Mike Noyce
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Final countdown

Mike Noyce
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19 Jun 2015

Final couple of days now before the Wirral Bikeathon. Thank you to everybody who has sponsored me (and David and Matthew) so far - it's not too late if you haven't done so up to now. Earlier, Matthew and I managed to get out along the prom for the first time this week. Hopefully it will be a bit warmer on Sunday.

I missed going for a ride last night because I was rehearsing for a concert in July. The piece is for a large orchestra and as I am on piccolo 4 I haven't looked at the music much until yesterday afternoon when I suddenly realised how much there was to do. I also found out that piccolo 4 has a number of solos which I hadn't banked on doing. It was one of those rehearsals that you avoid direct eye contact with the conductor in case he notices you and asks you to play something impossible again!!

Having said that, I enjoy playing in the orchestra and find the conductor very good with tons of useful advice and anecdotes so I'm definitely practising before next rehearsal.