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Mr ALAN HOLMES
Mr ALAN HOLMES

Biography

50 YEARS OF SUCCESS.
GOLDSMITHS COLLEGE evening classes 2 years Studying THEORY OF MUSIC AND HARMONY.
1959 JOINED FIRST PROPER BAND ‘BRIAN BENTLEY AND THE BATCHELORS’
1960 Passed BBC audition on sax and flute. Self taught
Got Baritone sax. First TV appearance in ATV with Brian Bentley on ‘Sunday Break’
Founder Member Top instrumental group
SOUNDS INCORPORATED
1961 TURNED PROFESSIONAL. To go on tour as backing group for ;-
GENE VINCENT. LITTLE RICHARD, JERRY LEE LEWIS. BRENDA LEE -SAM COOK, MARY WELLS. BEN E. KING. EDDIE FLOYD. GENE PITNEY.
1963 1st USA TOUR TO DETROIT in exchange for Johnny and the Hurricanes

Signed by BRIAN EPSTEIN.- BEATLES manager

SIGNED BY EMI TO COLUMBIA RECORDS -
FEATURED SOLOIST. ON SINGLES

1964 BEATLES tours of AUSTRALIA. And UK.
FEATURED ALTO FLUTE SOLO on NO 1 RECORD in AUSTRALIA’ Maria’
Second American trip to LA to do SHINDIG with Jack Good.
1965 ‘BEST BRITISH INSTRUMENTAL GROUP ‘ Runners up
PLAYED AT THE ALBERT HALL for Televised NME poll winners.
3rd USA tour BEATLES - Shea Stadium to 56,000 and
The Hollywood Bowl on 2 nights to 21.000 each night -42,000.
1967 PLAYED Baritone ON BEATLES -‘SGT PEPPERS LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND LP. ‘Good Morning Good Morning’
Sounds Inc. Expanded to a ten piece band- .
1968– started Cor Anglais
1969 – 1971 Sounds Inc. became a top cabaret act. 3 tours of Australia lasting six months each- Attendance record at 2,000 seater Sydney clubs.
1970 Started playing Oboe. Got a Piccolo
1971 joined Sidcup Symphony amateur orchestra as principal oboe.
Studied and extensively practiced classical flute and oboe
1972 Joined the KINKS and worked for four years on records and tours of the USA East and West coast.
1972 SESSION MUSICIAN. –1988.-Soprano–Alto- Tenor –Baritone-Sax–Flute-Piccolo- Alto Flute -Oboe and Cor Anglais– Clarinet
1975 to 1982-WOODWIND CONSULTANT for INTERNATIONAL MUSICIAN MAGAZINE*
OVER 20 TECHNICAL ARTICLES ON WOODWIND PLAYING / MUSIC BUSINESS -PUBLISHED INTERNATIONALLY.

1978– 1979 RECORD PRODUCER AND BANDLEADER .
MUSICAL DIRECTOR-Live album with ‘Shaking Stevens‘.
1978 Featured sax solo on No1 single with Bob Geldof
‘RAT TRAP’ with the Boomtown Rats
DUANE EDDY tour and album. — ‘20 Twangy Guitar Greats.’

1981 STARTED TEACHING ADULTS IN RESPONSE TO READERS OF‘
‘INTERNATIONAL MUSICIAN ’ REQUESTS .
PUPIL LEE BADAU WENT ON TO MAKE A LIVING FOR 25 YEARS AS A PRO.
1974 –1981 BARITONE SAX IN THE CROYDON JAZZ ORCHESTRA.
1982 bought SOPRANO SAX FOR SESSIONS .

1983 to 1987 BANDLEADER –Organised the Monday
Jam Session Covent Garden LONDON wine bar BRAHMS AND
LISTZ - Jazz Warriors–Courtney Pine, Steve Williamson,
Phillip Bent, and visiting Americans ART BLAKEY ’S JAZZ
MESSENGERS. STAN GETZ’S group joined in for a ‘blow’

*FEATURED SOLOIST IN SOUNDS INC. HOUR TV SPECIAL IN AUSTRALIA.
*LITTLE RICHARD TV SHOW ’ DON’T KNOCK THE ROCK.’.
* 4 FILMS
* 9 WORKING TOURS OF AMERICA
*12 TELEVISION APPEARANCES INCLUDING -
*20 RADIO BROADCASTS -
*150 + RECORDED TITLES AS A FEATURED SOLOIST—INCLUDING 8 LP’S.
*OVER 4,000 PROFESSIONAL LIVE CONCERTS-
INCLUDING ALL THE WORLD FAMOUS CONCERT HALLS -
1988 STOPPED PLAYING PROFESSIONALLY -

