In 1971 at the age of 14 I played in my first contest for the Cardiff Schools brass band (We played Indian Summer). Today I played in my second contest at Porthcawl. I have played at the Royal Albert Hall, St David's Hall and Millenium centre(Cardiff) and other major halls in Europe with Canton Salvation Army band and other SA ensembles. I don't think I have ever been so nervous as today playing with Parc and Dare. It was probably the thought that a couple of split notes could mean the difference between us and the next band. Anyway in spite of the disappointing result I thought I played OK.......now to Journey to the Centre of the Earth (and hopefully less nerves)!