B.C. Cadet Honour Band takes to the stage

Galen March (left) and Robert Lewis (far right), of Enderby, prepare for the Cadet Honour Band performance in Vernon Saturday. - Wayne Emde photo
Galen March (left) and Robert Lewis (far right), of Enderby, prepare for the Cadet Honour Band performance in Vernon Saturday.
— image credit: Wayne Emde photo


Special to The Morning Star

Two Enderby army cadets will take to the stage when the 2014 B.C. Cadet Honour Band performs at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Galen March, and Robert Lewis, both snare drummers, will perform as part of the larger band and also in a drum line where they will showcase their skills.

The full concert band will play a variety of lively tunes, including marches to commemorate the centennial of the First World War and the 75th anniversary of the Second World War, as well as a selection of varied and light music.

The cadet program offers free admission to the concert.

The 45 cadet musicians were carefully selected for the one-week spring break band based their musical skill.

Most of the cadets have achieved a minimum of level five with the Cadet National Music Program.

“Selection for the B.C. Cadet Honour Band is considered a coveted prize amongst the 1,600 cadet musicians in B.C.,” said Carl McLean, honour band music director.

“The honour band program showcases cadets’ impressive musical ability, something I am confident their families, friends and communities are proud.”

The young musicians range in age from 14 to 18 years of age, and are a mix of sea, army and air cadets.

The honour band will also visit Victoria, Nanaimo and Burnaby.


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