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!

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…

 

Photo of the 2020/2021 team

New 2021-2022 Team

Your new SU have been elected! We have 6 fresh faces ready to make your 21/22 year the best it can possibly be. New team members bring new ideas and they will be raring to go, taking on board all your suggestions and feedback to make sure you can make up for lost time over the past 18 months.

The team are:

SU President – Rebecca Anderson (MMus 2, voice)

Events & Socials Officer – Sinead Walsh (BMus 3, flute)

Education Officer – Lizzy Russell (BMus 2, oboe)

Diversity Officer – J-P Asumu (BMusP 2, vocals)

Welfare Officer – Alice Wriglesworth (BMus 3, Bassoon)

Community & Environment Officer – Michael Huit (BMusP, vocals)