History

We are a group of professional and amateur musicians, music teachers and friends who have a passion to put our combined might to good use by supporting a range of charitable organisations.

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Participants in the Cambridge Corn Exchange for the final concert of our 2011 grade-one-athon

We launched the Cambridge grade-one-athon in 2004 and to our delight raised £60,000 for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices.

In 2006 we organised a Head Back to School event.  This involved head teachers attending their own school as a child for a day. Through this we managed to raise a further £18,000 for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices.

In 2011 we raised over £85,000 for the Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) in support of the much-loved local horn player Guy Llewellyn, who had lost the use of his legs in an accident. On this occasion the final concert took place at the Cambridge Corn Exchange with a programme of music specially composed and arranged for the occasion by Peter Britton, David Bourne, Simon Brown, Jeremy Thurlow and Evan Turner. The well-known local group Prime Brass (horn player Guy Llewellyn) played their proper instruments.

In 2015 we organised a concert in aid of Medecins Sans Frontiers.