Chenery as Associate Conductor, Lillian Woodall as Librarian, Elizabeth Armett as Secretary, Oliver Newton as Treasurer, Lizzie Hardy as Social Secretary and Morven Hall as Publicity and Alumni Officer.
Here’s one of the pieces we played at UniBrass 2016 in Warwick.
Past Events – 2014/2015
Annual General Meeting 2015
Abi Groocock was voted in as President and Associate Conductor, Matthew Ruddock as Principal Conductor, Danielle Lewis as Treasurer, Chris Silberberg as Secretary, Henrie Hall as Social Secretary, Tal Devey as Librarian and Grace Bravery as Publicity Officer.
UniBrass 2015 – 3rd Place
Having travelled again down to the University of Warwick, we were delighted to return in 3rd place. Here’s one of the piece’s we played.
Christmas Concert 2014
2014 saw another joint Christmas Concert with Durham University Concert Band.
Leyland Brass Band Masterclass & Concert
We welcomed the internationally renowned Leyland Brass Band to Durham on 15th November! The day incuded a fantatic masterclass by some of the world’s best brass players, whole band tuition from the legendary Mr Richard Evans and a superb joint concert in the beautiful Durham Town Hall.
Past Events – 2013/2014
DUMS ‘Last Night of the Proms’
A fantastic concert showcasing the music Durham University has to offer. We were joined by the university Orchestra, Choral Society, Big Band and many more for what was a wonderful evening under the roof of the beautiful Durham Cathedral.
Annual General Meeting 2014
Jack Boyles was voted in as President, Lewis Wilkinson as Principal Conductor, Matthew Ruddock as Associate Conductor, Tal Devey as Librarian, Claudia Buffini as Secretary, Toby Cowling as Treasurer, Louis Peters as Social Secretary and Simon Chislett-McDonald as Publicity Officer.
UniBrass 2014 – 7th Place!!
The UK’s University Brass Band Competition!
Saturday 15th February
Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick
An amazing performance by DUBB, being awarded the Most Improved Band and Best Student Composition awards. Congratulations to former condutor Dave Collins and Lewis Wilkison for respectively writing and narrating the award winning piece ‘The Lambton Worm’.
Massed Bands Concert
Tri-uni Massed Bands Concert with Leeds and Warwick – 10th Anniversary
Saturday 1st February, 7pm
A short concert with Leeds and Warwick university brass bands in the lead up to Unibrass 2014!
Christmas Concert 2013
A joint concert with Durham University Concert Band at the end of Michaelmas Term.
Wednesday 4th December, 7:30pm
St Oswald’s Church, Church Street.
Past Events – 2012/2013
Remembrance Sunday Parade
An annual event including a parade and church service in the nearby village of Brandon.
Joint Christmas Concert with DUCB
A concert with DUCB at St Oswald’s. Featured a variety of pieces including I Love Christmas by our conductor Dave Collins.
Busking in Durham City Centre
Each year we form small groups of players to busk in Durham City Centre to raise funds for trips later in the year.
Massed Band concert with Leeds and Warwick
We travelled to Leamington Spa for a weekend for a joint concert with Leeds and Warwick University Brass Bands.
Dave Collins conducting DUBB at massed bands 2013 in Leamington. Henry plays the Euphonium solo (top) in Benedictus from The Armed Man by Karl Jenkins.
Unibrass 2013 in Lancaster
DUBB travelled to Lancaster for a weekend to take part in Unibrass for the first time. A valiant effect from the band ensured an excellent performance on the day. More photos and a video on the gallery page.
The competition was broadcast live from Lancaster University. A video of our set is on YouTube:
For more videos check out our YouTube Channel!
Durham University at Unibrass 2013 with conductor Dave Collins.
Collingwood College’s “A Night at the Proms”
In the summer term DUBB was pleased to play some British Proms Classics to a large audience outside Collingwood College.
Lots of socials and a summer DUBBBBQ!
…and of course post-rehearsal drinks in 24s!
Archive – Whit Friday 2012
In 2012 the band travelled to Sanddleworth, Lancashire to partake in the world famous Whit Friday Marching Band completion. A great afternoon was had by all, and the band received some pleasing results and good comments from the adjudicators.