Friday, August 27, 2004

Update time

So, having sorely neglected this journal for far too long (not for the first time, I might add) I thought it might be a good plan to write an update for a change.

Although it didn't feel like my A-level papers went as well as I wanted them too, I didn't do too badly. In fact I did very well - I got A-grades in all the modules I took in the summer session, and thus A-grades in all of my A-levels! That means I'm going to Cambridge!

In July I went on a OCYO tour to Germany - my first tour as principal horn. Regrettably, it didn't go too well - I messed up at least once in each concert. The major contributor to that was the fact that I managed to break my horn - somehow, I succeeded bending the leadpipe in by about 20°, resulting in a huge kink in the leadpipe and a bigger dent in the bell flair. It's going to cost too much to repair, and the worst thing is that I'm going to have to play my brother Alex's horn in the really important OCYO concert in two weeks' time because mine won't be fixed until the end of September, which isn't going to improve the quality of my playing.

Since getting back from tour, I've been working at Keble College as a student helper during the conference season, and playing Achaea a lot.

Although I did my best to get the MBDA Engineering Scholarship, I didn't, unfortunately. However, that means I'll be spending my gap year working for Sharp, starting soon. Bizarrely, one of students I'm currently working with at Keble is sharing a house with an Engineering student who's working on the same team I'm going to be working on.

Anyway, that's all for now. I'll write again soon, no doubt.