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Air Cadet Bands

If you're musical or you would like to learn to play an instrument you could train to become a musician in one of our Air Cadet Bands.

Many of our young musicians had never played a musical instrument before joining their Squadrons bands. Weeks of hard work and dedication is finally rewarded when they reach the required standard and are presented with their musician's badges.

The Wing holds a band competition each year during the Wing Training Day. The winning band for the 2006 season was the Band of 121 ( Nuneaton ) Squadron which went on to represent the Wing at the Regional finals for the forth year in succession. They put on a magnificent display, several new pieces of music had been added to running order. 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.

The Fanfare section from 194 (BSA) Squadron, Birmingham retained their first place title in the Fanfare element of the Regional band competition for the forth year running and CWO Mahesh Chauhan of 194 Sqn also took first place in the solo bugle section of the Regional competition.

Our bands are regularly invited to participate in many charity and ex-service organisation functions possibly the most prestigious of which is being given the honour to lead contingents during Remembrance Day parades throughout the region.

If your interested in becoming an Air Cadet musician the Warwickshire & Birmingham Wing Squadrons which have bands are:-

121 ( Nuneaton ) Squadron
194 (BSA) Small Heath Squadron
495 (Sutton Coldfield) Squadron
497 (Daventry) Squadron
1289 (Stratford Upon Avon) Squadron
2030 (Elmdon & Yardley) Squadron

The band of 497 (Daventry) Squadron – Click to enlarge
The band of 194 (BSA) Squadron – Click to enlarge
The Band of 495 (Sutton Coldfield) Squadron Central & East Region Annual 'Dining-In' night at Brampton Park Officers Mess– Click to enlarge

The Band of 121 ( Nuneaton ) Squadron ATC has produced a CD entitled

'On Parade'


121 Squadron March Medley
121 Squadron Tribute to the fallen
Liberty Bell
RAF Marchpast
Moonlight serenade
Packup your troubles / Tipperary
Those magnificent men in their flying machines

See the following News items for further information
relating to Band Activities:-

495 fanfare section win National Championship
Nuneaton Band Leads Warwickshire RBL County Parade

Regional Training Day 2005

Warwickshire & Birmingham Wing Training Day 2005

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