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Est. 1976, 38 years of service to the music industry.

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The Musician’s Answering Service was founded in 1976 by Richard Smith and was the first diary service to cater to both the orchestral and session world.  As a busy freelance oboist he recognised the difficulties musicians had trying to balance their playing commitments whilst ensuring they were available when fixers called.  Thirty five years later and now supporting over 1000 clients, MAS has established a reputation within the classical music business for professionalism and reliability.

A diary service is like a PA handling all your professional enquiries; ensuring that you do not lose out on work because you are not immediately contactable and taking care of all the necessary communication between yourself and the orchestras who book you, giving you the time to concentrate on playing. In today’s competitive freelance world a diary service is an indispensable tool for the successful musician. Read on..

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Petersfield Symphony Orchestra seeks TRUMPETER for Thursday 27th November

Thursday 20th November 2014

Petersfield Orchestra is a good standard, amateur band with pro stiffening and a pro conductor, Robin Browning. Programme: Siegfried Idyll and Haydn 104 (plus Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations and a string piece). More info available at: The gig and rehearsal are at the main church, St Peter's, 5 minutes walk from the station (just over the hour on the fast service from Waterloo). The concert will finish early enough for someone to be on a train back to London by 10.00pm. The fee for a local player would be £75 & second class rail fare for non-local players. If interested, please contact MAS and we'll put you in touch with the fixer

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