51 (Orton) Squadron has had its own drum core for over 2 years now, and has led many parades from Royal British Legion dedication service to being a regular at the Holme 1940’s weekend to name just a few. This successful band has developed under the command of Flight Sergeant Darren Smith who in recent months has started to incorporate Cymbals and Bell Lyre.
Flt Sgt Smith, knowing that the band was ready for its next stage contacted Wing Commander Makkie Retired from 115 (Peterborough) Squadron, who is a current member of the RAF Wyton Volunteer Band and Scott Kornek from the Peterborough Highland Pipe Band, and it was decided that forces would be joined and the creation of Peterborough ATC Band was well on its way.
The first practise of the new band was held at 51 (Orton) Squadron this weekend and what a success.
On the first joint session the cadets successfully learnt Colonel Bogey and with plenty more tunes in the pipeline, we are already taking bookings for the band. To book your place in our diary please contact CI Tasha Robinett on 07725 873 405, or if you want more information on what the band can do speak direct with Flight Sergeant Darren Smith.
If you would like to be a member of 51 (Orton) Squadron either as a cadet or a member of staff, and make a difference, why not visit our website www.51sqnatc.co.uk or call us on 07725 873 405.