A little bit about me
I have been a member of the BPSO since the veryfirst rehearsal in 1989 and distinctly remember travelling from Exeter with the percussion. On our arrival we had to make at least 3 trips up in the (rather small) lift at Lloyd House in Birmingham with the drums and assorted paraphernalia because the rehearsal was in the canteen on the 8th floor.
I also seem to remember that at that rehearsal there were 3 cellos and 7 flutes (as well as a whole percussion section) which led to a rather unique rendition of Sibelius’ Finlandia. The orchestra has certainly grown since those early days and I quickly learned to avoid travelling with the percussion.
In August 2012 I retired from Devon and Cornwall Police after 30 years service and now study Contemporary Crafts at Plymouth
College of Art. I am proud to remain a member of the BPSO and will continue to play in the cello section for as long as they can put up with me.
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