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650 Vanier Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron

Our Motto: "Nil Sine Labore" ("Nothing Without Work")

Squadron Band

     Cadets do not need previous musical experience to try out for our band. We will teach them the basics. After a certain number of weeks, we will hold try-outs where new members can audition for a place in the band. After try-outs, only those cadets in the band will continue for the year. Cadets who do not obtain a position as a music player may participate in the flag party that accompanies the band. The flag party may not be needed for every practice.  We expect cadets who are awarded a position in the band are expected to attend practices on a regular basis.  Cadets who miss too many practices will be replaced.

     The band will participate in a number of Santa Claus Parades (Moncton, Shediac, Cap-Pele, and Souris, PEI). The Band will also prepare a 10-15 minute routine that will be used to compete against other cadet units at the Air Cadet Band and Drill Team Competition which is held in the Spring. They will also perform this routine at our Annual Ceremonial Review in the Spring.

Instruments / positions available are:

  • Glockenspiel player (looks like an upright xylophone)
  • Snare Drummer
  • Tenor Drummer
  • Bass Drummer
  • Cymbal Player
  • Flag Party Member

     Practices are held from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at the Forest Glen School (off Elmwood Drive). Dress is civilian clothing. Cadets must bring indoor shoes, especially if the weather is bad, so that we do not get the gym floor dirty.

Various Band Pictures

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