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UP Brass Band

The University of Pretoria Brass Band was established in February 2004.

The aim of the UP Brass Band is to:

  • Teach our members to play a musical instrument professionally
  • Become a Brass Band of significance
  • Teach our members to appreciate music
  • Expose our members to a balanced student life
  • Develop our members to become well rounded individuals
  • Assist our members to realize their potential

For more information, please contact:
Dr Morakeng Edward Kenneth Lebaka (Artistic Director)
073 007 1136 

Daniel Letsoalo (Managing Director)
072 669 5228

UP Symphony Orchestra (UPSO)

The Music Department of the University of Pretoria has maintained a symphony orchestra for most of the now more than forty years since the Department was founded.

The Orchestra achieved prominence in the 1990s under the direction of Alan Solomon. It was reorganized in 2002, giving performances of both well-known works and rarities under the baton of Lance Philip and Walter Mony. It has further expanded under the direction of Eric Rycroft and the appointment of an orchestra manager, Philippa Kotzé in 2003.

Today it is the only large-scale orchestra in Pretoria that performs the symphonic repertoire on a regular basis.

Orchestra Manager
Philippa Kotzé
(012) 420 2947

For more information, please visit the UPSO website