1988 BEGAN TEACHING SCHOOL CHILDREN.
1990 entered first group of 12 children Including Vicky Snow 13 .(See 1999)
Associated Board practical music exam. 12 out of 12 passed .
1990-1992 APPOINTED WOODWIND PERIPATETIC AT LEIGH CITY TECHNOLOGY COLLEGE DARTFORD- 2 YEARS

1992 - 1997 APPOINTED PERIPATETIC TEACHING POST IN 6 BEXLEY JUNIOR SCHOOLS.
-LONGLANDS ,BIRKBECK, ST PETER CHANEL, BURNT OAK,MAYPLACE, ST.JOSEPHS
TAUGHT 82 TO 90 JUNIORS, IN TEN HOURS A WEEK- 4 YEARS
TEENAGE /ADULT CLARINET AND SAX AT EVENING CLASS
-TAUGHT 128 PUPILS A WEEK OVER 4 YEARS
* Organised four workshops a year for 80 – 90 pupils.
*CELEBRATING NATIONAL MUSIC DAY.
1992-1996 APPOINTED FLUTE TEACHER ERITH SECONDARY 4 YEARS.
1992 FIRST PUPILS CONCERT,2 FLUTES -4 SAXOPHONES –3 CLARINETS.
STARTED CHARLOTTE FRIEL, DAVID DOWLAND AND
STEPHANIE JANES IN YR 3 .16 YEARS ON -STILL IN BAND
1994-1996 TEN ‘GUEST STAR’ PERFORMANCES AT BEXLEY JAZZ CLUB.
1996 Passed an ~Inspection of teaching 13 pupils in 1 1/2 hours plus 6 hours of teaching inspection for the Royal SCHOOLS OF MUSIC.
CERTIFICATE –
CERTIFICATE OF TEACHING OF THE ASSOCIATED BOARD OF THE ROYAL SCHOOLS OF MUSIC.
CTABRSM QUALIFIED. One year of credit towards OU degree.
Project and video ‘COMPOSING BY MEANS OF INSTRUMENTAL
LESSONS‘. marked excellent. Total of 4 hours of rigorous inspections of group teaching in Bexley Schools, found to be ‘an object lesson.’
ACCREDITED EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE IN TEACHING JUNIORS
Dec 96. Given £2000 to leave Bexley music centre.
“Your qualification undermines our right to criticize your lessons”
Bought new computer in order to write books.

1997 -January - Started MUSITOOT SCHOOL OF MUSIC 35 pupils.
*JULY. 1ST. ORGANISED 1ST PUBLIC CONCERT MUSITOOT BAND-
25 FLUTE,CLARINET, SAX PUPIL- PLUS PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPANIMENT.
ORGANISING BAND CONCERTS INVOLVES
*TEACHING THE MUSICIANS IN LESSONS. AND REHEARSALS
* FINDING AND BOOKING REHEARSAL VENUES and Concert.
* CHOOSING AND COMMISSIONING 20+ ORCHESTRATIONS
* PHOTOCOPYING UP PARTS—3,000 COPIES EACH TIME
* REVISING THEM IN REHEARSALS.
*BOOKING THE BACKING MUSICIANS .
* MAKING SET LISTS –PROGRAMMES- TICKETS AND POSTERS.
* ORGANISING CONCERT DAY MAKING SURE IT IS A SUCCESS.

