Registered Charity No.1101767
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 former Royal Air Force musicians.
Warrant Officer (Retired) Trevor McDonald LTCL
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 Honorary Administrator
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.
Sergeant (Retired) John Baigent
John Baigent joined the RAF Music Services as a trumpeter in 1971. He subsequently served in the RAF Southern Band (RAF Henlow), The Band of the RAF Germany (RAF Rheindahlen), The Band of the RAF Regiment (RAF Catterick) and The Band of the RAF College (RAF Cranwell). Retiring after 29 years’ service, having continued his employment elsewhere at RAF Cranwell in a civilian capacity, he continues to provide technical support for the band concerts at the Whittle Hall. As a trumpet player with various local orchestras and wind bands, he also has a supporting role with various other community organisations.