Vanbrugh College has long played host to a number of musical activities, events and facilities that are available for all members of the University of York, staff and students.
Interested in anything band? Vanbrugh Rocks is an informal group organised by our Rock Tutor with the aim of giving focus to college members who are interested in forming bands, of any style of music, and/or joining in various activities that support musicians. Membership gives you access to our facilities, advice from our music staff. and invitations to free workshops, subsidised training sessions, and music-themed events.
Join Vanbrugh Rocks:
Using the google form here: Vanbrugh Rocks Membership Form (sign in using your university email address)
PLEASE NOTE: The membership and charging structure is changing for 2019-20. More information to follow.
- All Current Students = sign up to our mailing lists for free and get invited to free workshops and band-mate meetings and get useful newsletters about music events in and around colleges. Also access to hire the backline for gigs.
- Add-Ons to Membership: Use of the Garage (band practice space) and invitation to attend subsidised studio training workshops
- Student Price = £10/year
- Staff Price = £20 per term and £20 for summer vacation or £60 per year
- Add-Ons to Membership: Use of the Instrument Lending Library
- Student Price = £5/year
- Staff Price = £15/year
- Fee is waived for those volunteering their time towards Vanbrugh College, the wider Colleges Music Project and Vanbrugh Rocks.
Steven Burton (firstname.lastname@example.org) along with a number of staff and students around Vanbrugh and the University, co-ordinate workshops, training sessions, music lessons, jamming groups and music nights and will generally help to put you in touch with the people you need to talk to. Whether you are looking for advice on getting your first gig, busking in the City, where to find an open mic night or your band needs a new drummer, get in touch and sign up to the Vanbrugh Rocks mailing list.
An example of free workshops and music activities include:
Guitar Repair / Set Up
For help with electric guitar set up, repairs, rewiring, and upgrades, email: Barry Crump
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