The annual Retreat Parade on Lower Field is one of the highlights of Balloon Week and an emotional moment for the Matric pupils as well as their parents. The Pipe Band, with Sanele Mboto as Drum Major led the parade and the cadets marched in well-timed precision. The Guard of Honour performed admirably and Guard Commander, Peter Jarvis received the First City Sword. Jonathan Campbell received the First City Mace as Pipe Major on behalf of the Pipe Band. It was a moving experience and a fitting way to end a brilliant day of celebration at College.