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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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Weekend Recap: Indoor 3/4

The second week of USBands Indoor featured fierce competition at Brien McMahon High School in Norwalk, CT. Color guards, percussion ensembles and wind ensembles all had the chance to compete for a top spot. 

"It was a great opportunity to attend a show with a lot of competition," said Director of USBands, Steve Petzinger. "This was my first time attending a competition since returning to USBands, and it really confirmed how great it is to be back!"

In the color guard portion of the competition, DoubleB Independent once again took first place in the Independent Winter Color Guard - A Class group. Host group Brien McMahon A Guard took the top spot in the Winter Color Guard - A Class group with a score of 76.300. East Haven High School Color Guard took top honors in the Winter Color Guard - Novice Class while Danbury High School Color Guard nabbed the top spot in the Winter Color Guard - Regional A Class. 

The Winter Percussion - Marching Winter - Regional A Class portion of the day saw what was perhaps the most intense competition, with West Milford Percussion earned the top score of 83.400. Shelton High School Percussion earned a score of 85.800 for the top spot in the Concert Winter - Open Class, and the Bunnell-Stratford Indoor Drumline earned a score of 83.800 for the title of first place in the Standstill Winter - Open Class portion of the competition. 

The WGI Winds Winter - A Class featured Danbury High School Winter Winds. Their score of 65.250 was the featured high score of the competition, for the title of first in their class. 

This weekend on Saturday, March 11, USBands continues the competition at Fair Lawn High School in Fair Lawn, N.J. Both color guards and percussion ensembles will have the opportunity to compete at the evening event.