Your band can plan and play a full-length set with a Rock & Pop Advanced group exam. The Groups Advanced Certificate is the equivalent of a Grade 8 individual exam.
At Advanced level, there is no specified song from the Trinity songbooks to include. You may select your own set list; however the pieces must reflect the level of musicianship and technical skill required for Grade 8. The Grade 8 songbooks and online downloads provide good examples of the expected skill level required and you can check the parameters for details. Your band arrangements will need to ensure that each instrumental line is of the required standard for the advanced level.
Your band’s set at Advanced level will last 25–30 minutes, and you can choose songs that you will perform as long as they are at a Grade 8 musical and technical level. If you’re songwriters you can play your own original music in your set.
To enter your band, please complete the entry form, using the subject code RP. Send the completed form to:
Rock & Pop Coordinator
Trinity College London
Blue Fin Building
110 Southwark Street
London SE1 0TA
Make sure that your band’s name is on the form when you return it – this is the name that will go on the report form and the certificate. If your band passes the exam, every band member will receive a certificate.