Band Musicianship

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by euphfanhan, Dec 21, 2004.

  1. euphfanhan

    euphfanhan Member

    I hear that the Band Musicianship course at Salford University is really good, but is it the only university that offers it? I've been looking at other uni sites and I can't find another one. Does anyone know if they have one at the RNCM?
  2. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

    People call the Music degree at Salford a "Band Musicianship" degree... but it's really a Music degree with options in Brass Band modules.... you either go in that direction, or take a pop/jazz route....

    There is a "Band Studies" degree at Accrington and Rosingdale, which is now, I believe, a four year part time course. This is, or at least was, run by Richard Evans, I believe. I know several people who went their.
    Huddersfield is an option... and RNCM have a brass band, but most people who are into bands end up at Salford anyway ;-)
    I don't think any other universitys offer a "Band Musicianship" degree...

    Salford is certainly the best as far as banding is concerned... I'm in my final year at Salford and have enjoyed it a lot.... so go to Salford if you want bands.
  3. euphfanhan

    euphfanhan Member

    Sounds gd! :D Ta v much. I was hoping someone might mention Edinburgh...I have a bit of an obsession with Scottish accents...
  4. yonhee

    yonhee Active Member

    I thought that was Irish accents :-? An whats a RNCM ?
  5. drummergurl

    drummergurl Active Member

    haha it stands for the Royal Northern College of Music (its in manchester)
  6. euphfanhan

    euphfanhan Member

    How does Huddersfield compare to Salford?
  7. yonhee

    yonhee Active Member

    Oh right whats Royal Northern College of Music then?
  8. drummergurl

    drummergurl Active Member

    university where u study music, in manchester, one of the best around i htink
  9. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    Well it's in a different town....

  10. Andy_Euph

    Andy_Euph Active Member

    Both are good, I did about half a year at hudds last year but it wasn't for me, I'm now at Salford and loving it, its a good laugh and as a bander its a lot better for me. Basically I would say if your a bander through and through salford is the better place.

    But you should as some one like Deave or Jayne (solobaritone) for more info on hudds.

    Not much info I know but my little contribution...good luck with your enqiuries :D
  11. euphfanhan

    euphfanhan Member

    Dankeschon, twas very helpful unlike some people. And I'm looking at you HBB!;)
  12. euphfanhan

    euphfanhan Member

    Oh and yonhee, why don't you just ask me? I am on msn you know! Failing that we've got that concert tomorrow...
  13. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

    oh boy.... maybe you should look at this

    Salfords website for anyone interested is and follow the links to get to the music department :p

  14. euphfanhan

    euphfanhan Member

    Well of course I knew about that...I was just making conversation! ;)
  15. Craigsav83

    Craigsav83 Active Member

    There is not even a brass band in Edinburgh at the moment, never mind a band musicianship degree I'm afraid. Sorry to disappoint you there.

    Although, I and a few others are finalising a Brass Band as a University society, which should be up and running next month. :D
  16. euphfanhan

    euphfanhan Member

    WOOOOOOOOOOOO...I told you Scottish people rock. Well not in those words, but I'm sure you got the gist.:D
  17. Verbal Kint

    Verbal Kint New Member

    But the RNCM has had it's fair share of brass band players through their course: Dave Childs, Dave Thornton, Steve Miles, Lesley Howie, Owen Farr, Morvern Gilchrist, Tracey Redfearn, Martin Winter, etc. The list goes on and it's a little unfair and inaccurate to say that "...most people who are into bands go to Salford....". The amount of hours spent with tutors for individual lessons and instrumental group classes certainly sways towards the RNCM, although I'm not sure on exact numbers. Perhaps somebody currently studying at these institutions can give us some exact info.
  18. brassybabe

    brassybabe Member

    I'm also in my final year at salford, and after looking round both huddersfield and RNCM im glad my final choice was salford. its brill, the course is fantastic with some great lecturers and getting to work with people such as Dave King and Russel Gray are experiences that i will treasure forever.

    The whole package is brill, the course, the band and the social side. ive made some of the best friends ive ever had (i know that can happen at other uni's), but i love salford and would recommend it to anyone.

    good luck in ur choice though. i understand, people want different things from their uni years. im just glad i made the choice i did.
  19. Aidan

    Aidan Active Member

    "more people who are into bands go to Salford than RNCM..." would be more accurate i spose.
  20. Cantonian

    Cantonian Active Member


    The Brass Band Pathway:
    Under the direction of Dr Robert Childs, the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama is able to offer a unique Brass Band pathway in the BMus (Hons) course. Students may elect to undertake specialist Brass Band modules, both performance and academic, combining these with their wider-ranging musical studies.
    As Band in Residence, UK champions Buy as You View Cory are on hand to share their musical expertise.