1997– 1999 –WROTE ‘LEARNING MUSIC’- COVERING 7 YEARS OF SCHOOL WORK FROM AGE 7 TO 15-
INCLUDING Music Literacy - National Curriculum work. GRADE 1 to 3 THEORY OF MUSIC. Support and reference for GCSE and grade 5.
1997 Joined the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MUSIC EDUCATORS, attended the conference in Bournmouth
April -Elona Laurie passes grade 7 flute—only 20 months after starting as a beginner
• 1997 DECEMBER 2ND. ORGANISED CHRISTMAS CONCERT AND PUPILS DISCO.
1997 December / June 98 –IN 6 MONTHS,
4 PUPILS PASS AB GRADE 8 PRACTICAL (ONE WITH MERIT) IN AN AVERAGE OF 32 MONTHS TEACHING TIME.
-CHRIS NICOLSON( FORMER JUNIOR SCHOOL PUPIL) VICKY SKINNER CLT.(MERIT)- ELONA LAURIE FLUTE - STEPHANIE CHAN FLUTE.
182 ASSOCIATED BOARD PRACTICAL AND THEORY CERTIFICATES.
22 AT GRADE 7 - 8. 80 AT GRADE 5 AND ABOVE.
Extensive writing of teaching materials over ten years ,
• 1998 July -ORGANISED Third MUSITOOT concert .
September 1998 appointed woodwind teacher
HURSTMERE BOYS SECONDARY SCHOOL Four years.
FEB 99- USING MY BOOK –
ALL 5 JUNIOR AGE PUPILS PASS GRADE THEORY EXAMS IN 3 MONTHS OF GROUP TEACHING.
Gr1 at 8yrs.3mths. Gr1.Distinction At age 9 -*
*FORMER SAXOPHONE PUPIL, VICKY SNOW 22, GRADUATES BA( Hons) IN MUSIC FROM READING UNIVERSITY
• JUNE 99 ORGANISED FOURTH MUSITOOT CONCERT.MUSITOOT CONCERT BAND-
11 NEW ARRANGEMENTS OF MUSIC CHOSEN BY CHILDREN *REGULAR MONTHLY BAND REHEARSALS. -
NEW YANAGASAWA BARITONE SAX BOUGHT FOR USE IN THE BAND £2,200.
JULY 99 –ATTENDED NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CURRICULUM 2000 .
AUGUST 99– WROTE ARTICLE PUBLISHED BY ‘MUSIC TEACHER’ MAGAZINE , ON THE BUSINESS SIDE OF TEACHING- ‘DO WE OWE YOU ANY MONEY?’
Another 8 year old passes GR1 Theory Distinction.
Grade 2 distinction at 8. GRADE 3 AT 9.
DECEMBER - TOM MORRIS. PASSES GRADE 8 ALTO SAX
• 1999 DEC ORGANISEDTWO CAROL CONCERTS FOR RECTOR OF ALL SAINTS –ONE OUTSIDE WITH MUSITOOT BAND
2000 APRIL PUPILS AWARDED 193 ASSOCIATED BOARD CERTIFICATES .
20TH. GRADE 5 THEORY CERTIFICATE - THREE WITH DISTINCTION.
SET UP BAND GOVERNING COMMITTEE -CONSTITUTION AND BAND BANK ACCOUNT
MUSITOOT BAND AWARDED £3,250 FROM THE LOTTERY ‘AWARDS FOR ALL’ -
* CREATED BAND WEBSITE http://vzone.virgin.net/musitoot.band. -
Registered domian name NOW www.musitoot.co.uk/
JULY -200th ASSOCIATED BOARD CERTIFICATE For THEORY- CLARINET -FLUTE AND SAXOPHONE
*NOVEMBER 19th- 5TH -ORGANISED £4,500 CONCERT, CD AND VIDEO
• ’MUSIC OF THE MILLENIUM’ AT THE MICK JAGGER CENTRE (LOTTERY GRANT)
DECEMBER –BAND CHRISTMAS PARTY PLAY CAROLS –THEN TO WATCH CONCERT VIDEO ON THE VIDEO WALL AT THE MJC.
TWO MORE GR 7 CLARINET AND A GRADE 8 -TOTALING 10 GRADE 8.’S
CD ROM PRODUCED FOR POTENTIAL SPONSORS.
2001 NOV 11TH.ORGANISED 6TH CONCERT AND 2ND CD
• ‘THE SOUNDTRACK TO PEOPLES LIVES’. PROMO VIDEO FOR CD.
TWO MORE GRADE 7 TWO MORE GRADE 8. CERTIFICATES
TWO MORE GR 7 CLARINET AND A GRADE 8 -TOTALING 10 GRADE 8.’S
CD ROM PRODUCED FOR POTENTIAL SPONSORS.
TWO MORE GRADE 7 TWO MORE GRADE 8. CERTIFICATES
2002 NOV 17TH.- ORGANISED 7TH. CONCERT AND 3RD CD AND DVD
• ’DANCING IN THE STREET’. COST £2,780 AT THE MICK JAGGER CENTRE
217 TOTAL CERTIFICATES 28 GRADE 7 AND 8 . FOUR PUPILS PASS GRADE 5 THEORY IN ONLY 9 ONE HOUR LESSONS.
TWO MORE GR 7 CLARINET AND A GRADE 8 -TOTALLING 10 GRADE 8.’S
.
ELONA LAURIE GETS A CERTIFICATE FOR BRITISH FLUTE SOCIETY COMPETITION FOR UNDER 18 FLAUTISTS
• NOVEMBER 30TH ORGANISED CLASSICAL RECITAL AT THE RIPLEY ARTS CENTRE- 4 PUPILS TRY FOR THE VERY TOP. COST £120
DEC. TWO MORE PUPILS PASS GRADE 8 CLARINET
DEC. TWO MORE ARE TRYING FOR DIP ABRSM –A PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION. LETTERS AFTER THEIR NAME.
BAND CHRISTMAS PARTY AT ST LAWRENCES . WINE LEFT OVER FROM RECITAL ! CONCERT VIDEO.
2003 235 CERTIFICATES –11 GRADE 8 AND 16 GRADE 7.’
JULY 8TH ORGANISED—JAZZ CONCERT AT HOLY TRINITY CHURCH
• 2003‘SWINGING THE BLUES AWAY’. 16 NEW ARRANGEMENTS OF ‘SMOOTH JAZZ.’
PLAY SESSION FOR RAY DAVIES SOLO ALBUM ’ STAND UP COMIC’—’A BETTER THING.’

