It was a musical performance to remember for members of 2422 Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary’s) Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps pipes and drums squad.
The group was part of the annual Cadet Band Display in Victoria earlier this month, performing marching and musical routines for an audience of supporters and reviewing judges.
The Nanaimo cadet musicians performed in a joint band with their partnering cadet bands in Comox and Victoria, achieving 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 to cadets and parents.
Instruction is provided by volunteers from the local piping and drumming community. Summer music courses are provided by the Department of National Defence, ranging between three and six weeks in duration.
The army cadet program is designed for youth who are interested in learning new skills, experiencing adventurous activities, national or international expeditions and travel, and meeting others with similar interests.
The 2422 regiment meets Tuesday evenings from 6:15-9:15 p.m. each week at the Brigadier DR Sargent Armoury on Nanaimo Lakes Road.
For more information, please go to http://www.cadets.ca/lhq/2422army or leave a phone message at 250-755-5361.