Cadet Warrant Officer Benjamin Turner from 3005 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps plays the french horn during the first rehearsal of the 2015 B.C. Cadet Honour Band on March 14.

B.C. Cadet Honours Band plays free concert at McPherson Theatre

Only 45 musicians are selected from pool of 1,700 for the annual B.C. Cadet Honour Band

Cadet Warrant Officer Benjamin Turner is one of two French Horns performing with the 2015 B.C. Cadet Honour Band this week.

Turner is a Reynolds secondary student and member or the Reynolds band program, and is also part of the the 3005 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps band, as a cadet of five years.

There are more than 1,700 cadet musicians in B.C., of which 45 are selected for the annual B.C. Cadet Honour Band.

“This opportunity will not only give me the chance to showcase and improve my playing, it gives me the chance to see old camp friends and make new ones,” Turner said.

The Cadet band performs a free concert tonight at The McPherson Theatre in Victoria and at The Port Theatre on Wednesday (March 18) in Nanaimo, with a 7:30 p.m. start at both events.

The tour continues with two more stops at the Michael J. Fox Theatre in Burnaby and the Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre. All shows are free admission.

The all-star type band learns a concert’s worth of music in just three days ahead of the tour.

See the band’s first rehearsal below.

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