Clara Turk Joins as Asst. Director of Performing Ensembles

Clara Turk, a Texas native, joins the team at YEA! as the Assistant Director of Performing Ensembles. Clara holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business with Minors in Music and Creative Studies from Texas A&M University.

Clara's background includes over a decade of experience in the Apple tech industry, most recently managing the Apple Authorized Campus Store at Texas A&M University. She is excited to combine her passion for drum corps and business experience at YEA!

Previously, Clara has worked with Crossmen (Sound Engineer 2013-2014), Spirit of Atlanta (Admin Staff 2015) and most recently the Boston Crusaders (Tour Operations Assistant 2016). She performed the 2011 season with Forte Drum and Bugle Corps as a member of the Front Ensemble. 

Clara is overjoyed to join YEA! and help continue the long standing tradition of excellence. 

Admin Asst., Photo, Video Opportunities Available

We're excited to announce three great opportunities to work with The Cadets for their 2017 season! We're looking for Administrative Assistants to join our Admin Team and a Photojournalist and Videographers to join our Media Team. 


Administrative Tour Assistant

The Cadets have immediate openings for the summer role of Tour Assistants for the 2017 season. Qualified candidates should bring a passion for the drum corps community, team collaboration, and trouble-shooting to best serve The Cadets' membership, staff and volunteers while working closely with The Cadets' Tour Operations Manager, Assistant Director and Director.

Reporting to The Cadets' Tour Operations Manager, the Tour Assistant will focus on specific projects and day-to-day operations of the corps, including travel and transpiration logistics and other duties as assigned by the Tour Operations Manager.

This member of the corps' administration will execute standard operating procedures and best practices for the operations department to better service the organization's mission and practical needs while touring more than 14,000 miles across the United States. 

"I'm extremely excited to have the opportunity to build this team up," said Tour Manager Mike Pfeil. "We have strong foundations returning for the 2017 season and I look forward to adding high quality members to this team. These positions are truely selfless. Individuals seeking this opportunity should be prepared to give their all to the cause. The growth of the membership alone makes thes summer positions so worth while!"

You can find the full job description and how to apply here:



Do you have a passion to build your portfolio and develop your craft as a photographer? Do you love to tell stories and create artistic narrative within a fast paces competitive drum corps environment? We're seeking an energetic, aspiring photojournalist to join our Media Team for the 2017 summer season.

You'll create photography projects that document the members, volunteers, staff and organization. As the photojournalist, you'll work closely with the corps' Media Team to create innovative and moving content. This candidate should have a keen eye for sports-related photography with strong skills with a digital SLR cameras and editing/creating projects in Adobe Creative Suite. The photojournalist will have an amazing opportunity to travel the country, hone their artistic skills in real-world experience and build their portfolio of published material. You won't be fetching someone's coffee, you'll be documenting the lives of world class performers and helping chart the course for future Cadets Media Teams.

Cadets Media program positions are paid, with housing, transportation and food provided. Positions may be eligible to receive college credit, depending on their institution's policy. 

You can find the full job description and how to apply here:



The videographer will be responsible for creating high quality digital videos for The Cadets and Youth Education in the Arts. You'll work closely with the corps' Media Team and marketing department to create innovative and compelling content. This candidate should have a keen eye for movement based video with strong skills with digital SLR cameras and editing/creating projects in Final Cut Pro or Premiere. You'll travel the country, documenting the lives of world class performers and helping to chart the course for future Cadets Media Teams. 

Cadets Media program positions are paid, with housing, transportation and food provided. Positions may be eligible to receive college credit, depending on their institution'spolicy. 

You can find the full job description and how to apply here:

Cadets/Cadets2 Seek Quad Players

The Cadets and Cadets2 are looking to add more quad players to their lines. Not only will you be a part of years of history and championships, you'll learn from some of the very best staff in drum corps today. Meet Tom Aungst, the Percussion Supervisor for The Cadets and Dave Dumont, the Percussion Supervisor for Cadets2.

Tom Aungst, The Cadets
Tom Aungst has also been involved in the drum corps activity for over 36 years. Tom recently returned to The Cadets as the Caption Supervisor and Arranger for the 2017 season. He was formerly the Caption Head for Carolina Crown in 2015 and 2016. In 1981, Tom became involved with The Cadets, first as a member from 1981-1984, then as the Percussion Arranger and Caption Supervisor through 2008 and later returning as a consultant in 2013. While with the corps, Tom was involved with capturing nine championships and seven percussion awards. Mr. Aungst has always remained actively involved in the drum corps activity, recently writing for the Cadets2 corps in 2013, and working with various groups like the Blue Stars, Pacific Crest, and the Connecticut Hurricanes. Tom is a member of The Cadets, Drum Corps International and the WGI Halls of Fame.

