Cadet Aiden Jacobs, a member of Creston’s 1746 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps, was selected as the top musician in the basic pipes and drums course at the final parade of Bravo training group at Vernon Army Cadet Summer Training Centre.
Cadets enrolled in band courses focus almost exclusively on music training to improve their skills with their chosen instruments. The cadets in Bravo Company also marched in community parades in Oliver and Penticton and performed several public concerts in Vernon. Cadets enrolled in the pipes and drums courses also spent many hours practicing highland dancing, which they demonstrated to the cadets at VACSTC during a band concert in the final week.
During the summer, more than 1200 Army, Sea, and Air cadets from western Canada will have spent up to six weeks in the Okanagan Valley training centre, expanding the training they receive at their home corps, developing new skills and forming friendships.