Malcolm Goodman was educated at King's College Choir School
in Cambridge and Kelvin Hall School in Hull, and subsequently
undertook formal instrumental studies at the Royal College of Music
in London, gaining an ARCM performer's diploma in 1975.
His professional musical career began in 1975 with
his appointment as co-principal horn with the Central Band of the
Royal Air Force at RAF Uxbridge. However, in 1979 he left the Royal
Air Force to undertake a new appointment as Company Director of a
family business, which also enabled him to develop a new career as
a freelance orchestral horn player.
1990 he returned to his former Royal Air Force career as principal
horn with the Western Band of the Royal Air Force, with whom in 1991
(during the first Gulf War) he was deployed on active service with other RAF musicians in a new medical support role in field hospitals at various forward operating bases
in Saudi Arabia. He was subsequently awarded the Gulf
Medal along with the Saudi Arabia and Kuwait medals.
In 1996, with the Western Band of the Royal Air Force he accompanied Her Majesty The Queen on an official state visit to Thailand, and was afforded the very rare privilege of travelling with Her Majesty aboard the Royal Flight for the duration of the visit.
a posting to Royal Air Force Cranwell in 1999, he joined the Band
of the Royal Air Force Regiment as principal horn, and in 2003 was
also appointed to the new role of Public Relations and Marketing
Manager for the Royal
Air Force Music Services.
During his Royal Air Force career, Malcolm visited various theatres of operations around the world, travelling with the Band of the RAF Regiment and their rock groups to entertain the troops. As an aircraft enthusiast, these operational visits also afforded him some unique opportunities to fly in a variety of front line military aircraft. Such flights included a 'lift for the brass quintet' in a Chinook helicopter in the Falkland Islands and an operational flight in an AWAC over Afghanistan in support of ground operations to some fast jet training over the North Sea in a Hawk jet (main photograph above).
Upon retirement from the Royal Air Force in 2006,
Malcolm Goodman was appointed to the newly established post of Music School
Manager at Uppingham
School in Rutland, managing the music department administration and the new £3.5m
'Paul David Music School'. In this role he also organised school choir and orchestral tours to Hong Kong and China
(2007) also with the Hong Kong Philharmonic
Orchestra, France (2008), Europe (2009), New York (2011), Spain (2013) and Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong (2014). The position of Music School Manager was disestablished in 2014.
In support of the development and best practice in all music schools, in 2011 he also established the Music School Administrators' Forum for music school staff around the country.
Alongside his professional career in music, Malcolm
Goodman continues to be involved with the local
community in various voluntary roles...
As one of the founding charity trustees of the National
Association of Youth Orchestras he also undertook the role of Honorary
Course Administrator for the Anglo-German Youth Music Week for
20 years - until it was superceded by the European Youth Music
Week in 1999.
During the 1980's he was a Special Constable for
the Nottinghamshire Constabulary, and also served as
a member of the Consumer Standards Advisory Council for the British
Standards Institute and a consumer advisor
to the BBC Watchdog programme.
2001 he founded the Lincolnshire
Philharmonia Orchestra based at Royal Air Force Cranwell,
to further develop musical links between Royal Air Force musicians
and the local community.
He is founder and Director of the Lincolnshire
Chamber Orchestra, established in 2003 to provide professional
musical support to various choral societies in the region.
His charity work continued with the establishment
in 2004 of the Royal
Air Force Music Charitable Trust, a new service charity promoting
welfare funding through the performance of live music by Royal Air
Working closely with the broadcast media he has
also undertaken the role of
deputy presenter for the 'Music Link' programme on BBC Radio Lincolnshire,
and in 2006 was appointed to the BBC
Regional Audience Council on a 3-year advisory position to
the BBC Trust.
Local community activities continued
with a 12 month appointment to the Sleaford
and District Twinning Association and a 4-year appointment as a charity trustee
for the Sleaford
Concert Band, during which time he organised a concert tour to Berlin in 2011 and Paris in 2013.
In addition to being the original webmaster for
the National Association of Youth Orchestras and the Royal Air Force
Music Services in the first days of the internet, he continues to
provide web design support for the Royal
Air Force Music Charitable Trust and his brother, orchestral
As a slightly unusual development to his musical activities, Malcolm also plays the latest Swiss made carbon fibre alphorn as part of Edelweiss Alphorns.
Goodman was awarded the MBE for services to music by Her Majesty The Queen in 2001.
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