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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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Scott-Lee Atchison
Atchison SLBrass Instructor, The Cadets
BA - University of North Texas
MA - University of Tennessee
DMA - University of Washington, in progress

Scott-Lee Atchison is currently a Ph.D. student in Music Education at Pennsylvania State University. Before his enrollment at Penn State, Mr. Atchison served as the Director of Athletic Bands at the University of Kentucky where he oversaw significant growth in enrollment and operating budget during his five-year tenure there. Mr. Atchison also served as Associate Director of Bands at Texas A&M University - Commerce where he conducted the symphonic band and concert band and taught classes in music technology, music literature, marching band techniques in addition to being the director of athletic bands. During his time at Texas A&M University – Commerce, Mr. Atchison oversaw significant growth of the marching band, more than doubling it in size and earning an invitation to perform at Texas UIL State Championships. In 2012, Mr. Atchison was privileged to guest conduct the Texas A&M University - Commerce Wind Ensemble in performances at the CBDNA Regional Convention and Carnegie Hall.

Mr. Atchison received a Masters Degree from the University of Tennessee and his Bachelors Degree in Music Education from the University of North Texas. He recently completed his doctoral residency at the University of Washington and will soon complete the requirements for a Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting. At the University of Washington, he studied instrumental conducting with Tim Salzman and trumpet with Allen Vizzutti and David Gordon. While at Washington, Mr. Atchison guest conducted the Wind Ensemble during their 2007 Japan Tour. At Tennessee, Mr. Atchison was a conducting student of Dr. Gary Sousa, Dr. David Stutzenberger, and James Fellenbaum, and had additional conducting study with John Whitwell and Frank Battisti. At North Texas, he studied trumpet with Keith Johnson and Leonard Candelaria.

In 2007, Mr. Atchison joined the instructional staff for The Troopers Drum & Bugle Corps where he served as Brass Caption Head, and in 2009 The Troopers were welcomed back into the DCI Finals after a 23-year absence. Mr. Atchison served as the Brass Caption Head for The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps from Rosemont, Illinois and is an active designer and clinician with marching bands and drum corps throughout the country. Mr. Atchison currently serves on the instructional staff for The Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps out of Allentown, Pennsylvania. Finally, Mr. Atchison is a Yamaha Performing Artist and is a contributing author for the book series A Composer's Insight: Thoughts, Analysis and Commentary on Contemporary Masterpieces for Wind Band (Volume IV) where he collaborated with Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Del Tredici on a chapter featuring his contribution to the wind band and American music.

 

 

 

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