Symphonic Brass is a small brass ensemble and the society’s only auditioned ensemble. It consists of trumpets, trombones, French horns and tubas, Symphonic provides a playing opportunity for more experienced players which they are unlikely to find elsewhere. The band is also conducted by students, which provides a fantastic opportunity to develop a new skill in a small, low-pressure environment.
As with the other ensembles, Symphonic Brass has a very active playing calendar. These performances range from concerts alongside Main Band in various venues around the area, to gigs in bars and nightclubs. Recently, Symphonic has also recorded a CD, featuring traditional repertoire, film scores, and contemporary jazz hits. Alongside the ensemble, Symphonic Brass members provide musical accompaniment to a variety of events in the form of brass quintets, including the university’s graduation ceremonies.
Outside of playing, there are a number of social opportunities with the band. We wouldn’t be a university society without traditional socials such as bar crawls and nights out, but there are a wide range of ‘sober socials’ throughout the year such as curries (at the best curry house in the world) and the infamous Pudding Social. With such a varied social calendar, there is guaranteed to be something for everybody.
Examples of our playing can found on our YouTube channel here.
Symphonic Brass rehearses on Fridays from 5 – 7:30pm in the Music Centre within Warwick Arts Centre. If you would like to find out more about Symphonic Brass, contact us now.