Following their recent success in local competitions the Band of
121 (Nuneaton) Squadron Air Training Corps were for the seventh year running pulling out all the stops during their attempt to reach the corps national finals.
The Nuneaton based cadets joined forces with teams from other squadrons within the Warwickshire and Birmingham area to compete against five other wing teams at the Central and East Regional field day at Royal Air Force Wittering on Sunday 13 th September.
The 121 (Nuneaton) Squadron band put on a magnificent display. Several new pieces of music had been added to the running order for 2009 including their own renditions of well known songs which included the Beatles classic “Let It Be”, Elvis Presley's “Are You Lonesome Tonight” and Ben E King's “Stand by Me”. Unfortunately despite all the hard work and preparation their attempt to reach the national finals was unsuccessful, they did however manage a very healthy score, which earned them Second place in the overall Band competition.
The Squadron also had some good news on the Media Communications front with the announcement that they had come Second in the staff section of the Media Communications competition with their Minibus Livery design and Third in the Central and East Region Best Squadron PR Competition.
Flight Lieutenant Ian Crew, Officer Commanding 121 (Nuneaton) Squadron said, "The Squadrons band has worked very hard this year to get ready for both the Wing and the Regional competitions. To get through to Second place in the regional band competition is an outstanding achievement and an excellent improvement on our placing last year. Everyone did their very best, the routine was original and the cadets all played really well. I have no hesitation in saying that we are very pleased with our results.”