The band is comprised of 50 of the top teenage musicians of the Royal Canadian Sea, Army and Air Cadets selected from across B.C. and is under the direction of Lieut. (N) Carl McLean.
Being selected for the “spring break” Honour Band is a coveted prize amongst the 1,600 cadet musicians that populate cadet bands in 70 B.C. communities. The young musicians range in age from 14 to 18 years of age and the majority play at a level equivalent to grade five/six of the Royal Conservatory of Music. Many of them play in their community or school band as well as their cadet band.
The cadets undergo three days of rehearsal in preparation for the concert. The full concert band is complemented by pipes and drums and will perform popular music highlighted by military pomp and ceremony.
Free concert: First-come, First-served seating