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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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Michael Terry
Brass Caption Manager, The Cadets

Michael Terry is a freelance musician living in the northern suburbs of Atlanta, GA, where he works as an assistant band director at Elkins Pointe Middle School. Michael holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Kennesaw State University. In 2015, Michael began working with the newly formed Kennesaw State University Marching Owls as a music/visual technician and as the staff arranger, a position he still holds.

Michael performed as a member of The Cadets Drum & Bugle corps from 2007-2007 as a baritone player. During his tenure at The Cadets, Michael was a featured soloist and the corps was crowned DCI World Champions in 2000 and 2005 (also winning the Jim Ott award for excellence in brass in those years.) Michael was twice named "Cadet of the Year" (2005, 2007). From 2010-2013, Michael served as a member of the brass faculty for the Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps, based in Casper, WY. In 2014, Michael served as the Brass Co-Caption Head for the Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps, based in Atlanta, GA. Michael returned home to The Cadets as a member of the brass staff in 2015, teaching the Mellophones. Michael was awarded "Rookie Staff Member of the Year", and the Cadets hornline won the Jim Ott award for excellence in brass performance at the DCI World Championships. 

As an arranger/composer, Michael has written for high school marching bands across the country and in China, as well as college chamber ensembles. 


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