RAF Swing Wing returns to Wisbech

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Unless stated otherwise, all imagery by Gordon Elias, Team Leader Serco Photographic Department, RAF Cranwell.'Tel 01400 266598
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Air personnel will be swinging their way into Wisbech for a special concert next month.

The Royal Air Force College Swing Wing Band will return to the town on Saturday, April 25, and perform another popular concert with a movies theme.

The RAF Swing Wing is a 20-piece big band which plays in the style of the big bands of the 40s, 50s and 60s.

The band was formed in 1989 and celebrates a golden era of music.

New Band Sergeant, Duncan Opie, said the reorganisation in RAF Music Services means that there will be some new faces in the band.

The most prominent of the new members will be their leader, Flt Lt Matthew Little, who took over as Director of Music of The Band of the RAF College in late 2014.

Although staying true to the band’s traditions, he will bring his own distinct style to the music they will play in Wisbech.

The band’s programme will included very popular numbers covering all swing band years, as well as including later tunes bringing them right up to date.

The concert will give the audience an opportunity to enjoy some of the best live music in the area.

It will take place in the theatre at the The Thomas Clarkson Academy in Corporation Road.

The concert will begin at 7.30pm with doors opening at 6.30.

Tickets will be £10 each and all proceeds from the concert will be donated to local RAF charities.

For further information, or to reserve tickets, contact Jan or Ray Hutchinson on 01945 584595.

Tickets will be on sale at The Cat’s Pyjamas store in Union Street, Wisbech.