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Cadets land in the news

Written by Charlene Gunnells
Sunday, 01 August 2010 00:00

scotsman_paperIt's Sunday and many of the cadets are out an about in Edinburgh and cities nearby. Sundays are their day off from organized rehearsals but behind the scenes there is work going on in meetings. It is all in preparation for next week. It's is going to be hectic as the band and pipes start rehearsals with all the other performers who are arriving in Scotland today. The preview night performance is Thursday and opening night is Friday. Things are about to pick up speed.

Friday and Saturday the cadets rehearsed their music, marching technique and performance. They have a few surprises in their show. We're hoping to be able to bring those to you, but we don't want to spoil the surprise for the 8,700 spectators who will come to Edinburgh Castle for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo opening night.

In the meantime our band has already made a name for itself here in Edinburgh. This week we met a photographer from The Scotsman, the country's largest newspaper. He had come to our dormitory to take pictures of another Tattoo group and was intrigued by the cadets. He came to rehearsals at Redford Barracks and took loads of pictures. One of them, the one in this photo, was in the Saturday edition of The Scotsman. Two of the cadets pictured are from the Charleston area - Christopher Tipton, the trumpet player in the center is a Stratford High School graduate from Summerville and Kelly Oliver, far right, is a West Ashley High School graduate from Charleston.

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