RNCM announces 2022/23 Young Projects

We’re excited to announce our Young Middle Brass and Young Tuba workshops for 2022/23, and to introduce Young Trombones.

Free to attend, workshops take place at the RNCM between 10am and 1pm on the following Sundays. Where possible, dates are lined up to allow sibling and youth band groups to travel together.

RNCM Young Middle Brass and Young Tubas

9 October
27 November
29 January
12 March
30 April
11 June

RNCM Young Trombones (new for 2022/23)

9 October
11 December
29 January
26 February
30 April
11 June

RNCM Young Projects

RNCM Young Projects are a series of free workshops tailored for young musician, held at the RNCM in Manchester.

Young Middle Brass is for young flugel, tenor horn, baritone and euphonium players, and is led by Junior RNCM tutors Mark Bousie (Foden’s Band) and Helen Varley (Grimethorpe Colliery Band). The Young Tubas are led by the ever-energetic Les Neish. Workshops also feature a number of guest musicians, previously from Black Dyke, Brighouse and Rastrick, Fairey’s, Fodens and Grimethorpe).

Helen, Les and Mark

This year, we’re excited to introduce RNCM Young Trombones, run by Junior RNCM tutor Philip Goodwin. Philip brings a wealth of experience, having spent 30 years freelancing with the UK’s major symphony and chamber orchestras, including several years as Sub Principal Trombone with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, in addition to his long-term role as a Trombone Tutor at Chetham’s School of Music.

Helen Varley said: ‘We’re delighted that the RNCM Young Projects is expanding year on year due to the high demand. It’s always a fun and vibrant atmosphere and we’re looking forward to the addition of Young Trombones to the family of brass workshops.’


The workshops are open to players of school age and from any location and are tailored to all abilities, so there will be something to inspire and challenge everyone. Youngsters are encouraged to attend all sessions, but sessions can be missed when they conflict with other events.

All sessions are held at the RNCM on Sunday mornings from 10am – 1pm and are free of charge. To book your place, email Hannah Bayley (Young Programmes Manaer) at [email protected].

2 October 2022