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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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Christine Ghinder
Color Guard Instructor, The Cadets

Christine Ghinder has been a part of the contemporary dance community since childhood and part of the drum corps community since 2009. Christine performed a total of six DCI seasons, begnning her career with the Glassmen in 2009-2011. She then wen ton to march with Phantom Regiment in 2012, 2013 and aged-out as a featured soloist in 2015. She also received a WGI bronze medal with Pride of Cincinnati in 2015. 

During this time Christine studied at The Ohio State University where she performed in original works by names such as Dianne McIntyre, Stephen Koplowitz and Eddie Taketa. In 2014 Christine studied with Jimmy Ortiz in Costa Rica and learned Kylian and Batsheva repartory at Dance Italia in Lucca, Italy. She received her BFA in Dance with a minor in Arts Entrepeneurship from tOSU in 2016.

Christne served as the winterguard director for Central Crossing High School in 2013. She was the movement technician for Juxtaposition Winterguard in 2016, when they won the gold medal in Open Class. Christine currently resides in Haarlem, the Netherlands where she is furthering her dance education and serves as a movement specialist for The Pride of the Netherlands Winterguard. She is very excited to the USA in 2017 to being her work with The Cadets. 


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