Booking the Band

The University of York Brass Band had taken part in many community events around York and welcomes the opportunity to be involved in others. The band comprises a group of capable and dedicated students committed to putting on a good performance. If you would like to book the band for an event, please use the contact us form, or email the band at


The band plays a wide variety of music, from traditional brass band marches and hymns to film music and arrangements of popular music. For most performances, the band will play an assortment of these pieces, to fit a given time slot. For past events, the band has been able to play pieces based around a general theme, such as for Remembrance Sunday, and this can be discussed with the band if required.


UYBB endeavour to be as flexible as possible to be able to attend any event they are invited to. However, as a student-based band, for events outside the main university terms and during busy periods, such as exams, there may not be sufficient players available to form an adequate band. Nevertheless, the band can usually attend most events if they are given sufficient notice.

Booking Details

When contacting the band, it would be useful if you can include as much information about your event as possible. This includes: date and time of performance, likely length of performance, location, payment (or potential for collecting donations) and provision for the band (whether music stands, chairs, percussion, etc are provided). The more information you provide, the easier it will be for the band to give the high-quality performance that we endeavour to provide.

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