MUSIC

Welcome to Devon and Somerset Wing Music Flight

 

The Wing Music Flight was established in September 2008 to provide every Cadet within Devon and Somerset Wing the opportunity to get involved in music at all levels. We currently have a mixture of experienced and beginner musicians.
As well as delivering Corps’ Music objectives, Music Flight Cadets have further opportunities to develop their leadership and teamwork skills. There are a number of lead posts within the Flight that are filled by Cadets. This is a unique opportunity for Cadets to take on a leadership role at Wing level.

Band

The Music Flight has provided entertainment in various formats over the last three years:
Most in demand is the traditional marching Corps of Drums (COD) which heads parades or provides a beating the retreat type format. The COD consists of percussion, tuned percussion (bell lyres), flutes and bugles.
The Fanfare team, where our group of buglers play complex harmonies to highlight an event or perform bugle calls en masse.
Individual buglers have played Last Post and Reveille at Remembrance Parades.
Ensembles ranging from a traditional pop group with rhythm and bass guitars at a garden party through to pianists and violinists at National competitions and larger groups that have played at Vivary Park bandstand, in Taunton.

Band 2

Do you have a flair for music?  

It plays a popular role in the life of cadets in Devon & Somerset Wing and playing as part of our Wing Band is highly rewarding.  

Our aims are to introduce you to music within the cadets, provide you with musical instruction and the opportunity to play at a variety of events.  

You may already be good at an instrument, but don’t worry if you’re new to playing music…if you have talent, we’ll help you make the most of it!  

Our marching band element is restricted to what you can carry, but includes instruments such as:  

  • Saxophone 
  • Clarinet 
  • Euphonium 
  • French horn 
  • Flute  
  • Bugle 
  • Cornet & Trumpet 
  • Trombone 
  • Cymbals 
  • Side drum 
  • Bass drum 
  • Tenor drum 

Marching with a piano is a bit difficult, but that’s what ensembles are for! We’ve got kit drums, keyboards, stringed instruments and vocalists, so plenty to sing about!  

Building your skills, you could earn badges through our Progressive Training Syllabus and, if you want to, even earn a BTEC Level 2 in Music for Practical Performance!  

We’re always on the lookout for adult volunteers who might be willing to give us a helping hand! If you’ve got musical or organisational skills that you’d like to share, please get in touch.  

We’re always available on Facebook at @DSWingBand or by email to band.dsw@rafac.mod.gov.uk.