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Find out about
THE BAND
of 2187 (Canvey Island) Squadron ATC
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Canvey Cadets have always been justly proud of their musical abilities, having had a band since the very early days of the squadron's history. Such is the talent and enthusiasm of 2187 Sqn's cadets that many organisations from all over Essex request the bands presence. For very many years they led the Canvey Carnival, but also appeared at Basildon, Maldon and Witham carnivals, as well as other events in Chelmsford, Rettendon, Fobbing, Southend, Brentwood, Pitsea, and at Hadleigh Castle. They were honoured to provide the band for the disbanding parade of the Royal Observer Corps at Colchester Garrison in 1991, as well as appearing twice at the Royal Tournament in London in different years. In 1995, 2187 Squadron won the East Essex Wing Band Competition, and went on to represent the Wing at the Central & East Region competition at RAF Henlow.

The band consists of a Bandmaster, Drum Major and Bandsmen (also known as Band Cadets or Musicians).

The Bandmaster is usually a member of staff whom is responsible for the teaching of musicians, music style and display by the band, and it's equipment. 

The Drum Major is normally a cadet, and when on a band parade, is the senior figure in a band.  The rest of the band will take their directions from the Drum Major, and orders are often demonstrated by use of his Mace - as it is very difficult to give verbal commands when the band is playing, bandsmen have to carefully watch for the Drum Majors signal with the mace.  It is also the Drum Majors job to ensure the bandsmen are smartly turned out, and works closely with the Bandmaster on deciding display formats and new tunes.

Bandsmen consists of drummers, trumpeters and percussionists that make up the the main body of the band.

Click here to see some photos from Remembrance Day Parade 2006.

 

Drummer
Trumpeter
Percussionist
Drum Major
 
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Saturday 1 December, 2012 16:53

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