DeFreshers//Re-unite

FULL Re-unite//DeFreshers Line Up!

Has been officially announced! Read on to to find out exactly what’s in store…

Well the cat’s out the bag… we’ve been working extremely closely with the RNCM to put on the best 2 final weeks possible. Even in the current, uncertain climate, we’re stoked at the line-up of events and truly think there’s something in there for everyone. From Picnics to Parties, we’ve done everything we can to make the end of term as celebratory as possible. It’s been a hard year and that means we have to celebrate hard to make up for it!

Re-unite is all about bringing the community back together again. Every night from June 22nd – July 2nd (Except June 23rd for reasons explained later…), The college bar will be BACK IN ACTION from 4 – 10:30pm!! We never thought we’d see the day where we missed Kaltenberg… how times change.

DeFreshers is the SU’s best attempt at putting on something relating to a Freshers week. Now of course we can’t put club nights on every evening, but we’ve pulled together some classic events and some new ones too… let us know what you think!

Wednesday 23rd June

10am Netball

In collaboration with the RNCM Netball Society, we will be running a friendly netball tournament! Sign up on Moodle – All abilities welcome. Join the RNCM Netball Facebook Group to find out when you can pop along to a training session https://www.facebook.com/groups/724647704549163/

1pm Sports Day

More info can be found HERE. Sign up is as follows:

School of Composition – https://moodle.rncm.ac.uk/moodle/mod/signupsheet/view.php?id=65807

School of Keyboard Studies – https://moodle.rncm.ac.uk/moodle/mod/signupsheet/view.php?id=65808

School of Popular Music – https://moodle.rncm.ac.uk/moodle/mod/signupsheet/view.php?id=65809

School of Strings – https://moodle.rncm.ac.uk/moodle/mod/signupsheet/view.php?id=65810

School of Vocal Studies and Opera – https://moodle.rncm.ac.uk/moodle/mod/signupsheet/view.php?id=65811

School of Wind, Brass and Percussion – https://moodle.rncm.ac.uk/moodle/mod/signupsheet/view.php?id=65812

2:30pm Football Tournament

More info can be found HERE. Sign up is as follows:

School of Composition – https://moodle.rncm.ac.uk/moodle/mod/signupsheet/view.php?id=65817

School of Keyboard Studies- https://moodle.rncm.ac.uk/moodle/mod/signupsheet/view.php?id=65818

School of Popular Music – https://moodle.rncm.ac.uk/moodle/mod/signupsheet/view.php?id=65818

School of Strings – https://moodle.rncm.ac.uk/moodle/mod/signupsheet/view.php?id=65820

School of Vocal Studies and Opera – https://moodle.rncm.ac.uk/moodle/mod/signupsheet/view.php?id=65822

School of Wind, Brass and Percussion – https://moodle.rncm.ac.uk/moodle/mod/signupsheet/view.php?id=65823

8pm PG Pub Quiz

Our classic Freshers event is back! All Postgraduate and above students are invited to take part in the event. Simply book a table on ASIMUT (open June 14th, midday) and come along! A great opportunity to meet fellow PG students, this one is always a hit!

Friday 25th June

Finale of Green Week with Climate Action Society

11am Rounders

All staff and students are welcome to join the SU and RNCM Climate Action society at Whitworth Park for a friendly game or 2 of Rounders! Followed by…

12:30pm Picnic

An amazing and FREE* Picnic created by the RNCM Catering Team. All food will be Vegan (and very tasty.)

*30 packed lunches only, first come, first served. (at Whitworth park)

Saturday 26th June

7pm Leavers Ball

More information can be found HERE.

Ticket sales end MIDNIGHT June 15th. Get yours HERE.

Monday 28th June

Postponed Party

We had a smashing party lined up for you guys but unfortunately it won’t be able to go ahead in the timescale we’d hoped for due to the government announcement. Fear not though, it will make an appearance next academic year and you’re all invited! Instead, spend this evening bopping along with all our amazing pop course bands!

Tuesday 29th June

5:30pm Play at First Sight

Our newest event! We’re not going to lie, we totally stole the idea from Jeremy and Donald in the Chamber Music department. Open to all Keyboard and Strings students on a first-come-first-served basis, this event will see us ploughing through some popular repertoire whilst having a laugh and a few drinks. Don’t worry, it won’t all fall apart as we’re being joined by Donald Grant, Callum Smart, Harvey Davies and Petr Prause!

This event will be Moodle sign up only, and the sign up sheet will be going live this week – we’re just finalising the repertoire first so as many students can join in as possible.

NB. Signing up on Moodle does NOT guarantee a place in the event, you’ll have to be in the building too! You can do this by either booking a table on ASIMUT or relying on the walk-in service.

Thursday 1st July

7pm Bingo

It is what it says on the tin. Turn up and play!

You can either book a table on ASIMUT or rely on the walk-in service

8pm Jam Night

Our favourite! Come and join us for our final event as we bring back the Brodsky Jam to a bigger audience. We have a cracking house band (John Kelly, Cam Chin-see, Reb Palmer-Fenney, Ethan Gillespie and Eden Longson) who will be warming you up with a few tunes. Again, everyone is welcome regardless of instrument, experience or genre (in fact, the crazier the better!)

We hope you like the look of our events – remember, these are all surrounded by the programmed performances going on in the building too. Don’t forget that you can pre-book your seat in the building to get involved with the music and be part of the RNCM audience. All performances will be streamed to the cafe and concourses, so you won’t miss out if you’re not in the venue!

At the bottom of this blog is a simple floor plan of what the venue is going to look like… get your seats booked ASAP!

