Cadets from 2507 (Bicester) squadron represented Thames Valley Wing in the Percussion Section for Regional Band Competition on Saturday, 12th October at RNAS Yeovilton. The 4 cadets achieved 2nd place in the regional competition and showed excellent skills during their performance. Cpl Warmington from the Royal Marines commented that the Thames Valley band was “an excellent display and very well done to the team”.
The band consisted of Cdt Barrett on Side Drum, Cdt Couling-Green, Cdt Salt & Cdt Cole on Glockenspiel. The band have been supported in entering the competition by the Wing Bandmaster, FS (ATC) K Elwell who is always looking for members from across squadrons in the wing who play musical instruments. If your squadron has a band or keen to start one contact the bandmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org to see how you can get involved.
Across the year there are a number of competitions and camps supporting the music efforts within the Air Training Corps. Keep an eye out on your squadron notice board and the wing facebook site for more information or speak to your squadron staff for more details