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Air Cadet Band Hit All the Right Notes

2015-12-07 10:07:24
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By 739 Sqn Website - 739 (Scarborough) Squadron

The Central & East Yorkshire Wing Air Training Corps represented the Region at the National Air Cadet Music Competition – coming second nationally by just one point!

The band was formed by cadets from across Yorkshire representing 10 squadrons and was a mixture of instruments. For many of the cadets it was their first foray into cadet music and certainly competitions – so to do so well was a testament to both their team working skills and musical ability.

They performed a rendition of Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World” and Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer” to the assembled crowds and VIPs including Air Vice Marshal Baz North, Air Member for Personnel, Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty, Commandant Air Cadets and Group Captain Carol Vorderman, Honorary Ambassador to the Air Cadet Organisation. The crowd clearly enjoyed the performance with VIPs and crowd singing along and many a smile visible.

Wing Bandmaster, Sergeant (ATC) Adam Waudby said “To come together like that as a team and perform to that high level is a great indication of the level of skill and effort put in by our cadets, I am very proud of them. I can’t wait to see what they can achieve next year – so far 2016 looks very promising for them.”

One of the newer cadets in the group was Cadet Tabby Rennard of 110 (City of York) Squadron, she commented that it was a great opportunity and that she felt she had really learnt loads. Her personal highlight was meeting Carol Vorderman and getting a selfie with her after the performance.

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The final ensemble included two cadets from 739 Sqn - CWO Chloe Springall and Cdt Sgt Rory Hobkinson. Both played a pivotal role in organising managing the Wing and Regional competition entries as well as the musical arrangements with a lot of help from the Wing Bandmaster - thanks Adam!

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