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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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John Lemire
Color Guard Designer, The Cadets

John Lemire has been designing within the color guard activity for the past 16 years. 

He is the current Director of Alter Ego Independent World; a role he has held since 2010. John has also served as the unit's Visual Designer, as well as one of the Equipment Designers since his first year with the unit in 2008. Alter Ego is the 2008 WGI Independent Open Class World Champion and has been a consecutive WGI Independent World Class Finalist for the past eight years since their promotion to the class in 2009.

John also currently serves as the Visual Designer for Trumbull High School's Color Guard and Winter Guard programs (2001-Present). In addition to winning multiple fall Color Guard Championship titles over the past 15 years, Trumbull is the 2006 WGI Scholastic Open Class Bronze Medalist and an eight-time WGI Scholastic World Class Finalist.

In the world of drum corps, John performed with various DCA corps along the East Coast and later went on to instruct and design for the Hawthorne Caballeros, Bushwhackers, Connecticut Hurricanes and Cadets2; achieving much success with multiple undefeated seasons and World Championship titles in the color guard caption over the past 10 years. The most recent World Championship title was with Cadets2 in 2016 where he served as Co-Caption Supervisor with Kristy Templin.

In addition to Alter Ego and Trumbull High School, John has also designed for various winter guards across the country including Lakota East High School, George Mason University, Ridge High School, Norwalk High School, Newtown High School, Claudia Taylor Johnson High School and most recently, Little Elm High School.

Aside from designing and instructing within our activity, John works as a Corporate Accountant/Budget Analyst for the Subway Corporation and currently resides in Derby, CT.



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