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Barnsley Air Cadets hit the right note at regional competition

The 148 Barnsley Squadron band came second place at the North Region Competitions Day.

The 148 Barnsley Squadron band came second place at the North Region Competitions Day.

 

Dedicated members of a South Yorkshire air cadets band impressed at a competition.

Members of the 148 Barnsley Squadron band marched into second place at the Air Cadets’ North Region competitions day.

After winning the South and West Yorkshire Wing full band and percussion competition, the band went on to compete at regional level at RAF Linton-on-Ouse, North Yorkshire.

During the event, the band had to complete a musical and marching performance of about 15 minutes.

Despite many of the youngsters only learning to play their chosen instruments nine months beforehand, the band wowed judges with their performance and secured second place.

Rachael Parkes, squadron training deputy officer, said: “The band trained really hard for the competition, attending cadets on a Monday and a Friday and band practice on a Wednesday.

“It was quite a performance with instruments including drums, trumpets, cornets and symbols.

“They beat off stiff competition from 33 squadrons at wing level and did excellently to come second at regionals. They should be very proud of themselves.”

 

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