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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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Cadets2
   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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Kevin Kenney
Co-Front Ensemble Coordinator, The Cadets

Kevin Kenney is an active performer, clinician, arranger and educator in the Atlanta area. He is currently the Front Ensemble Arranger and Coordinator for Atlanta Quest and the Assistant Band Director/Percussion Director at North Forsyth High School in Cumming, GA.

Kevin earned a Master's Degree in Percussion Performance from Texas Christian University and his Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from Jacksonville State University. While at TCU, Kevin was an instructor for the Marching Band, PASIC Indoor Drumline, Percussion Ensembles and Steel Bands. He performed at the Percussion Arts Society International Convention multiple times in the Marimba Competition, Showcase Concerts and the Marching Festival. He also performed internationally multiple times as a soloist, as a member of the Kenney Percussion Duo and as a member of the TCU Symphony Orchestra. 

Kevin has studied privately with Dr. Brian West, Dr. Richard Gipson, Mr. Clint Gillespie, Dr. Tony McCutchen and Dr. Todd Mueller. 

Kevin has been heavily involved with the marching arts activity as a performer over the years, including be a member of The Cavaliers, Spirit of JSU, Memphis Sound and Music City Mystique. He has also taught and arranged for multiple WGI, BOA, and PASIC indoor groups throughout the country. Kevin is a member of the Percussive Arts Society.

 

 

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