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Brass Band

There's something rousing about a great brass band. And it could be just the experience you're looking for.

The NTU Brass Band started small. It began in 2013 as a quintet, but has bloomed into a thriving ensemble that's played around the UK; including winning awards at the world's only university brass band competition – Unibrass. Our brass band is led by NTU's brass tutor and renowned trombonist Peter Lacy.

Who can join?

We welcome NTU students, staff, alumni and members of the local community. You don't need to audition, and you may be able to hire an instrument if you don't have one of your own.

You should be able to sight read and play to around Grade 3 standard, although you won't need to have taken the exam.

How do I join?

You can come along to a rehearsal to see what it's like before joining. If you want to sign up, you'll pay a membership for the academic year (October - June), which is discounted by a third if you join after Christmas.

  • NTU students - £20
  • NTU staff and alumni - £40
  • Community members - £80

Membership includes rehearsals, performances and sheet music, but not concert uniform (smart black trousers, smart black shirt, black shoes). You can purchase a membership through the NTU Online Store.

When are rehearsals?

Rehearsals take place on Wednesdays (term time only) between 6.15 pm and 7.15 pm at University Hall on the City Campus.

The ground floor of University Hall (stalls) is accessible for wheelchair users. Accessible toilets are available on the ground floor.

Find out more

If you would like more information about joining our brass band, email or call 0115 848 4570.

Still need help?

NTU Music
+44 (0)115 848 4570