Following the recent Warwickshire & Birmingham Wing Band Competition, the young percussionists from the Nuneaton based Air Cadets are all set to represent the Warwickshire & Birmingham Wing in the Central & East Regional band competition.
Having won the percussion section element of the recent Warwickshire & Birmingham Wing band competition the drummers from 121 (Nuneaton) Squadron will now need to start preparing themselves for the Regional competition at RAF Wittering in September.
Officer Commanding 121 ( Nuneaton ) Squadron Flt Lt Paul Hincks said, "I am delighted to see our drummers putting us through to the regional competition again this year. What's even more pleasing is that it's the cadets themselves who worked together to arrange the routine and train for the winning performance which put us through to the regional championships. I hope they can repeat their success when they compete at regional level in September”
He added, “I must also take this opportunity to commend the whole band on their performance this year. We were somewhat down on numbers with only 8 cadets taking part, so we were not able to reach the magic number of 12 musicians required to go through and represent the Wing at Regional level. Having said that, I was absolutely thrilled with their performance. The Brass Section sounded really good and obviously the percussionists having been selected to represent the wing hit the right note with the judges. I must also commend Cpl Carrington who was most definitely thrust into the limelight as our solo bugler. His rendition of The Last Post which earned him second place in the solo bugle section of the competition was without a doubt the best I've ever heard from one of our cadets”.
“All things considered every single member of our band pulled out all the stops and did their absolute best and we couldn't have asked any more of them”.
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