Results: 2020 Unibrass Championships

It's first class winning honours for the Universities of Salford and Sheffield at the Unibrass Championships in Bangor, north Wales.

  It's been a great day of first class musical entertainment in Bangor.


UniBrass Trophy

Theatr Bryn Terfel
Adjudicators: Dr Robert Childs and David Hirst

1. Salford (Richard Harvey) — 141
2. RNCM (Chris Binns) — 140
3. Huddersfield (Jonathan Beatty) — 136
4. Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (Ian Porthouse) — 132*
5. Nottingham (Eli Haines*, John Grealey) — 132
6. University of Birmingham (Stuart Birnie) — 129
7. Manchester (Dexter Drown) — 125
8. Chichester (Emma Button) — 123
9. Warwick (Simon Hogg) — 121
10. Leeds (Ethan Skirving) — 119

*denotes time penalty

Best Soloist: Siobhan Bates (tenor horn) Huddersfield
Most Entertaining Band: RNCM
Best March: Huddersfield (Liberty Bell)
Best Percussion Section: Birmingham (Xylophone Duet)
Best Student Conductor: Eli Haines (Nottingham)

UniBrass Shield:

Neuadd Prichard Jones Hall
Adjudicators: Christopher Bond and Sarah Groarke-Booth

1. Sheffield (Jack Aitken) — 139
2. Bristol (Matt Roche) — 135
3. Southampton (Peter Hammond) — 133
4. Durham (Isaac Conroy) — 132
5. Lancaster (Henry Lay, Alex Hardgrave) — 125
6. Bangor (Tilly Scott) — 123
7. Cambridge (Daniel Phillips) — 122*
8. Keele (Katharine Slater) — 122
9. Oxford (Danny Riley) — 121*
10. York (Brandon Fletcher)- 121
11. Royal Holloway (John Campbell) — 120

*denotes time penalty

Best Soloist: Dominic Gardner (Trombone)
Most Entertaining Band: Sheffield
Best March: Sheffield
Best Percussion Section: Bangor
Best Student Conductor: Jack Aitken (Sheffield)

Best Student Composition: Thomas Whitcombe

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