The Service Children’s Community Choir is made up of children from primary and secondary schools across Catterick Garrison and the wider area. Formed in 2021, the main aim of the choir is to support the mental health and well-being of service pupils through music.

Angela Campbell and Beki Bulmer, founders of the choir, said: “We support children during times when parents are deployed or when they are preparing to move to a new posting. The children gather for weekly rehearsal sessions with our music director Liz Latta. The choir really is a great way to make friends and build confidence!

“Over the last couple of years, we have created lots of magical memories together. In 2022, we worked in close collaboration with Never Such Innocence on a very special project. Thirty-three members of our choir appeared on Britain’s Got Talent, raising the profile of military children everywhere. Their memorable audition in front of the judges made Amanda Holden cry and raised awareness of this incredible group of young people, who go through so much during their time as military families.

“Reaching the live semi-finals was a real achievement and the children were so proud to stand on the stage at the Hammersmith Apollo and perform. Since then, the children have gone on to perform at the Houses of Parliament and have even sung for the Prime Minister Rishi Sunak during a visit to Catterick Garrison.

“We can’t wait to see how the Service Children’s Community choir continues to grow and develop in the future.”

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