Why Join the Scout House Band, Cadets, Silver Leaves, Winter Guard or Drill Team?
There are a lot of reasons to join. The main one is – it’s good fun!
The Preston Scout House Alumni Band is one of the largest and most successful Alumni Band in Canada. You’ll be part of a crowd-pleasing, well-appreciated corps. You’ll be part of a crowd-pleasing, well-appreciated corps. We do drum corps right!
For youths, the Preston Scout House Cadets offers a wonderful introduction to drum corps including professional-level performances.
No prior experience? It’s OK! We will happily teach you.
The Cadets practice year round on Wednesday evenings (7 - 9 pm) at Preston Scout House, 1580 Queenston Road, Cambridge.
Until mid-May, the Band practices music on Sunday afternoons (1 - 4 pm) at the Preston Knights of Columbus Hall, 333 Speedsville Road, Cambridge. Once the weather is suitable (May till end of August) the Field Show drill is the focus for the Band. The practice site is the Cambridge Center Mall (Bay parking lot – Bishop St.) at the corner of Hespeler Road and Bishop. Thursdays from 6:30 pm - Dusk.
All are welcome to come and watch – maybe join!.
We are always looking to add new members to all of our groups. We require horn players – from top soprano down to contra bass as well as percussionists from snare to cymbals. See the Events page for practice times and locations.
Playing experience is not necessary!
The Band and Cadets play b-flat horns, however any prior experience with a brass instrument (or other instrument) will equip you well to perform in the Band.
If you are interested in playing a horn, we will teach you. In either case, some prior horn experience or not, please drop by on upcoming practice and check us out, or better still, contact Activities Coordinator Nancy Weiler (519) 653-3376 for more information. Bring a friend!
In our percussion section we are looking to add people at all places – bass, snare, tenor, quads, ”swinging” tenor drummers, bass, and cymbal players. We also have openings for glockenspiel players. Again, please contact our Activities Coordinator (519) 653-3376 for more information.