Reigate Sea Cadets recently competed in the Southern Area band contest
Sunday 15th June 2014 saw the Southern area Sea Cadets band contest, with Reigate entering for the third year in a row following their triumph at the 2013 contest seeing them through to the National Competition at the Tower of London. Despite the grey weather and early start, the band built upon their achievements from last year by winning trophies for “Best Bugle Section” and “Best Marching Display”, as well as coming second overall in the Championship Class. Leading Cadet Cameron Ballantyne, who has been the Drum Major for over two years, was also awarded a silver medal in the “Best Drum Major” competition. Sadly for us he is turning 18 in July and will be leaving cadets with aspirations of joining the Army. We congratulate and thank him for playing such a huge part in the Band’s successes over the past few years.
PO Smith, Bandmaster, said “I’m extremely proud of the achievements of the band at the competition. The whole team is clearly improving every year and I’m confident that, with their continued commitment and effort, we have a real chance of taking home some silverware from the National competition next year.”
As the National Competition is a biennial event, the band will not advance further this year; however this news may bring some relief to the cadets, staff and parents who have all worked very hard over the last few weeks to make sure the Band were on top form for the contest. BZ to all!
If you want to know more about Reigate Sea Cadets please visit http://www.sea-cadets.org/reigate/home.aspx