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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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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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Patrick McGehee Bio

Patrick McGehee
Visual Instructor, The Cadets

The 2017 season will be Patrick McGehee's ninth year of involvement in the drum corps activity, and his first with The Cadets.

Patrick grew up in Peoria, Illinois where he earned his Bachelor of Music Education degree at Bradley University. While in Illinois, he worked with the East Peoria High School Marching Band and the Illinois Valley Central Marching Band.

Patrick began his drum corps career in 2008 as a baritone player in the Colts Drum & Bugle Corps, where he stayed until his age-out year in 2014. He returned to the organization in 2015 as a member of the visual staff for both the Colts and it's junion corps, the Colt Cadets. In 2016 he served full-time as the visual caption head of the Colt Cadets. 

Patrick currently serves as the choir director at Springfield Middle School in Springfield, Tennessee. He resides with his girlfriend AJ in their new home of Clarksville, Tennessee where he also works on staff with the Clarksville High School Marching Band, as well as the Clarksville Audio Theater indoor ensemble.