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Children in Need Brass Quintet

I am quite excited to play in a brass quintet again, especially with members of the BBC Elstree Concert Band whom I’ve played with occasionally.  The concert is part of a marathon evening of music making in aid of Children in Need which has been organised by the BBC Club.  The BBC Club was founded in 1924 as a private members club and has been a part of BBC Life for over 80 years. Today the Club is the heart of social unity…

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Royal Parks Half Marathon 2014 Done!

After 28 training runs (according to MapMyRun) I completed the Royal Parks Half marathon on Sunday 12th October.  My official finishing time was 1 hour 48 minutes and 38 seconds, which is now my new personal best (also, set PB for 10k over the first 10k).  I would like to thank all those who sponsored me for this event.  I raised a total (to date) of £266.75 for Men United, Prostate Cancer UK. The Men United team  raised an incredible £46,500…

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Paralysis by Analysis – Too Much Information

After posting picture of “self-help” 🙂 books on Facebook, I’ve reviewed books I’ve read while commuting so far this year…. what does my reading list say about me? Hmmm  is this more self-harm!  too much information??  Am I on the road to Paralysis by Analysis?? The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon : Brad Stone The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers : Ben Horowitz Smartcuts: How Hackers, Innovators,…

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North London Symphony Winter 2014

North London Symphony Orchestra Winter Season 2014 featuring a programme of English music. Saturday 6th December 2014 at 7:45pm United Reform Church, Fox Land, Palmers Green, London N13 4AL   Tickets at £11 (£8 concessions, £5 under 16) are available at the door. Programme to include: WALTON Crown Imperial VAUGHAN WILLIAMS The Lark Ascending ELGAR Symphony no. 2

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Heroes & Villains Concert with Ware Brass

Ware Brass presents .. “Heroes & Villains” 8th November 2014, at 7:30pm The Drill Hall, Amwell End Ware SG12 9HP   I am delighted to be joining Ware Brass for their annual themed concert. The music featured will be taken from Superman, Star Wars, Jaws, Dark Knight Rises (Batman), Raiders of the Lost Ark (Indiana Jones), The Godfather, The Mask of Zorro, Skyfall (James Bond), Pirates of the Caribbean and many more. Looking forward to it, it is always a good…

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City of London Symphonic Winds – Music for Kings

Music for Kings concert with City of London Symphonic Winds 2nd November, at 4:30pm St. Sepulchre Church Holborn Viaduct London EC1A 2DQ Music for Kings Concert Guy Woolfenden: Deo Gracias Michael Kamen: Robin Hood Prince of Thieves Walton: Henry V Suite Edward Gregson: The Sword and the Crown Guy Woolfenden: Gallimaufry

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Isle of Man Cycle Challenge 2014

I lived on the Isle of Man for over 7 years and one of the highlights of the musical calendar with Manx Concert Brass was the Manx Last Night of the Proms.  Mrs Q was this years featured soloist (read all about it here..) so we travelled over and spent a few days with the folks!  My father in law has become somewhat of a keen cyclist, and was signed up to participate in the CC Isle of Man Cycle…

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Lisbon Holiday

Spent a few days in on holiday in Lisbon, Portugal on early September 2014.  Booked through Expedia, we  flew RyanAir and stayed in the marvellous Palacio Dos Arcos hotel, part of the Vila Gale group.  A 5 star hotel, Mrs Q just said wow! lots as we walked through from reception to our room! The hotel is located on the coast a 20 minute train ride from Lisbon Cais de Sorde train station, which is also a Metro stop.  We…

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Wedding Trumpeter

I had the pleasure of playing trumpet for the wedding of Steven and Rachel in Guernsey in August of this 2014.  The music requested was the John Stanley Trumpet Voluntary. Check out my Flickr Album for more pictures from the Wedding and Guernsey.

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