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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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I am looking forward to taking part in this event on Sunday. Its been organised by Wight Sax, which is the Islands saxophone choir and the Wight Diamonds Marching Band.

It involves ensemble playing, talks, solo and group performances and all levels are welcome.

My sax quartet (Those D.A.M.N Saxes,) are having their first outing here and playing a couple of numbers. I am also leading some of the ensemble playing.

Really interested to hear the talk by local Saxophonist Gary Plumley too.

Its going to be a good day, come and join us if you can.

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