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Rare sight as female band major leads parade

Shayal Devi
Saturday, August 09, 2014

FEMALE band majors are a rare sight to come by.

So when Korea native Min Jung Kim led the 70-member Natabua High School band during the school's annual passing-out parade yesterday, onlookers were pleasantly surprised.

History was created as 1102 students participated, making it the largest number to participate since the program started at the school 62 years ago.

"It was very fascinating and thrilling because since I was in Form Three, I heard that there had been one female band major a long time ago," the 18-year-old said.

"Training was never easy with the sun and unpredictable weather," she said.

"It was hard to balance cadets training and studies as well."

Prime Minister Rear Admiral (Ret) Voreqe Bainimarama reviewed the parade and said the turnout, drill and bearing was of the highest standard.

"You are part of a long tradition that spans back to 1952 — the longest history of cadet passing-out in Fiji," he said.

"Your cadet corps is part of the long military tradition in Fiji that is at the centre of our national life.

"It has seen us serve with distinction in successive conflicts — the First World War, the Second World War and Malaya."








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