Many reasons to join Scout House Band Inc.

There are a lot of reasons to join the Preston Scout House Band Inc. organization. The main one is – it’s good fun!

Preston Scout House Band, rebuilding in 2017 for a return to a full rehearsal and performance schedule in 2018, has been one of the largest and most successful drum and bugle corps in Canada since the first performances in 1999. Part of the rebuilding process is organizing a massive band of more than 100 current and former members for a special Canada 150 anniversary performance in the Preston Canada Day parade on July 1.

For youths, the Preston Scout House Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps offers a wonderful introduction to the drum corps community including stage, street and field performance opportunities. 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 building, 1580 Queenston Road, Cambridge.

The Scout House Silver Leaves Brass Ensemble entertains on stage and on the street year round. The performance season traditionally begins with the Scout House Spring Ahead family concert in late April, followed by the first road trip of the season to appear during the Great Alliance of Seniors (GAS) annual spring reunions.

Magic of Scout House Competitive Winter Guard swept on to the North East Color Guard Circuit (NOCGC) in high style in January 2015 winning its first contest….and every one since! Magic is undefeated in three seasons of competition, capturing the NECGC championship in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Rehearsals for the 2018 contest season will begin in early autumn.

Preston Scout House Heritage Drill Team wears the vintage uniform of tight black shorts, knee high socks. burgundy short sleeved tops, white gauntlets and black Aussie hats. The unique marching style, with knees lifted high and arms swinging to shoulder height gave Scout House a distinct visual appeal throughout the 1950 and ‘60s. The floor routine performed by the Drill Team recreates many of the popular marching styles of those golden years, including slow march, a wooden soldiers rocking routine, swaying gently from side to side while playing and dancing to the tune of the French Can Can.

Considerable support is required from organization members who never perform, but provide all the support services needed to keep Preston Scout House Band Inc. moving forward.