During the spring break of 2011, I went to victoria to be a part of the 2011 B.C Cadet Honour Band. It was the best and most balanced band that I have ever worked with. I would just like to say it was the hardest 3 days of my musical life.
Over the period of 3 days, we had 8 hours of rehearsal time. We ended up playing over 20 peices in our concert! That is only 2 hours of rehearsal per song!! It was a great achievement for me to be chosen for the honour band and to play with such talented players from all around B.C.
The cadets were nice, the staff were awesome, the music was great, and the concerts just made you feel so alive. I got to experience the touring part of music and absolutely loved it. I miss it so much and can't wait for 2012 to come around the corner! Music is one of the big programs in cadets, and the music program in cadets are just fantastic!
I've been a part of cadets for 6 years now, and I have to say, have included some of the best moments of my life. There is so much the cadet program has to offer, like biathlon, music, range, sailing, deployments, and summer training. I would not be the happy person I am today without cadets.
If you're in Cadets, stay, and work hard. If you're not, JOIN! There is no other program in the whole world that is as rewarding as cadets. A little advice I would like to give to you younger cadets, attend as often and as many things as possible, be yourself, learn something new, and have fun!
PO2 T. Vo