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.