Striving for musical excellence, the 540 squadron brass and reed marching band provides an opportunity for dedicated cadets of any training level to gather and achieve greater standards of music and drill through shared interests in music and performance. The overall impact to 540 Sqn is far reaching through the band’s key role in representing the squadron and supporting the community by performing in parades, competitions, and concerts.

Cadets interested in joining the band are required to have prior musical experience in the instrument of their choice.

The band practices on Wednesdays at T.A. Blakelock High School, and is coached by Captain DePass and CV Chander, with the Drum Major, FCpl Li.

Skills Developed

Music Proficiency. Performance. Teamwork. Drill.


T.A. Blakelock High School


Captain Neil DePass
Ms. Monica Chander

Drum Major

Sgt Rebecca Li