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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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  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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Claire Kenney
Co-Front Ensemble Coordinator, The Cadets

Claire Kenney is an educator, clinician and performer in the greater-Atlanta area. She is originally from Cumming, GA and attended the Jacksonville State University in Alabama for her Bachelor's degree in Music Education. Claire then continued her education at Texas Christian University, where she earned her Master's of Music degree in Percussion Performance. 

While at TCU, she won the TCU Concerto Competition and traveled to Mexico to perform a duet recital with her husband, Kevin Kenney, and toured through Argentina with the world-renowned TCU Symphony Orchestra. Also at TCU, she had the privilege of teaching the TCU Drumline, performing in the TCU percussion studio's 2011 PASIC Showcase Concert and winning the 2012 PASIC Marching Ensemble Competition.

While working on her undergraduate degree in Alabama, Claire worked with the Double Stop Percussion, teaching multiple schools with extremely successful percussion programs in the area. Since 2004, Claire has been involved with many performing ensembles, including Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps, Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps, and Music City Mystique. As an avid educator of musicians in every age group, Claire is currently the Elementary Music teacher at Cherokee Charter Academy and a percussion instructor for North Forsyth High School. She is also a member of the Percussive Arts Society. 


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