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The band of 121 (Nuneaton) Squadron Air Training Corps recently joined many other local artists at the Bedworth Civic Hall for a Gala Concert in aid of the Parkinson's Disease Society.

The Concert was held to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the local Nuneaton & Bedworth branch of the Parkinson's Disease Society, which provides community support to people with Parkinson's, their carers and families.

The band treated the large and enthusiastic concert audience to a variety of wartime favourites, traditional marches and other popular tunes. During the bands performance the unsuspecting audience found themselves participants in the concert as Flt Lt Ian Crewe led the sing along.

But it was the bands drummers who stole the show when the house lights went down to be replaced by ultraviolet lighting which only illuminated the rhythmical movement of their drum sticks, dress ropes and other white uniform items as they performed an almost flawless routine.

121 Squadron March Medley

The concert finale came as the Squadron band joined other artists on the stage for yet another sing along. For two cadets from 121 Squadron this was singing with a difference. Cdt FS Beth Slade and Cdt Cpl Richard Norman who have recently gained 'British Sign Language Assessment' certificates as part of a squadron community project sang to the audience silently using sign language.

Flt Lt Crewe Officer Commanding 121 Squadron said that everyone who took part should be congratulated on their performance and that the Squadron welcomed the opportunity to help the Parkinson's Disease Society.

Parkinson's Disease Society, providing community support to people with Parkinson's, their carers and families.

The band of 121 (Nuneaton) Squadron Air Training Corps at the Bedworth Civic Hall
The band of 121 (Nuneaton) Squadron Air Training Corps at the Bedworth Civic Hall
The band of 121 (Nuneaton) Squadron Air Training Corps at the Bedworth Civic Hall

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