LUUMS BRASS BAND

Brass Band is an open ensemble for any and all brass or percussion players regardless of your standard - lots of our players don't play their first instruments when they're with us! Being one of the busiest ensembles, we travel all over the UK for concerts and compete at the National University Brass Band Championships, UniBrass. This year we’ll be competing in the Shield section, but we’re ready to regain our place in the Trophy section! It's a fantastic weekend for everyone involved and not to be missed! This year we will also be hosting the Tri-Uni concert with Warwick and Durham universities, where we’ll have the opportunity to perform some of our repertoire, as well as playing some joint pieces with their Brass Bands too! Our first concert of the year will be our joint concert with Chamber Choir on Wednesday 9th December in Clothworkers Concert Hall. As well as concert performances, we are frequently called upon for official University functions, including opening ceremonies for new buildings and the University Carol Service. The University clearly agrees with our unofficial status as the best ensemble in LUUMS... We can't forget, however, our amazing socials that take place throughout the year, especially our legendary Pancake Day social, a true Brass Band Tradition. Above all though, we love to hang out as a Band. We're an extremely sociable ensemble and our post rehearsal pub trips to Old Bar are always a great time for a drink or for a chat. We're really excited for the coming year and are always looking for new members and would love to see some new faces at the start of the year!

Rehearsals for Brass Band have now started. Don't worry if you missed the first couple of rehearsals, just come along and join in!

Join our facebook group if you are interested, for more information.

Come along to our TASTER SESSION on the 29th of September!

Tuesdays 5pm – 7pm

Rehearsal Hall, School of Music

luumsbb@gmail.com

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Simeon Lowe

Simeon Lowe

Manager

Simeon is a 4th year Music Psych student from Doncaster. He plays Tuba very badly for Brass Band and Concert Band. This year Simeon is excited to help organise LUUMS Brass Band at UniBrass, TriUni, Christmassy events and much more. This year has been a little rubbish without Brass Band so he is very excited to get back to it.

To find out when our next concert is, click here:

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Annie Wilkins

Conductor

Annie is a fourth year euphonium student on the Bmus performance course, and is originally from Northamptonshire, where she benefitted from the excellent music service and county music groups. Last year Annie studied at the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne, Germany, and is now excited to be back in Leeds and part of LUUMS again. Outside of LUUMS she plays in the Rothwell Temperance brass band, and when she manages to get out of the music department Annie enjoys kayaking and spending time in Old Bar.

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Ellie Williams 

Manager

Ellie is a third year music student from Deal in Kent. She’s played the trumpet from the age of 10, wanting to find something a bit louder than the piano! She has loved being involved in Brass Band, Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Wind Orchestra in her first and second years, meeting so many lovely, crazy people, and she can’t wait to meet and chat to more new people and make them feel as included as she had been. Ellie is also very excited for all the Christmassy concerts and busking that’s coming up, the TriUni concert in Leeds this year and the trip to Sheffield for UniBrass (and of course the weekly post-rehearsal pub trips!).