Talented young clarinet player from Milton Keynes join RAF concert band

Tegan Dodimead
Tegan Dodimead

Talented year 9 pupil Tegan Dodimead is delighted to have been selected to play clarinet in the RAF Air Cadets National Concert Band.

Tegan, who attends St Paul’s Catholic School, made her debut performance in London earlier this month.

She performed at St Clement Danes Church (the RAF church on the Strand), and at the Royal Courts of Justice during events held on Sunday, February 11 to celebrate 100 years of the Royal Air Force.

Following these performances, Tegan attended the Air Cadet National Concert Band camp at RAF Cranwell in Lincolnshire.

Arranged by the Air Cadets HQ, this camp is structured as a week’s work experience with one of the two professional RAF Bands based there, providing participants with the opportunity to share a stage with the best musicians in the RAF.

Nicola Andrews, music teacher at St Paul’s Catholic School, said: “This is a great achievement for Tegan. It’s wonderful that her talents are being recognised by the Air Cadets and we wish her well for her future performances.”

Tegan said: “I was delighted to be selected to join the National Concert Band, I felt very proud representing my Squadron (207 Cranfield) and performing in London was the highlight of my time so far in the RAF Air Cadets. I’d like to thank St Paul’s for giving me the opportunity to have weekly woodwind lessons, so I can constantly improve my playing.”