RBC Brass Band takes UniBrass Trophy, again!

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Brass band

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire's (RBC) Brass Band has won the inter-university UniBrass Trophy for the second year running.

The competition was held at Warwick Arts Centre at the University of Warwick this year, and saw brass bands from universities across the UK competing in two sections: the main trophy section and the shield section.

In a similar vein to last year, RBC Brass Band presented a concert of work that included three world premières of new RBC student-written compositions. The programme was also conducted by two MMus Brass Band directing students.

In addition to the main prize, the Brass Band also won best soloist (Stephen Parker on euphonium) and best student composition (Jude Radley).

RBC Head of Brass Amos Miller said: “I am absolutely delighted that our fantastic students have been rewarded for their endeavours, and especially proud that their whole performance had student enterprise at its heart.

"It also celebrates the fantastic collaboration that we continue to have with our brilliant Composition Department. I would also like to express heartfelt thanks to our brass band director Ian Porthouse, for his constant inspiration and commitment to taking the brass band movement into the 21st Century.”

Pictured: RBC's Brass Band in the Bradshaw Hall.

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