Cadets who can play an instrument at a beginner level or better are invited to join the Military (flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, french horn, trombone, tuba, percussion, etc) or Pipes & Drums ensemble (bagpipes or drums)


Military Band

Do you play an instrument?  Do you want to?

259′s military band is in it’s infancy and we are picking up steam.  There is no musical experience needed to join the band.  We will train you, and even supply you with an instrument if you are keen.  A band can never have too many members so join up and play your heart out.

Pipe Band

Similar to our military band, our pipe band can always add to its ranks.  Learn to play the bagpipes, or the drums in a joint effort with 788 – Penticton’s Army Cadet Corps.  No experience is needed to join the pipe band as we will train you from the ground up.


All cadets who have an interest in playing an instrument are welcome to join the band.  No experience necessary.

in addition, candidates must:

  • Be present each week.
  • Give 100% all the time.
  • Possess a correct and positive attitude towards the members of the band.
  • Constantly demonstrate musical improvement.
Music Instrument Badges

  Drum Major
 Pipe Major Pipe Major
  Music Instrument(Pipe Band Drummer)
 Piper Music Instrument(Piper)
  Music Instrument(Musician)
  Music Proficiency Level 1
  Music Proficiency Level 2
  Music Proficiency Level 3
  Music Proficiency Level 4
  Music Proficiency Level 5