Army cadets launch new school of music

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ARMY CADETS from the Dispatch district and the rest of Nottinghamshire were in fine voice to celebrate the launch of a new school of music in Bulwell.

The centre, which offers cadets the chance to achieve musical qualifications, has been opened at the TERRITORIAL ARMY (TA) base on Hucknall Lane. The base is also home to the Bulwell detachment of the Army Cadets.

Performances at the celebration featured Army cadets and instructors, representatives of the Air Training Corps (ATC) and the renowned band of the South Notts Hussars, who are also based at the TA centre.

Audiences were entertained by a range of modern and classic songs, ranging from ‘Singin’ In The Rain’ and ‘Flashdance’ to ‘Jerusalem’ and ‘Land Of Hope And Glory’, which had the crowd on their feet and singing along.

The evening started off with a traditional ‘sunset ceremony’, with more than 30 musicians playing a series of traditional military anthems as they marched across the drill square. This finished with a salute taken by the Commandant of Nottinghamshire Army Cadet Force, Col Nigel Rippon.

As well as performances, a raffle in aid of military charities raised more than £250.

n OUR PHOTO shows a drummer on the march.