Durham University Concert Band is a non-auditioning ensemble open to all brass, woodwind and percussion players. Its aim is to create a relaxed and informal atmosphere where everyone feels welcome, while at the same time as playing music to an excellent standard. The conductors always seek to choose music which is both accessible and musically challenging, and the band’s repertoire is vast and varied – last year this included film scores, Broadway musicals, full concert band suites, contemporary compositions and classical works.

The band rehearses weekly on Sunday afternoons and usually performs at least three concerts per year. In recent years, DUCB have also developed links within the local community and now hope to run an annual outreach event working with children from local primary schools. They also hold frequent socials throughout the year, which in the past have included everything from band meals and bar crawls to summer ice-creams by the river.

Society Information

President: Andy Baldacchino
Email Address: concert-band.society@durham.ac.uk
Rehearsal: Sunday afternoon, Music Department Concert Room