Statement from The Cadets regarding Covid-19

Due to the continuing spread of COVID-19 and the cancellation of the 2020 season, The Cadets have shifted focus to the members and the 2021 season. Additionally, by order of the governor, all non-essential businesses in Pennsylvania must be closed. However, The Cadets management team is working remotely and is still available for questions.

We are continuing to implement our plans for the Cadets becoming a separate and distinct entity from YEA!. You should expect to see the details with a public announcement in the near future.

You can contact The Cadets at info@yea.org or by phone at 610-821-0345. You can continue to support The Cadets during this time by clicking here or clicking the donate button at the top right of this page.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can The Cadets survive not having a 2020 season?

A: Absolutely, especially with the support of our amazing alumni, fans, and donors. The management team has taken measures to limit expenses and set aside funds to support the corps for 2021. The team has been planning and preparing for the probable cancellation of the 2020 season and is well-positioned to lead the organization through this challenge. Remember to CLICK HERE to make your donation and support The Cadets!

Q: How are the members handling the decision to cancel the 2020 season?

A: They are sad and disappointed, but they have been handling this decision with grace and maturity. Communication has been the key, and The Cadets leadership team has been communicating with the members regarding this decision on a consistent basis over the past several weeks. Under the leadership of Cadets Director, Denise Bonfiglio, the members have known that the spread of COVID-19 could lead to the cancellation of the season. The staff continues to keep the members excited about 2021 by engaging with each other and their instructors. We are also exploring new and creative ways to engage the members and community. Look for more information soon.

Q: Will money raised help the 2021 season?

A: Absolutely. All efforts have been moved toward supporting the 2021 season so all your help and support will go toward those efforts. Remember you can CLICK HERE to support The Cadets, and more information will be coming soon on our fundraising plans.

Q: Are The Cadets keeping their same members and staff into the 2021 season?

A: Yes, we are. All members contracted for 2020 will be contracted in 2021, including members who would have aged out. And yes, we will hold over the same design team and staff of instructors, and we are extremely excited about this team. Look for more information to come about The Cadets designers and instructors here, as well as interviews and videos on social media.

Q: Will The Cadets perform the same show you planned for 2020?

A: Yes, we will. The design team is completing all the writing and are excited about what they are working on. Meetings will continue throughout the spring and summer with the plan being to play through the entire show at the November camp!

Q: Will you be announcing what the show was for 2020?

A: No, we will wait to announce the show next year as we are going to be using the same music and design ideas. Look for that announcement to come late next spring.

About Us

Our Mission is to support the development of young people into magnificent human beings through participation in the performing arts.

Contacts

For general information about YEA! and our programs please contact us at:

 info @ yea.org
 610-821-0345
 P.O. Box 1998      
     Allentown, PA 18105