Way back in 1994, many of the pupils who came to me for saxophone lessons, were what I often refer to as
late beginners. Keen, enthusiastic adults who needed no encouragement to practice, out to make up for a misspent musical youth, and who had little or no experience of making music collectively. So it was that a group of about 6 of us with ages ranging from 13 to 70, gathered in the basement of Clevedon Music Shop one Saturday morning to play through some simple saxophone quartet arrangements. So Cadbury Saxschool came about (named after the road I live in, and to reflect the fact that whatever I do, I am always a bit of a pedant). Some years, and many musicians later,as the nature of the band changed, and more and more players joined, we bacame The Cadbury Saxophone Band. At the moment, when all are present the band numbers some 28 players and the only entry qualification is that you know which end of the instrument to blow in.