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In May 2015 we started a Cadets section for children aged 7 and 8 years old. It’s a Saturday morning session that provides a basic introduction to music and rhythm in a fun and engaging environment.

Cadets don’t practice with the main band, or perform with the band at events, but the skills and experiences they pick up in the section puts them on the path to becoming confident young musicians.


Every session is different. Cadets don’t need to find their own instrument – we provide a selection of exciting and unusual instruments to introduce them to the principles of music and rhythm.
Our leaders provide instruction on how to play each instrument through a variety of enjoyable activities.


Cadets practice indoors at The Hayesbrook School, Tonbridge, from 9:30am to 10:30am every Saturday.
There’s a break about halfway through the session, where they can buy some sweets at our tuck shop and see the main band perform on the playground.
Parents are welcomed to stay and watch.

Moving Up

We encourage all of our Cadets to join the main band when they’re 9 years old, so that their musical talents developed from their time in the section can be put into practice in front of audiences all over the UK and abroad.

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