Latest news from Iain Lowther:
After a busy week at Durham & North’land Wing, tonight and next week I’m off to Central & East Yorks Wing.
Music Cadets from all over the Wing will be meeting at four locations central to their Sectors. Tonight we are meeting at Darlington Sqn, Monday night at Lawnswood Sqn, Tuesday at Scarborough Sqn, and Wednesday at Hornsea Sqn.
These BTEC Music Workbook sessions will give all our Music Cadets in C&E Yorks Wing a great chance to advance and even complete their BTEC Level 2 Diplomas in Music.
We’ve just heard from Gil Singleton one of our Music Operations managers about the RAF Fundraising music event at RAF Cranwell last weekend. Gil was serving as the Principal Director of Music for the event and says:
This one was the best yet! - it’s good every year, but the quality this year was outstanding!
During the evening all the cadets who had or are taking a CVQO-led BTEC were asked to stand and take a bow!
A great evening…
Just received from our Head of Music:
What a week for Cadet Force Music! Air Cadet and Sea Cadet National Band Camps are being held at RAF Cranwell and HMS Raleigh respectivley, with the ACF showcasing their talents at the Rorkes Drift concert in Brecon.
The activities the cadets will participate in will count towards CVQO’s BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Music and we wish them all lots of luck with their performances.
CVQO-led BTEC Level 2 in Music
Hints and tips from Richard Allen - Operations Manager, Music
Music Assignment 16 - Cadet Performance:
Cadets can use any length or style performing on their own to an audience. Staff must complete the form on page 11 of Workbook 2.
The cadet may be backed by a band when playing. Most cadets will have ‘Recognised Prior Learning’ for this assignment. Please send in a DVD as evidence.
Bathgate playing for BTECs!
The Band of 1271 (Bathgate) Squadron would like to invite you to ‘An Afternoon of Music’.
The event will be presented by their bandmaster Dean Welsh and will take place on Sunday 22nd December 2013 at 3pm at the Bathgate Partnership Centre in South Bridge Street Bathgate.
Blown away by response to RAF Cranwell February Band Camp
Gil Singleton - Music Operations Manager at CVQO said:
There’s been a magnificent response to the Calling Notice for the forthcoming Air Cadet National Concert Band Camp at RAF Cranwell in February from both ATC and CCF RAF cadets.
Those already enrolled on the BTEC Music will benefit, and those yet to sign up will be able to ‘bank’ their participation.
Gil also mentioned that the standard of applicant is extremely high this year, which is always pleasing.
If you would like to find out more about the CVQO-led Level 2 BTEC in Music there are more details on this link.
(Gil Singleton is pictured above at the recent Birmingham Tattoo where he was conducting)
Durham ACF Decade of Academic Achievement through CVQO
On Wednesday, Colonel C Tearney, Commandant of Durham Army Cadet Force welcomed over 100 guests to an award ceremony held at Londonderry Hall, South Shields, to celebrate 10 years of academic achievement for cadets in Durham ACF.
In recognition of the value of these awards and since Durham ACF straddles the boundaries of two counties, both the Lord-Lieutenant of Tyne and Wear, Nigel Sherlock Esq OBE and the Lord-Lieutenant of County Durham, Mrs. Sue Snowdon kindly agreed to be guests of honour and to make the presentations.
More than 600 cadets from Durham have gained BTEC Awards since the scheme was rolled out nationally just over ten years ago. These are BTEC Level 2 Awards in Public Services and, for those in the Band, BTEC Level 2 Awards in Music.
These awards are recognised by employers, colleges and universities and can make a significant difference to the cadet’s chances of gaining employment or access to higher education.
Photograph shows Colonel C Tearney, Commandant of Durham Army Cadet Force, Nigel Sherlock, OBE, Lord-Lieutenant of Tyne & Wear and Mrs Sue Snowdon, Lord-Lieutenant of County Durham flanked by some of the recipients of the BTEC Awards.
And The Force was with him…
Our Regional Operations Managers have to be prepared for anything! Pictured above is Gil Singleton trying to sign up Lord Vader to a CVQO-led qualification in Teamwork and Leadership last Friday evening at St Clement Danes Church in London.
Gil was attending the concert celebrating Flight and Space as Principal Director of Music for the Air Cadet Organisation. During the event he conducted the Air Cadet National Concert Band (lower photo).
Many of the cadets involved are registered on the CVQO-led BTEC in Music. Unfortunately Lord Vader felt unable to commit to a qualification at this time.
CVQO visited the ACF Advanced Musicians Course and the SCC National Band Camp during this half term.
It’s terrific to see so many cadets involved in Music and all those activities will count towards the BTEC Music qualification!
See and hear some of the CVQO Piping Masterclass in Hong Kong a few days ago. With thanks to Winnie Ho and Hong Kong ACC for the photos and videos