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Rotary International

On Thursday 16 th November, the Band from 121 ( Nuneaton ) Squadron topped the bill at a 40's Night Sing Along. The charity event organised by the Bedworth branch of Rotary International at the Bedworth Ex-Serviceman's cub was attended by a capacity audience many of whom had really entered into the spirit of things by turning up in 1940's wartime costume. The Bedworth Ex-Serviceman's club was decked out in genuine wartime style with banners, bunting and flags thus setting the scene for what proved to be a truly successful evening.

The bill topping Air Cadet Band started the show and treated the large and enthusiastic audience to a variety of wartime favourites, traditional marches and other popular tunes. During the bands performance the unsuspecting audience were also cajoled into the act by Flt Lt Ian Crewe who led a sing along. The band ended their routine by challenging the audience to see if they could clap in time to the rhythm of the lively sailors hornpipe dance and keep up with the Squadrons front line drummers as they beat out the tune at an ever increasing pace. The audience did their best but according to the judge the band won ‘hands down,' not surprising really as the judge was Flt Lt Crewe himself who said “We won because we always win”.

The event organiser Bill Smith of Bedworth Rotary International said, “we are so gad to have had the Cadet Band start the evening off for us, it really helped to get everyone into the mood for the sing along and the rest of the evening. The money raised from the 40's night will go towards our 2006 appeal which in aid of the local Mary Ann Evans Hospice the Acorn Children's Hospice and the International Wheelchair appeal”.

 

Members of the percussion section demonstrate their stick drill - Click to enlarge
Members of the brass section - Click to enlarge The band challenging the audience to see if they could clap in time to the rhythm of the lively sailors hornpipe dance and keep up with the Squadrons front line drummers as they beat out the tune at an ever increasing pace. - Click to enlarge


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