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The Cadets  is one of the world's oldest and most honored continually operating drum and bugle corps with members ages 16 to 22 from all over the country and world. The corps was founded in Garfield, N.J. in 1934 as the Holy Name Cadets and has won 10 American Legion National Championships and 10 Drum Corps International World Championships. The Cadets travel an average of 15,000 miles nationwide each summer, competing and performing for hundreds of thousands of fans.

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   is a regionally performing drum and bugle corps made up of approximately 128 young men and women ages 16 to 25 that competes in the Drum Corps Associates circuit. Founded in 2012 as a weekend-only alternative to the 10-time DCI World Champion Cadets nationally touring ensemble, Cadets 2 maintains The Cadets' standard of excellence while offering a more time- and cost- effective drum corps experience to young people in and around the Lehigh Valley.

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USBands  serves as a competitive circuit for scholastic music programs nationwide, providing world-class performance venues and the best adjudication to tens of thousands of students. Each year, over 700 scholastic ensembles participate in 150 USBands-sanctioned events. The organization is divided into three seasonal departments: USBands Fall for competitive marching band, USBands Winter for competitive indoor color guard and percussion, and USBands Concert for symphonic festivals.

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Xcape
  offers low-cost, comprehensive dance education to Allentown youth ages 6 to 22. Class offerings include ballet, jazz, hip-hop and contemporary/modern dance. Xcape aims to inspire and motivate students while fostering an appreciation for the arts. Instructors provide a fun and nurturing environment where students of all personalities and backgrounds can explore their creativity while learning valuable life skills such as teamwork, self discipline and work ethic.

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March 4 Music  Since the spring of 2014, March 4 Music has raised over $75,000 for school music programs nationwide. This fundraising program helps bands create fun, customized "March-a-Thons" to benefit their school music programs, spreads the joy of music in communities across the country, and keeps music alive in our nation's schools.
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Dr. Drew Shanefield Bio

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Dr. Drew Shanefield
Brass Caption Supervisor/Arranger

Dr. Andrew Shanefield has spent his career in education as an instrumental music teacher in the Haverford Township School District in Pennsylvania. He is a former member of the music faculty at Swarthmore College.

Drew's drum corps experience began as a member of The Cadets from 1988-1991. He served as an instructor and was co-brass caption head for The Cadets in 1995, brass caption head for Carolina Crown in 1997 and brass caption head for the Cavaliers from 1998-2000. From 2002-2006, Drew served as a program consultant for the Cavaliers. In addition, Drew was the brass arranger for the Crossmen in 2004 and 2005 and was the program coordinator for the Bluecoats from 2006-2008. In 2009, he returned to the Cavaliers design team as the arranger through 2015. 

Dr. Shanefield graduated from New York University in 1992 and received a Master's degree in Music Education from Queens College, a Master's in Music Performance from West Chester University and a Doctorate in Higher Education from Widener University. He is a member of ASCAP and is a performing artist/clinician for Yamaha band instruments. Drew is an active composer, clinician and adjudicator across the country. His educational compositions are published by Neil A. Kjos Publishing Company, Northeastern Music and Marching Show Concepts/Center X. Drew and his family reside in suburban Philadelphia.

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