MEMBERS of the Stockport Air Cadets Marching Band are on cloud nine after being named the champion band in the North Region of the Air Cadets.
The cadets from Heaviley-based 162 (Stockport) Squadron took on and beat the best bands from Air Cadet units all over the North of England in the regional competition, held a RAF Linton on Ouse, near York.
The next round is later this year and held at RAF Halton in Buckinghamshire. Here they will represent the North Region of the Air Cadets against competitors from all over the country. The band has only been in existence for two years and most of the cadets involved in the band do not play a musical instrument outside the Squadron and some have only been playing for less than six months.
All music activities at the Squadron are looked after by the Squadron Bandmaster Sergeant James Shaw who said of the result: â€œIt feels great to win the Regional Competition, the band has been so dedicated and I hope they can repeat their success when they compete at the National Competition.â€
Flight Lieutenant Lee Moore, Stockport Squadronâ€™s Commanding Officer said: â€œI was delighted with the bandâ€™s performance I know that the cadets have put in lots of hard work to ensure they perfected their routine.â€
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