* VALUE FOR MONEY -TWO MCLENNAN SISTERS BOTH PASS GRADE 8 FLUTE IN A TOTAL OF JUST 9 MONTHS TEACHING FOR BOTH.
*PUPIL CHARLOTTE FRIEL AWARDED £1,500 MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP AT DARTFORD GRAMMAR.
2004 BEGAN TEACHING SINGING.
2004 NOVEMBER HOLY TRINITY CHURCH- ORGANISED—JAZZ CONCERT ‘
• ‘SING WHEN YOURE SWINGING’. 20 NEW ARRANGEMENTS OF ‘SMOOTH JAZZ.’
• 2005 FEBRUARY ORGANISED ‘GIG AID ‘ FOR ‘SAVE THE CHILDREN’ TUSNAMI RELIEF FUND.
RAISED OVER £2,000.CHANGED BAND NAME TO ‘MUSICMASTERS’
PUPIL GRACE NETTEY 17, RECOMMENDED AND JOINS SOUL BAND V12
• 2005 NOVEMBER ORGANISED £2,800’ MUSIC FROM THE MOVIES 1’ BEST CONCERT YET.
*TOTAL OF £28,000 SPENT ON PUPIL’S CONCERTS.
* £10,000 OF MY OWN MONEY.
DEC. TWO MORE PASS EXAMS INCLUDING GRADE 3 AT AGE 9 AFTER 7 MONTHS TEACHING.
2006 JAN BEGIN TO ORGANISE 11TH CONCERT
• ‘MUSIC FROM THE MOVIES 2 ‘ 22 NEW SONGS TO REHEARSE
JUNE 1,200 WORD LETTER PUBLISHED IN MUSIC TEACHER MAGAZINE
• 2007 ‘MUSIC FROM THE MUSICALS’ NOVEMBER, 128 PEOPLE COME TO SEE US.
• 2008 CHRISTMAS CRACKER’ ORGANISED FIRST CHRISTMAS SHOW
56 PEOPLE COME TO SEE US .
*RECIEVED £2,000 IN PHONOGRAPHIC PERFORMANCE ROYALTIES FOR RECORDS THAT WERE BROADCAST .WENT TOWARDS THE £1,300 COST OF THE SHOW
INVITED TO RONNIE SCOTT’S FEATURING FORMER 1982 PUPIL LEE BADAU - JAMES HUNTER BAND.
2009 ORGANISED SWING CONCERT TO CELEBRATE MY 70TH BIRTHDAY
AND 50 YEARS IN MUSIC AGAIN.

4 TEENAGERS ARE COMING BACK FROM THEIR UNIVERSITIES TO PLAY CONCERT.

APPEARED IN BEATLES DOCUMENTARY ABOUT THEIR 1965 USA TOUR.


244 Associated Board Music Certificates
16 grade 8
19 grade 7
35 @ grade 7 & grade 8

Link to live Tv in Germany.

http://www.videosurf.com/videos/the++sounds+incorporated+sounds

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