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Music180 Sqn participates greatly in the Air Cadet music program by having a competing band and sending cadets to music summer training courses. Cadets have the opportunity to be introduced and immersed into military-style marching bands, and to perform and compete.
 

Drum and Bugle Band
180 Sqn is unique in having one of the few "Drum and Bugle" style marching bands, as opposed to the more common "brass and reed" or "pipe and drum" bands. Cadets play three-valved bugles and marching drums to perform drum-corps style routines at competitions, and act as a service band for 180 Sqn during parades.
 
The band accepts cadets of all musical levels in the early part of the training year, and trains them weekly in preparation for the band competitions. Cadets normally practice on Saturdays and sometimes on extra days as necessary.
 
The band competes in a Toronto-area competition and, if successful, in a provincial cadet competition.
 
Instruments:
  • Trumpet (Soprano)
  • Mellophone
  • Baritone
  • Contrabass
  • Snare Drum
  • Bass Drum
  • Quint Drums
  • Cymbals
  • Bells
Summer Courses
  • Basic Musician Course (BMC) - 3 Weeks
  • Intermediate Musician Course (IMC) - 6 Weeks
  • Advanced Musician Course (AMC) - 6 Weeks

 

Instruments

 

Brass Information

How to Hold a Soprane (Trumpet)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3MZpeo0CSg&list=RDw3MZpeo0CSg&start_radio=1&t=2

 

How to Hold a Baritone or Mellophone

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbZ0ySSXS8E&t=6s

 

The Soprano Info

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtyWmr3t5xg - All About the Trumpet: A "Sop-umentary" 

 

Mellophone Info

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zm9rhlpGJWM - All About the Mellophone: A "Mello-mentary" 

 

Baritone Info

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xL6H_g7voQ8 - All About the Baritone: A "Bari-mentary"

 

Contra Info

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyjemE1Ajs4&t=3s - All About the Contra: A Contra-mentary

 

How to Play Instructions

How to Play Brass

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9k4yKcdvpE&list=RDCMUCjX5wLhZv55R1ufvuw-dpMg&index=1  - Beginning Lesson On Making A Tone

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Zb4TFVylEw&list=RDCMUCjX5wLhZv55R1ufvuw-dpMg&index=2 - Notes and Beginning Technique

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFiItVORrmw&list=RDCMUCjX5wLhZv55R1ufvuw-dpMg&index=3 - Learning With A Mirror Plus Easy Songs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUCVrqxcUvU&list=RDCMUCjX5wLhZv55R1ufvuw-dpMg&index=4 - Tonguing Beginning Lesson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TwZQRDl5TE&list=RDCMUCjX5wLhZv55R1ufvuw-dpMg&index=5 - Warm Up Lesson

 

Using The BERP

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmUusmnU4Gw - Practicing with a BERP !

 

Percussion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-T-puHsPN_Y -  How To Hold Drumsticks | Matched & Traditional Grip for Snare Drum Ep. 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ns3eCYTUOtM - Traditional Grip Tutorial for Snare Drum | How To Hold Drumsticks Ep. 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ix5S05MkRY - Drum Stroke Technique | Rebound & Down Strokes | Drumline Fundamentals Ep. 3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94Prk7--wV0 - How to Play a Drum Roll | Double Stroke Roll | Swiss Cheese & Beats Ep. 5

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nHhZrqbfNk - Marching Snare Drum Fundamental Strokes | Swiss Cheese & Beats Ep. 6

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-1b06z_RSY - 16th Note 3 Note Timing | Swiss Cheese & Beats Ep. 7

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pY5MD_35rw - 16th Note Grid | How To Play 16th Note Accent Ep. 8

 

Marching Tenors

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yv081s8WBvo - Basic Movement

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A56ankOCMjk - Around Patterns

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Be-V0JGiuNo - Building Fast Singles

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMqSuq8frKg - Crossovers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNeO97AI_xo - Sweeps and Scrapes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ccmkh8C0kjw - Cool Stuff You Should Know

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heNjaR8eFVk - Beyond the Basics

 

Marching Instruction

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKIY-t7Nn4g - Box Drills

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHJ5hNqSv80&list=RDJKIY-t7Nn4g&index=7 - Brass Marching Block - Box Drills

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9w2d_eX6GA&list=RDJKIY-t7Nn4g&index=18 - Stretch & Body warmup for Marching Band

 

180 Mosquito Squadron Band Videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wnlu58pna3k - 180 Mosquito Squadron- Annual Review: Band Routine 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFUtHlaJWic - 180 Mosquito Squadron Drum and Bugle Band - 180 Invitational Competition 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0XVpaHr7a8 - 180 Mosquito Drum and Bugle band - 180 Invitational Competition 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vxtmZ7wDuE - 180 Mosquito Squadron Band. 75th Annual Review 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxUGzR-1zMQ - 180 Mosquito Squadron Band Competition 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaSpWtRn1jw - 180 Mosquito Squadron Phase I Competition (2015) - Band Compulsory

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTiKI9fkwzc - 180 Mosquito Squadron Phase I Competition (2014) - Band Compulsory

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PvXnFWf0QM - 180 Band 2013 - Supplementary Routine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtP8vS6JJdI - 180 Mosquito sqn Freestyle pt. 1 Provincials 2012

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPyfNA29fDk - 180 Mosquito sqn Freestyle pt. 2 Provincials 2012

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpCBPkwkzVE - 180 Band 2011 Supplementary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0rCh90urdU - 180 Band 2011 Compulsory