RNCM Cornet Day

Thanks to everyone who joined us on Sunday 25 November 2018 for our inaugural RNCM Cornet Day. For more information on studying cornet at the RNCM, please visit the School of Wind, Brass and Percussion pages.

What is RNCM Cornet Day?

Packed full of practical advice and inspiring sessions with acclaimed cornet players Richard Marshall and Roger Webster, the RNCM Cornet Day is a day of study aimed at students aged 16+* who hold at least Grade 6 in Cornet or Trumpet (or the equivalent standard) aspiring to study cornet at a higher level.

*Under 16s can attend but must be accompanied by an adult (18+).

Bookings for this year’s RNCM Cornet Day have now closed and will reopen for 2019 in the new year. For more information on future cornet events and activities, please email cornet@rncm.ac.uk 

What are the benefits of attending Cornet Day?

As part of the RNCM Cornet Day you will receive:

  • Masterclasses and tuition with RNCM staff, including performance, technique and ensemble classes
  • Advice on preparing for performance
  • Q&A session with our current students and graduates
  • A performance from an RNCM Cornet Ensemble
  • The opportunity to perform in an ensemble alongside RNCM students

Who leads the course?

The course will be led by acclaimed cornet players and RNCM tutors, Roger Webster and Richard Marshall.

Roger Webster, RNCM Senior Tutor in Cornet, has been playing at the highest level with brass bands for over three decades. As a principal player, he has spent 10 years with the Black Dyke band, seven with CWS Glasgow, four with Grimethorpe and a short spell at Brighouse and Rastrick.

Richard Marshall, RNCM Tutor in Cornet, began playing the cornet at the age of nine and at 19 became principal cornet of the Grimethorpe Colliery Band, a position he held for 10 years. Richard is currently principal cornet of the world-famous Black Dyke Band.