The band cadets learn music theory and participate in the squadron band. Interested cadets without a music background can still join the band as some instruction and instruments are provided. The band attends the regional competitions and band cadets may also attend band courses in the summer.
The band can be heard at the squadron during the monthly Commanding Officer’s parade and at Annual Parade.
Officer I/c CV Steeves
2IC of Band, Drill Instructor 2Lt Murray
Drum Major FSgt Mai
Band Practices Tuesday Nights 1830 to 2100 weekly starting September 17 at Squadron HQ.
Cougar Band cadets will be in Pitt Meadows for Rememberence Day Ceremonies.
Band Clinic for the Fraser Valley is in November in Abbotsford. This clinic is for music testing and the advancement of music levels from Basic to Level 5. In order to become a Drum Major cadets must be Level 3 Qualified before becoming Drum Major qualified at Band Clinic.
– Maple Ridge Christmas Parade Dec 7 2019
– a Senior Home in Maple Ridge on a Tuesday night in December for Christmas. Home and location to be announced closer to November.
Lower Mainland Band Competition is Saturday May 9 2020 at Minoru Arena in Richmond. We leave Squadron HQ at 0630 via Bus and arrive back at Squadron HQ by 1800.
Extra Practices for Band Comp will be on Sundays time to be announced in January. Practices to start Feb 9 2020.
Each year the cadets design a Hoodie that they wear to Band Comp as a Team. We do our best to keep costs to cadets between $30 to $40. Hoodie design will be completed by December and ordered end of January.