RAF Cranwell Visit

Published on 16 Feb 2017 in Music.

Ten of the school’s most advanced woodwind, brass and percussion players were recently privileged to be invited to travel to RAF Cranwell in Lincolnshire to rehearse with the superb Band of the Royal Air Force College.  These fortunate students sat alongside their RAF counterparts as they worked their way through such music as Star Wars, Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines and Verdi’s ‘Force of Destiny’ Overture.  It was for the young players a wonderful experience, and paves the way for a joint concert with the RAF College Band, St Aidan’s Junior Band and Symphonic Wind Band at the Royal Hall, Harrogate, on Saturday 4th March.  The St Aidan’s musicians, numbering in excess of 120 will take the stage for the first half, before the RAF Band presents their high quality and entertaining second half programme, with the 10 St Aidan’s players in amongst them.  It will surely be an inspiring evening, driving St Aidan’s young musicians to further heights; as the RAF’s motto has it, ‘Per Ardua Ad Astra’ – ‘Through Struggle To The Stars”! Tickets are available from www.positickets.co.uk (£10 adults, £5 under 18s)