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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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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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Cadets Hall of Fame

 

The Cadets Hall of Fame celebrates the men and women who've contributed greatly to the corps over the years, and we're getting ready to find a our next class of members. Starting on March 6, the Hall of Fame Committee will begin accepting nominations through March 31. To nominate a candidate, you must be an alumni of The Cadets. There are, however, plenty of ways to get involved if you cannot nominate a candidate.

While only alumni can nominate candidates to be in the Hall of Fame, all are welcome to submit a letter of support for their favored candidate. We would also like to invite all of our friends, family and alumni to our Hall of Fame Celebration and Cadets Kickoff in Clifton, N.J. Special recognition ceremonies are also planned at the Drum Corps: An American Tradition event in Clifton, N.J. and the DCI Tour of Champions event in Chester, Pa. Read on to find out when you can best get involved with our Hall of Fame Class of 2017!

Criteria

  • Nominations must be submitted by The Cadets alumni; however, anyone may submit subsequent letters of support for nominated candidates.
  • Nominees must have been members, instructional staff, support staff  or volunteers of The Cadets (this includes quartermasters, drivers, parents, cooks, etc.).
  • Nominations must be made in the form of a letter describing the candidate’s qualifications.
  • Letters of nomination may be submitted via e-mail to The Cadets Hall of Fame Committee Chairman, Jim Zulick, at .
  • No more than one nomination per year will be accepted from each individual.


Once all nominations have been submitted, all nominees will be posted on The Cadets' website, cadets.org, and the Hall of Fame Committee will begin accepting and reviewing letters of support. Each nomination MUST be supported by additional support letters describing the nominee’s qualifications. Anyone is welcome to submit letters of support! Groups are NOT eligible for induction into the Hall of Fame. For more information on The Cadets Hall of Fame, please contact Committee Chairman Jim Zulick, at 


Key 2017 Dates

March 6: Nomination period begins. Alumni may submit letters of nomination via email to Committee Chairman Jim Zulick at .
March 31: Final day for alumni to submit a letter of nomination.

April 10: Nominees are announced. Letters of support may be submitted via email. Each nomination must be supported by additional letters describing the nominee's qualifications. Anyone is welcome to submit letters of support!
April 27: Final day for the public to submit letters of support.
April 30: Class of 2017 finalists are announced at The Cadets' camp. Additional letters of support may be submitted for finalist candidates.

May 10: Due date for final letters of support
May 15: Committee votes to select the three members of the Hall of Fame Class of 2017
May 20: Class of 2017 announced live following the first full rehearsal of Spring Training
July 1: Special presentation of Class of 2017 inductees at the Day of Cadets in Clifton, N.J. as a part of the Hall of Fame Celebration and Cadets Kickoff
July 2: Special recognition of Class of 2017 inductees at The Cadets' Drum Corps: An American Tradition event in Clifton, N.J.
August 3: Class of 2017 Recognition Ceremony at the DCI Tour of Champions event at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, Pa.

 

 
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Class of 2017

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Class of 2016

Bill Speakman
Colin McNutt
Jim Messina
Patrick Zampetti

Class of 2015

John Bognatz
Neil Larrivee
Larry Laugier

 
 

Class of 2014
Richard Chirichella
John Tokar
Jamie Eckert
Alfred Bartello

Class of 2013
David Helms
Vincent D'Arrigo
 

Class of 2012
Gino Cipriani
Greg Lagola
George Lucas
Robert Bellarosa
Class of 2011
Susan Erben
Willy Higgins
Richard McGarry 
Ed Frenzel

Class of 2010
Arthur J. Mura
Gregory Pych
David Shaw
 

Class of 2009
Albert Mura
Greg Cinzio
1969 Color Guard
Paul DeLiberto
John Baumfalk

Class of 2008
Al Chez
Dr. Joseph Cinzio
Jeff Sacktig
David Welch

Class of 2007
Steve Kieffer


 

Class of 2006
Moe LaTour


 

Class of 2004
Tom Aungst
April Gilligan
Christine Higgins





 

Class of 2003
Jay Bocook
Dennis Dewey
Michael Klesch






 

Class of 2002
Greg Cesario
Michael Cesario
Thom Hannum
George Hopkins
Bob Morrison
Jim Prime
Marc Sylvester
Don Van Doren
Peggy Twiggs
George Zingali

Class of 1984
Joseph Adamo
Don Angelica
Jim D'Amico
Jim Costello
Michael Huber
Aunt Nellie
Bill Kemmerrer
Hugh Mahon
Dr. Richard Santo