Crowle cadets prove you can’t beat drumming

Pictured are Crowle cadets (from left) Flight Sergeant Daniel Wheatley and Corporal Daniel Brady.
Pictured are Crowle cadets (from left) Flight Sergeant Daniel Wheatley and Corporal Daniel Brady.
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Drumming up enthusiasm to improve their musical skills were two Crowle air cadets.

Flight Sergeant Daniel Wheatley, 18, and Corporal Daniel Brady, 14, recently attended the week-long North Region Multi Activity Band Camp which not only taught the cadets basic marching band skills, but also included a host of other activities.

Both cadets attended to learn to play the marching snare drum. A spokesman said: “While both have experience of playing a drum kit, a marching snare was a different matter. By the end of the camp, both cadets had achieved the required standard to be awarded their Drummer Badges, the first for the squadron.”

Other activities included canoeing, clay target shooting and an obstacle course. The event was organised by North Region Music and provided cadets to opportunity to learn basic music skills or improve their skills, while working with other cadets from around the region.

Flight Lieutenant James Docherty, Officer Commanding Crowle Squadron, said: “It was a great experience for the cadets.

“These are the first musical qualifications the Squadron has earned for a number of years. It has sparked a real interest among the other cadets.”

He added: “However some of the cadets are now asking for ear plugs, as the drums can be very loud.”

Anyone interested in Crowle Air Cadets should visit www.crowleaircadets.co.uk.