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Concert Band



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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.

Here's a few of our members playing "Happy" by Pharell Williams, one of the pieces we have performed in previous years. Enjoy!


Our band normally rehearses every Tuesday evening in Rolle 018 between 6:15pm and 8:30pm. 

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions on large gatherings at the start of the 2020/ 2021 academic year, our full band will initially be unable to meet as it normally would. However, we are planning to run rehearsals with reduced numbers of attendees (initially 6 or fewer), which will be open to both new and returning members. These will focus either on sectional work for the full band, or on arrangements for smaller ensembles.

In addition, we will also be hosting virtual meetings and socials, so there will be plenty of opportunities for new members to meet the band and get involved!




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:

  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Jersey Boys
  • How To Train Your Dragon
  • Colonel Bogey
  • Les Miserables
  • Instant Concert
  • Lord of the Rings


We will be organising a series of socials throughout the year, both within Concert Band and in association with the other music societies. Due to current restrictions these events will be online or socially distanced meetups for the foreseeable future.

Our first event (for those interested in seeing what our society has to offer) is a Fresher's Meet and Greet on Thursday 1st October, starting at 7pm. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the signup link!

Once you’ve signed up as a member, don’t forget to join our member’s group on Facebook to keep up to date with the latest events.

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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 and Orchestral Percussion including Mallet and Timpani


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Your committee look forward to seeing you this year!




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Philippa Russell
Safety Officer
James Thorne
Aiden Edgar
Christopher Dwane


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