Registered Charity No.1101767

Board of Trustees

As a registered charity, to ensure best practice and continuity in support of its objects, the Royal Air Force Music Charitable Trust's Board of Trustees consists of serving and former Royal Air Force musicians.

Wing Commander Piers Morrell MSc FRSM LTCL DipTCL FinstLM CMgr MCMI GCGI RAF (Chairman)

Principal Director of Music

Royal Air Force Music Services


Wing Commander Piers Morrell joined the Royal Air Force in 1997. Trained at Trinity College of Music, London, he worked as a peripatetic instrumental tutor for East Hertfordshire prior to applying to the Royal Air Force. In 2007 he was commissioned as a Director of Music and has completed command tours with the Central Band of the Royal Air Force and the Band of the Royal Air Force Regiment, and staff tours in Headquarters Music Services. He was appointed Principal Director of Music in May 2017.


Warrant Officer Tony Scannell
Headquarters Music Services
Royal Air Force


Having joined the Royal Air Force Music Services as a euphonium player, Tony Scannell has had an extensive career in the Central Band of the Royal Air Force.

Warrant Officer (Retired) Trevor McDonald LTCL
Assistant Administrator (Hon.)
RAF Music Charitable Trust


Having studied the bassoon for many years, Trevor McDonald taught music in Bangor, in Northern Ireland before joining the Royal Air Force as a bassoon player in 1976. He retired from his final position as Warrant Officer of The Band of the Royal Air Force College in 2008. 

Sergeant (Retired) Malcolm Goodman MBE ARCM
Founder and Administrator (Hon.)
RAF Music Charitable Trust


Malcolm Goodman studied the horn at the Royal College of Music in London and first joined the Royal Air Force as a member of the Central Band in 1975. After an extensive career both with the Central Band, Western Band and Band of the RAF Regiment and following his appointment as Public Relations and Marketing Manager for the RAF Music Services, he established the Royal Air Force Music Charitable Trust in 2003. Following retirement from the RAF in 2006 Malcolm was appointed to the new post of Music School Manager at Uppingham School in Rutland until his retirement in 2014. Malcolm was awarded the MBE from Her Majesty The Queen in 2001 and is Founder and Director of the Lincolnshire Chamber Orchestra, and also assists with the administration and management of various other local amateur orchestras.

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