Cadet Sergeant Phil Breeze has spent the majority of July representing 2229 Loughborough Squadron at a series of high profile musical events. The talented musician plays Bass Trombone and Lead guitar as well as many other instruments. He was the mastermind behind Loughborough Squadrons’ recent success at the Cadet Central and East Regional Band Competition, where the Squadrons’ rendition of ‘Don’t Stop Believing’ by Glee, finished third overall.
Cdt Sgt Breeze commented:
In July this year, I represented the ATC in several high profile music events. This began with a week spent training with the national marching band of the Air Cadet Organisation (ACO) in preparation for a parade along the Mall in London for the Cadet 150 Celebrations, followed by a garden party at Buckingham palace. We were also invited to play at a WWII Air show at the Imperial War Museum at Duxford, as well as a seated concert in Fort Blockhouse, Hampshire, where we had been based throughout the week for our training. The following week I represented the ATC in the National Concert Band of the ACO, also based at Fort Blockhouse. This again consisted of a week of intense rehearsals concluding with us providing the music for the Senior Officers and Pilots dinner at RIAT, as well as playing on the main stage during the air show itself.
I have played with the national bands at many other events, including two concerts at Whittle Hall at RAF Cranwell , at Mansion House providing music for the dinner for the 100th anniversary of the air league, a marching display for the inaugural performance of the ACO national marching band next to HMS Victory in Portsmouth Naval Dock, and another marching display at RAF Hendon.
The Squadron is very proud of Phils achievements and we hope he continues with his successes in the future!
By Plt Off Andrew Kenyon RAFVR (T), 2229 Loughborough Squadron