The Military WAGS Choir based in Catterick Garrison is a choir aimed at ladies who are attached in some way to the military as a Wife, Affiliate, Girlfriend or Servicewoman. We regularly meet to rehearse, socialise and perform.
The choir was formed in April 2010 just as 19 Brigade was about to embark on a six-month tour to Afghanistan at the height of the war. Casualties were expected and two Scots Guards' wives, Caroline Jopp and Nicky Clarke, felt the wives and girlfriends left behind needed something to keep their spirits up, and the choir was born.
The choir was an immediate success, with the weekly rehearsals providing an opportunity for women to get together, support each other and have fun.
The Military WAGS Choir Catterick Garrison gained charitable status in its own right in January 2013 and we continue to fundraise for our own running cost, as well as other community charities.