Tradition | Excellence | Opportunity
The Grey Vision
Grey remains as one of the leading schools in the country, with a culture and value system that support its fine heritage. Grey is recognised for its competitiveness and excellence in academic, sporting and cultural activities, as well as for its ability to consistently produce leaders.
The Music Department fields a full Military Band, which serves as part of the Grey Cadet Detachment No. 33.
All students who play a military band instrument play in this band. Students who play an instrument that is unsuited to marching, are incorporated into the band’s percussion section wherever possible. For the first half of the year, Grade 8 candidates are trained separately from the rest of the band. One or more of the senior rank bearers who are appointed to this task by the music staff and the band Student Officer supplies such training to them. Grade 8’s are first trained in the skills of marching and the protocols of cadets in general.
- Trooping the Colour Parade
- The Retreat
- Heritage March
- At certain times, the band is engaged in mastering the music for these events in the confines of the band room. Each member will be required to organize music on to march-cards by a specified date. Once the music is known the band is handed over to the senior officers who are charged with the task of refining the band as a marching and performing unit.