Members of the brass band performing outdoors with University of Birmingham buildings in the background

The University Brass Band is a flagship Music Society ensemble which has amassed hundreds of alumni across the years. On Sunday 9 June 2024, band members past and present will join forces for an 'University Brass Band Reunion Concert' to celebrate the band and mark the end of an era as we wish a fond farewell to longstanding professional conductor Stuart Birnie. The massed ensemble will rehearse and perform a number of pieces throughout the day, including old favourites from our past and classics from across the brass band repertoire.

To take part in the day please write directly to, and for more information about the free concert please visit the box office website.

University Music provides the University of Birmingham with one of the liveliest music-making scenes of any campus. With around 1500 positions available in our 35-plus ensembles, members participate in a variety of instrumental and vocal groups, across a range of abilities and styles. University Music is open to students, staff, and the local community, and provides participants with opportunities for professional coaching, exceptional concerts, as well as the chance to apply for yearly scholarships.

Stuart Birnie conducting the band