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. He was awarded the MBE by Her Majesty The Queen in 2001.

At Work...

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.

Sergeant Malcolm Goodman in his Royal Air Force days...In 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.

Following 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 additional role of Public Relations and Marketing Manager for the Royal Air Force Music Services.

During his Royal Air Force career, Hawke Jet Flight 2001Malcolm 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...!

Uppingham School Music Department Office...Upon retirement from the Royal Air Force in 2006, Malcolm Goodman was appointed as the 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).

Malcolm retired from full time employment in 2014 when the post of Music School Manager at Uppingham School was disestablished, enabling him to devote more time to his charity work and various other musical activities in the community...

In The Community...

Malcolm H GoodmanAlongside 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.

In 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.

RAF Music Charitable Trust

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 Force musicians, which he manages in the role of Honorary Administrator..

Most recently, in March 2015 he also co-founded the Newark Young Sinfonia as a new opportunity for young musicians of all standards in the local communities to enjoy the experience and opportunity of playing in an orchestral ensemble.

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.

Edelweiss Alphorn TrioAs a slightly unusual development to his musical activities, Malcolm also plays the latest Swiss made carbon fibre alphorn as part of Edelweiss Alphorns.

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, and the organisation of additional concert tours to Berlin (2011), Paris (2013) and Barcelona (2015).

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 conductor Roy Goodman.

Malcolm Goodman was awarded the MBE by Her Majesty The Queen in 2001.

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