More than 30 cadets from across the country assembled at RAF College Cranwell for the summer training camp of the RAFAC National Concert Band where they received coaching from both RAFAC Music Services Staff and members of the Band of the Royal Auxiliary Air Force.
RAF cadets perform at Lincoln Cathedral
The latest of this summer’s specialist training camps has finished with a spectacular RAF100 themed performance in Lincoln Cathedral.
One attendee was Cadet Annabel Garrod (15) from King Edward VI Grammar School CCF. Annabel is on her fourth RAFAC Music Camp (two with the Marching Band and now two with the Concert Band). She said: "The experiences on these camps allow me to take the skills gained back to the CCF contingent and help the cadets there. I play in all possible ensembles at the school and I am the Drum Major for our marching band." Annabel plays clarinet to Grade 8 and Alto Saxophone to Grade 6 levels.
Another CCF cadet on camp was Lance Corporal Murray Dare (16) from Christs Hospital CCF. “This is my first RAFAC Music Camp and it has a very good standard and selection of music and the staff are very helpful," he said. "If you have an interest in music make sure that your Squadron or Contingent Staff know so that they can let you know about future events. I play Tuba, String Bass and Bass Guitar but do not have any formal grades in them”."
RAFAC’s Director of Music (Concert Band) is Sqn Ldr Alan Glover RAFAC. He added: "The band got off to a good start and made steady progress as the week went on. We had quite a few first-timers on this camp but, as always happens, the more experienced cadets helped their new colleagues to settle-in to what they knew was going to be a busy, but rewarding week. The performance at Lincoln Cathedral was a magnificent way to finish the week."