I'm at the stage of choosing what university I want to go to at the moment, and I was wondering what other people do in terms of playing when you go to university - did you keep it up? Did you join a band near the uni whilst you were there and then return your previous one during the holidays? I'm thinking about doing that, but wondering how this restricts your opportunities, as I guess you wouldn't be able to get any principle position if you're not going to be at either band all the time. I'm really stuck between two universities at the moment. One is near home, and I could carry on with my current band playing sop. I would me much better off here financially as there are far more opportunities for grants and scholarships, and also it's a really nice area and campus. However my other choice probably has a slightly better course, the sports facilities are amazing and the city in nice. But the campus isn't as nice and there are very few opportunities for extra funding. Also if I go there I will need to buy my own instrument, and I guess move back to Bb cornet. The nearest band wouldn't be especially easy to reach but probably possible (they don't allow you to take a car), and they may or may not have vacancies by the time I go to uni. Anyway, just wondering what other people do/did at university, and looking for advice.