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Welcome to the University of Plymouth Concert Band!

UPCB is a keen and friendly group of musicians who play a wide variety of Concert Band arrangements, performing within the University and around the City.

If you would like to find out more about our society, feel free to chat to us via our social media accounts, send us an email, or speak to us in rehearsal! 'Register Your Interest' through our page on the SU Website to be added to our email list!

So we can get a rough idea of the numbers of players, as well as the mix of instruments, please 'Register Your Interest' or send us an email/DM to let us know what instrument(s) you would be interested in joining on!

(please note we can't generally supply instruments for players to use aside from percussion, but if you don't have your instrument with you, please check with us as we might be able to arrange something!)

You can also message us on our Instagram (@up_concertband) with any questions you may have!



Our band rehearses every Tuesday evening in Rolle 018 between 6:30pm and 8:45pm. We typically host two to three concerts per year, including a Christmas concert. In previous years, we have also performed at events such as the South West Universities Concert Band Festival, the staff awards ceremonies (SSTAR Awards) and the UPSU Societies awards.

On March 2nd 2024 we are heading to Bath who are hosting this years South West Universities Concert Band Festival. We welcome new members to join and come along with us! Membership is only £3 per person for the academic year.

Rehearsals are typically led by student conductors from within the band, however we also organise workshops throughout the year with local expert conductors and military bands; in the past these have included the Royal Marine Band and the Salamanca Band of the Rifles. There is also the chance for aspiring conductors to gain conducting experience through these events.



We have a large library to choose from, with new pieces every year! This includes a huge range of Film, TV, Musicals, Marching Band, Concert and Traditional music. Selections from our normal repertoire include:

  • How To Train Your Dragon
  • Cumberland Cross
  • Blue Rock
  • The English Folk song Suite
  • Guardians of The Galaxy
  • I am the Doctor
  • And so many more!



We have no limit on the number of people in the band and are always happy to welcome new members and instruments!  We will be happy to adapt parts to your needs or abilities. The main instruments we have in the band are:

  • Woodwind: Piccolo, Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Clarinet, Eb Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone    
  • Brass: Trumpet/Cornet, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium/Baritone. Tuba
  • Percussion: String Bass, Drum kit and Orchestral Percussion including Mallet


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Your committee look forward to seeing you this year!


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