Support UniBrass 2021!

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Support UniBrass 2021!
We did it
On 6th January 2021 we successfully raised £1,841 ( + est. £140.00 Gift Aid ) with 66 supporters in 56 days

The UniBrass Foundation is taking part in the initiative by Brass Bands England to help UK brass bands. Help us save university brass music.

 New stretch target

Every pound over our target will go to making the next UniBrass contest bigger and better than ever.

The UniBrass Foundation is taking part in a national initiative launched by Brass Bands England to save the many UK brass bands who are struggling to survive through the COVID-19 pandemic. Brass bands are a core of their local community, and many risk disappearing altogether without your help. 

We need your help to bring back the UniBrass you love in 2021.

We have already had to postpone the 2021 contest to the summer as we can't give you the competition you know and love in February.

But we need your help!

We need to raise funds so that the contest will be as great as ever. We don't yet know what our summer contest will look like; our income is uncertain. If we're unable to cover the costs of the contest we might not be able to bring back UniBrass in the future.

Please support our fundraiser so that the UK University Brass Bands contest can keep coming back.


Why do we need your help?

Without your support, we cannot guarantee that all universities will be able to take part in the next UniBrass contest.

You can help change that.

With £1000 we will be able to guarantee a slot to all UK university brass bands at the next UniBrass Contest.

We do not know what contest COVID-19 will allow us. Every pound above this target will go directly to the next UniBrass, making it better for every attendee.


About the UniBrass Foundation

The UniBrass Foundation is the charity behind the UniBrass contest. We aim to do all we can to promote and support brass banding within universities. We organise the contest as well as supporting current ensembles throughout the year and encourage the start-up of new ones! 

The UniBrass contest has been held annually every year since 2011 beginning in Lancaster. It has since been hosted by Warwick, York and Bangor. The 2021 contest is the first to be hosted in Sheffield.

About Save Our Brass Bands

Brass bands exist in every corner of the UK, with over 30,000 people of all ages and standards taking part in weekly activity – rehearsing, performing and providing entertainment for their local community.

But we risk losing this forever.

Brass Bands saw their main source of income disappear in an instant when they ceased being able to perform in March in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Months later, we still don’t know when normal performances will be able to take place. A significant loss in income over the summer months, paired with necessary expenditure needed to make rehearsal spaces COVID compliant, means that many Brass Bands are in a perilous financial situation.

Without urgent support, we could lose our nation’s amazing Brass Bands. Please help us to make sure they survive this crisis and will be there to be enjoyed by future generations.


Please donate, share this page widely and do what you can to help us to make sure our Brass Bands survive this crisis.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£20 or more

Bronze Tier

We will add your name to the supporters list on the UniBrass website for one year and also in the next contest programme.

£50 or more

3 of 20 claimed

Silver Tier

You will receive the reward of the lower tier plus an invitation to a drinks reception at our next contest (COVID permitting)

£100 or more

3 of 10 claimed

Gold tier

You will receive all the lower tier rewards plus a free ticket to the next UniBrass contest.

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