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From Mozart to Military Wives…
A special fundraising concert has been announced at St John’s Church in Hartley Wintney, near Basingstoke in Hampshire. The event will take place on Saturday 20 September, with the concert starting at 19.30.
Combining classical with contemporary, the evening will begin with Mozart’s Wind Serenade No. 10 in Bb Major for ‘Gran Partita’ and conclude with a modern musical ‘journey’, courtesy of the Military Wives Choir.
Proceeds from the evening will go towards both St John’s Church and CVQO, by kind permission of Revd Mark Tanner.
For more information see our website

From Mozart to Military Wives…

A special fundraising concert has been announced at St John’s Church in Hartley Wintney, near Basingstoke in Hampshire. The event will take place on Saturday 20 September, with the concert starting at 19.30.

Combining classical with contemporary, the evening will begin with Mozart’s Wind Serenade No. 10 in Bb Major for ‘Gran Partita’ and conclude with a modern musical ‘journey’, courtesy of the Military Wives Choir.

Proceeds from the evening will go towards both St John’s Church and CVQO, by kind permission of Revd Mark Tanner.

For more information see our website

Number 10 - Raising funds to music!

On Wednesday an event was held at number 10 Downing Street as apart of the Government’s Cadet Expansion Programme. The aim was to raise funds from private backers in addition to the £1 million Government bursary scheme. 

Of course, no such event would be complete without music, and CVQO Regional Operations Manager for Music, Gil Singleton, provided the band, albeit in his role as Principal Director of Music, Air Cadets.

The band shown above, is the ACO National Marching Band, most of whose members either have gained a CVQO led BTEC Level 2 in Music, or are currently studying for one. 

The top photo shows Gil talking to the Prime Minister, David Cameron

High-res Latest news from 2366 Squadron ATC! Civilian Instructor Palmiero has just gained a CVQO led BTEC Level 2 in Music as a Cadet Warrant Officer.

Well done! Hopefully this is just his first CVQO qualification…

Latest news from 2366 Squadron ATC!

Civilian Instructor Palmiero has just gained a CVQO led BTEC Level 2 in Music as a Cadet Warrant Officer.

Well done! Hopefully this is just his first CVQO qualification…

Music News - Central & E Yorks

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.

CVQO Music News!

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…

CVQO Music News

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.

High-res CVQO-led BTEC Level 2 in MusicHints 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. 

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. 

High-res 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. 
Donations are invited and proceeds will fund band music qualifications at BTEC Level 2 for the young musicians in partnership with CVQO Scotland.

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. 

Donations are invited and proceeds will fund band music qualifications at BTEC Level 2 for the young musicians in partnership with CVQO Scotland.

High-res 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)

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)