Cadets drum up gold beat

Members of 2422 Canadian Scottish Regiment put on a gold performance at band display.

Warrant Officer Lauren Mitchell

Warrant Officer Lauren Mitchell

Members of 2422 Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary’s) Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps’ pipes and drums program set the bar high with a gold performance last month.

Competing at the annual cadet band display in Victoria, the cadets performed marching and musical routines for an audience of supporters and reviewing judges.

The group performed in a joint band with its partnering cadet band in Comox, earning a gold standard, the highest rating possible for cadet bands.

The army cadet pipes and drums program provides cadets with an opportunity to learn and develop skills in bagpipes and drumming at no cost.

Instruction is provided by volunteers, and summer music courses are provided by the Department of National Defence.

The army cadet program is designed for youth interested in learning new skills, experiencing adventurous activities, national or international expeditions and travel, and meeting others with similar interests.

The Canadian Scottish Regiment meets Tuesday evenings from 6:15-9:15 p.m. at the Brigadier DR Sargent Armoury, 709 Nanaimo Lakes Rd., across from Colliery Dam Park in Nanaimo.

For more information, please go to www.cadets.ca or call 250-755-5361.