Sports Dy and Football

Sports Day // Football tournament

Our next DeFreshers announcement is here!

The SU Team has been toying with the idea of a Sports Day for years and we’re proud to announce that we’ve finally made it happen! Hosted at Powerleague in Ardwick (a mere 20 min walk from the RNCM), we will be running an Old School Sports Day followed by a Football Tournament, in collaboration with the RNCM Football Society.

Event information is as follows:

When? Wednesday 23rd June 2021

Where? Powerleague, Ardwick, M12 4JD

What Time? Events start 1pm, finish at 5:30pm

Sports ‘day’ will be run in 2 chunks: 1-1:45pm (teams 1-4), 1:45-2:30pm (teams 5-8).

The 5-a-side Football Tournament is in collaboration with the RNCM Football society and will run from 2:30-5:30pm on the same day. 

Sports Day events are:

  • Egg ‘N’ Spoon
  • Bean Head
  • Skipping
  • 3-Legged Race
  • Leap Frog
  • Sack Race
  • Hula Hoops
  • Throwing
  • Binocular Slalom
  • Space Hopper​
  • Wheelbarrow race
  • Full Team Relay
  • Tug of War

There will hopefully be space for spectators on the sidelines to cheer on the competitors. The numbers/limits will be confirmed following the government roadmap announcement on June 14th. Powerleague has a bar which serves food and drinks (soft and alcohol), so we’re confident that this is going to be a smashing event!

Sign-up for teams can be found on Moodle here: https://moodle.rncm.ac.uk/moodle/course/view.php?id=441

The winning team will score the 2021 SU Trophy which will be displayed on the Student Deck… better get training!

Copy of Summer ball instagram poster

Leaver’s Ball

Our First DeFreshers event has been formally announced! Here are the details you need to know:

When: Saturday 26th June, 7pm til late

Where: The Midland

How much: £40

Each Attendee will get: 2 drinks on arrival (Prosecco or Orange Juice), a 3 course meal and half a bottle of wine (re or white).

This is a leavers priority event, however there will be opportunity for everyone to book a ticket, and the details for booking are as follows:

  • Leavers’ tickets will go on sale on Friday 4th June – Each guest will be allowed a plus 1, which will be paid for at the same time as the leavers’ ticket.
  • General student tickets will be released on Monday 7th June – Plus 1s will remain an option with these tickets subject to availability.
  • All ticket sales will end at Midnight on Tuesday 15th June.

At this moment, we have limited tickets due to venue restrictions in line with social distancing, but we’re prepared to release extra tickets on the evening of June 14th following the Government announcement if guidelines change! If you miss out on a ticket, simply keep your eye on your inbox on the 14th June to see if any more tickets become available. You’ll have to be speedy though – the deadline for purchasing tickets is just over 24 hours later!

With each ticket purchase, you will be sent 2 additional forms to complete:

  1. Dietary requirements/allergies – deadline: Tuesday 15th June
  2. Seating preferences – deadline: Saturday 19th June
SUMMER BALL MENU: Chicken and Leek Terrine, Sage Scented Slow Roast Pork Shoulder, Raspberry and White chocolate Croissant Pudding. VEG MENU: Roasted Celeriac Soup, BBQ’D Butternut Squash, Raspberry and White Chocolate Croissant Pudding. EXTRAS: 2 Glasses of Prosecco or Orange Juice on arrival & Half a Bottle of Red/White Wine.

Ticket links will be emailed to all leavers on Friday June 4th. Ticket links will be emailed to all students on Monday 7th June and will also be put on this website.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

SU Team x

DeFreshers//Re-unite

Re-unite//DeFreshers

The end of term is nigh and we’re so excited to kick off our official promo for the end of term events this week! From June 22nd – July 2nd, there will be 2 types of celebrations going on: Re-unite and DeFreshers.

Re-unite is a collaboration between the SU and the RNCM. After working alongside Programming, Catering and the Operations team, we’ve manage to score a 2 week celebration at the end of term, combining fun events with performances and bringing back the all important RNCM bar atmosphere. From 4pm each day the communal areas will be transformed to open up for socialising, listening to great performances and having some tasty food and drinks (Kaltenberg anyone?).

Look out for more information from the Programming team about the performances that will be happening. All students can apply to play on the Pop-up stage at this link by 12pm on Friday 4th June! https://forms.gle/VTfSWgxGX42mtGYb9

As part of Re-unite we have:

  • Jam Night (A mix between the Brodsky Jam and Freshers’ Week Bandeoke)
  • Play at First Sight (a brand new event!)
  • Post-Grad Pub Quiz
  • BINGO!

DeFreshers was our genius plan before this academic year even started. When we decided to replace our traditional Freshers with a Welcome Week (to avoid club night/ party night disappointment), we came up with the idea of DeFreshers – effectively a Freshers week for the end of the year! Why have we never thought of this before? The weather is good, exams are over, and there’s no awkward introductions – it’s the perfect event that should stick around post-pandemic!

We never expected to still be following social-distancing rules, but we have done what we can to make our very first DeFreshers a special one. We will be releasing event-specific info on our blog and our social media over the next 2 weeks, so make sure to keep your eyes peeled!

We have:

  • Leavers’ Ball (Priority tickets for leavers on sale Friday 4th June with General sale opening Monday 7th June)
  • Old School Sports Day (Get your competitive heads on for an inter-school competition, including a football tournament in collaboration with our RNCM Football Society)
  • Party night! (TBC, dependent on Government guidance. Full announcement to be made after Boris takes the stage on June 14th)

Watch this space for more Re-unite//De-Freshers info…