By Oliver Gibson –
The University of Huddersfield’s Brass Band is set to compete in a large-scale competition with other university bands in a major tournament tomorrow.
The competition, called ‘UniBrass,’ brings together university brass bands across Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
This year, the event is being held in Sheffield, with strict Covid safety measures in place for all the bands and attendees.
For those who can’t make it down to Sheffield tomorrow, the competition is also being streamed live via Facebook to watch for at home.
About the tournament
The University of Huddersfield will be performing a wide variety of pieces from their diverse repertoire, including:
- Under the Double Eagle
- Be My Love
- Disney Fantasy
- Fire in the Blood
The Band recently performed in a highly successful concert at Huddersfield Town Hall and will have their eyes set on the coveted title – especially seen as though they came third in what was a close contest last year.
It has been reckoned that ‘Fire in the Blood’ will be a stand-out piece for Huddersfield.
Though it is a panel of impartial experts who decide the results of the contest, it would no doubt be a great help to the Huddersfield team if they could be well represented on the Livestream.
Coincidentally, it seems to be a good time for local brass music. Alongside concerts being performed at the Town Hall once again, shoppers in nearby Halifax were treated to a brass concert from two bands last Sunday – with the Black Dyke and the Lightcliffe & Clifton Bands both performing at the renowned Piece Hall.
It is more important than ever to support our live music. Successive lockdowns have made the last year and a half a dark age for the live music scene, with it being, for much of that period, literally illegal for live performances to take place.