Dave Dumont, Cadets2
Dave Dumont's teaching career began in 2008 with the Hawthorne Caballeros as a percussion technician. He was then promoted to Battery Coordinator and Arranger in 2009 and held that position through 2010. In 2011, Dave was the Co-Caption Head and Arranger for the Connecticut Hurricanes. Dave is currently the Percussion Caption Head and Battery Arranger at Norwalk High School in Norwalk, CT. He helped lead them to back to back WGI PSO medals in 2014 and 2015. In addition to Norwalk, he held several Connecticut high school marching band instructing and arranging positions, including Trumbull High School, who earned back to back WGI PSO medals in 2008 and 2009. 

So what are you waiting for? Register to audition and learn from the best educators drum corps has to offer! Click here to register! 


Here's a little sneak peek at what the Cadets2 quads will be working on this summer!

Clash of the Corps Premieres Oct. 5th

Clash of the Corps, a docudrama featuring The Cadets and the Blue Devils, will premiere this Wednesday, October 5th at 11pm on FUSE. The executive producer is none other than Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and came about when he was recently introduced to the world of drum corps. Clash of the Corps is an inside look at the 2016 season, spanning from camps to move-ins to finals. Not only will Clash of the Corps take you inside The Cadets as an organization, but it will also feature the stories of individual members and their drum corps journeys. 

Check out the official Cadets' Clash of the Corps page.

The show is the creation of FUSE network, Johnson's production company Seven Bucks Productions, and 44 Blue Productions. The first part of the eight-part series will air on Wednesday, however you can catch an early preview on Dwayne Johnson's Facebook page at 10pm on Tuesday night. Each episode can be found on the Fuse app, iTunes and Hulu the day after it airs on the Fuse network. Don't know where to find Fuse near you? Click the link to find the network in your area that carries Fuse:

Each episode is a chance to start a conversation with the corps, as both The Cadets and Blue Devils are live-tweeting episodes. Connect with The Cadets on Twitter at @thecadets and share photos of watch parties on Instagram at @thecadets. 



Cadets Home Show Returns to Clifton

Cadets Home Show Returns to Clifton, New Jersey

On Sunday, July 2, The Cadets will host eight great corps in the Drum Corps: An American Tradition at Clifton Stadium in Clifton, NJ. The show will feature Carolina Crown, Crossmen, the Colts, Spirit of Atlanta, Jersey Surf, Raiders and 7th Regiment. Tickets for the July 2 event are available now at

After the tour of the Midwest and South, The Cadets return for the final week of competitions along the Eastern seaboard as the Drum Corps: An American Tradition event is held on Wednesday, August 2 in the NY/NJ area. Featured in the second event of a three-day back-to-back-to-back series with The Cadets will be the Santa Clara Vanguard, Blue Knights, Boston Crusaders, Spirit of Atlanta, Jersey Surf, The Company and special guests, Cadets2. Tickets for the August 2 event are available now at

Tickets for both NJ/NYC area events along with the remaining Cadets home shows in Allentown, PA on June 30, Annapolis, MD on August 1 and the Tour of Champions on August 3 are avialable at


Purchase tickets for one of our great shows in 2017 be selecting one of the shows below!

Drum Corps: An American Tradition - Allentown

Drum Corps: An American Tradition - Clifton

Drum Corps: An American Tradition - Annapolis

Tour of Champions: Chester


Pop Up Match for $50 thru Midnight 12/31!

Pop Up Match for $50.00 Donations thru Midnight 12/31

Kevin Harrison, a great friend of The Cadets and a volunteer for USBands is offering a match of $50.00 gift received between noon Friday, December 30 and 11:59 pm Saturday, December 31, the last minute of New Year's Eve!


This is a great way to begin a relationship with The Cadets.
This is a fabulous way to double your gift.
This is the best of ways to join us in securing a much-needed state of the art food trailer for The Cadets.

But we only have 36 hours! 

Of course you can give more this campaign, but it also is a Challenge.
The real deal is how many NEW DONORS to The Cadets and YEA! we can bring on board!
And we have to do it now!

Please go to

And come on board and join us for a better 2017 than you ever imagined! 


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