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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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Hall of Honored Veterans

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Class of 2012

Robert Mattera

Anthony "Bart" Bartello

Dennis Bradley

Class of 2011

Robert T. Messineo, Sr.

Richard Santo

Vincent D'Arrigo

Reverend Deacon Donald Koch

Frederick "Rick" Walsh 




Class of 2010

Nick Patrisso

John Gangale

Edward Patrisso

Frank Patrisso

Greg Zwarycz

George Staudinger

Capt. Raymond J. Scott, Jr.

Maj. Michael Margolis

Eugene Clayton

Doug Tenis

Robert J. Varga

Robert Philhower

Harold France


About The Cadets Hall of Honored Veterans

A new initiative in 2010, The Cadets Hall of Honored Veterans brings recognition to those who wore a uniform in one of our esteemed military services as well as The Cadets’ legendary maroon and gold.

Through this recognition program, honorees are recognized at Drum Corps: An American Tradition events held during the summer drum corps season.

For more information, please contact Hall of Veterans Committee Member Eric Santo at .

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