Winging way back to Wisbech

The RAF Swing Wing orchestra
The RAF Swing Wing orchestra
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The RAF Swing Wing Band is returning to Wisbech.

They will be appearing for the sixth time in the town when they perform in the theatre at the Thomas Clarkson Academy on Saturday, March 12.

Their performances always prove popular. Last year they raised £1,300 for the RAF Association’s Wings Appeal.

Swing Wing is part of the Royal Air Force College, Cranwell, military band and has appeared all over the UK, in venues ranging from theatres, concert halls to cold, draughty aircraft hangars!

This year Swing Wing are basing their concert on the music of Count Basie, an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader and composer.

He created innovations like the use of two “split” tenor saxophones, emphasising the rhythm section. The concert will provide an opportunity to hear live music of the highest calibre.

It will begin at 7.30pm and tickets cost £10 each. All proceeds from the concert will be donated to Air Force charities.

Further details and tickets can be obtained from Jan and Ray Hutchinson on 01945 584595.

Tickets can also be bought from The Cat’s Pyjamas, Union Street, Wisbech, from February 2.