Sea Cadet Band
Abingdon Sea Cadet Band started in December 2002 under the musical
Direction of Bandmaster Petty Officer (scc) Marc Pether.
After spending time with the Royal Green Jackets Waterloo Band &
Bugles PO Pether returned to Abingdon Sea Cadets as an instructor and
raised the initial money to procure Band equipment to enable the cadets
to begin on their musical training.
June of 2003 the Abingdon Band entered the Southern Area Band contest
(there first public display) and out of 5 Novice class bands came joint
3rd and in the same competition Drum Major Mike Hammond came 4th out of
the 10 Drum Majors to enter.
rest of 2003 saw the Band perform local at many different events the
high light of this was leading the Royal British Legion through the Town
of Abingdon on the day they received there new standard 82 years to the
day of the Branch forming.
Brings new challenges to the Band as well as the Southern Area Band
Contest the Band have already been booked to play on St George's day in
the centre of Oxford and to play for the Town of Abingdon as they launch
the Abingdon in Bloom festival, The Band will also play a part in this
years 60th anniversary of the D-Day landings.
you would like more information on the Band
would like to hire them for a special event
Bandmaster PO (SCC) M Pether
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