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Yesterday was Adolphe Sax’s birthday and as such was designated international Saxophone day.

Locally, Wight Saxes (local sax choir) and Wight Diamonds Marching Band hosted a Play day for over 30 sax players.

I was asked to lead the warm ups and the large ensemble pieces, but also my Sax quartet had their first outing. We started with Mr Sandman and then Sea Shanty.

There where solo performances from a few players and different groups showed of their talents too.

We where very lucky to have Gary Plumley join us to lead a jazz session. Gary plays with Sax Appeal and has recorded with multiple big names, such as the Average White Band.

Overall a really fun afternoon was had by one and all. Loads of pictures and videos taken (not by me) so hopefully I can add some of those when they come through.

The plan is to host another event next year, so watch this space for details.

many thanks to Andy and Lynn for organising.

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