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A cause worth humming for

By Major Jean-Francois Lambert, Public Affairs Officer and Band Programs Officer –

Do you prefer Mozart’s music or pop songs? Or is it Pipes & Drums, military marches or movie themes? Regardless what makes you hum along, there will be something for you on May 4 and 5 at the Uplands Site Military Chapel with the 75/742 Band Programs second annual concerts.

The Band Programs comprises of about 80 young cadets from the NCR, with a focus on the Ottawa South and Barrhaven communities. These young artists are between 12-18 years old and are all united for the love of music, good citizenship and a desire to make a difference in their community.

The 75/742 Band Programs have a variety of ensembles that will certainly make you want to go back in time and join them. Ensembles include the Pipes & Drums and Brass & Reed bands, as well as a quintet, a quartet, singers and soloists!

This year’s concerts will be held at the Uplands Site Military Chapel, 337 Breadner Blvd, Ottawa, on Friday and Saturday, May 4 and 5 from 7-9 PM.

These 80 young musicians & eight ensembles are under the direction of Band Sergeant Major WO2 Anne-Florence Lambert, a high school student at Franco-Cité and the Air Cadet selected as the “Most Prolific Air Cadet Musician in Canada” for 2017.

But wait, there is more! The Band Programs also see their responsibility as leaders with the community, and it is for this important reason that they decided to collect donations at the door (suggested $5 per person). By being with us, and by sharing this opportunity with your circle of influence you could also help us support our selected charities of choice: our local Food Cupboards. All profits will go directly to those in need, giving our Band Programs cadets (and you!) a feeling of achievement and of good citizenship.

Thank you for your support on behalf of all Band Cadets and the team of volunteers that make this wonderful annual project possible.

Photo: Courtesy of the Band

This post is also available in: Français (French)

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