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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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Branden Hill Bio

Branden Hill
Brass Instructor, The Cadets

Branden Hill is a graduate of Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX, where he received a Masters in Instrumental Conducting. He received his Bachelor's degree from Middle Tennessee State University n Murfreesboro, TN, where he studied instrumental music education and conducting. A native of Murfreesboro, TN, Branden has worked with high school programs in Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, and texas as both a clinician and designer. Branden is currently in his first year at John Overton High School in Nashville, TN as the Director of Bands. Before graduate school, he was the Director of Bands at Kempner High School in Sugar Land, TX for three years and the assistant band director in Waller, ISD and Fort Bend ISD for three years. He is currently in his seventh year of teaching.

As a performer, Branden served as Drum Major of the MTSU Band of Blue for four years and was a trumpet player in the 2005 Madison Scouts hornline. Branden has also served on the brass staff of the Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps from 2007-2008 and the Cavalier Drum and Bugle Corps from 2010-2013. His professional affiliations include Tennessee Music Educators Association, Texas Music Educators Associtiaon, Phi Mu Alpha, and the National Association for Music Education. He is honored to join The Cadets' long legacy of excellence in the 2017 season.