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Create a lasting memorial for John Watson.
£1,225 raised
51% of £2.4k goal
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The purpose of this fund is to enable us to commission a piece of music in memory of a dear friend who sadly passed away in April 2014. As a prominent local musician and educator, John was much loved in the local music community. A huge fan of ... More ...

The purpose of this fund is to enable me to commission a piece of music in memory of a dear friend wo sadly passed away in April 2014. As a prominent local musician and educator, John was much loved in the local music community.

John was a huge fan of Philip Sparke and I would like to remember him with a lasting and personal tribute. It also creates something for his children to listen to and help them remember their Father for years to come.

John was a bassoonist and bandsman, so the piece in mind would be for bassoon and concert band and would be accessible to many.

The expected cost is £2500 (for the commision and to hire a venue to premiere it) . All contributions are extremely gratefully received.

The figure raised so far is not including the donations I have received from benefit concerts and a recital I performed myself in October. As of Oct 29th, the total fund stands at £2008 so there's not much more to raise. If anyone feels they can help with this last few hundred quid by holding a car boot, coffee morning, sponsored play day, carol singing or maybe a grade-1-o'thon, then do get in touch. There have been donations from current friends, old university friends orchestra members, Derby Concert Band members and also complete strangers!

Your support is much appreciated.

Deena

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