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The Cadet Band

The Waverley College Cadet Band in 1947

The Cadet Band in 1947

Drama, debating and music began once again to flourish in the post-war years. Throughout 1947, the School’s Orchestra ‘practiced every Friday night’ in order to be ready to perform publicly for the first time at the Sydney Town Hall. The Eisteddfod of the Christian Brothers’ College and Schools provided the boys with the opportunity to compete in Choral singing, public speaking and poetry recitals. Our first foray into drama came in 1947 with the establishment of the Dramatic Society, which staged four one-act plays in St Charles’ Hall in August. The origins of the Cadet band lie with the re-establishment of the cadet corps in 1941; six years later, the band was well-equipped and receiving regular praise for its contribution to cadet events such as the Anzac Day service.