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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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Cadets2
   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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Cadets2 to Host DCA Competition in Nazareth on July 15

Cadets2, the current defending DCA World Champions, will return for the second consecutive year to Andrew Leh Stadium on the campus of Nazareth Area High School in Nazareth, PA on July 15 for Drum Corps: An American Tradition DCA Edition and a mid-seaon showcase of top all-age corps performances. 

George Hopkins, co-Director of Cadets2 and CEO of Youth Education in the Arts, a parent organization of Cadets2 said in announcing the event, "Nazareth was an ideal setting for our first DCA event in 2016 and we're happy to return for what we hope will be an annual tradition. Nazareth has an amazing musical tradition and their parents are fantastic partners in organizing and managing the event. We look forward to providing the corps, the judges and especially the fans with a great show!"

Four of the top five finishers at DCA's World Championships will be in competition on July 15. In addition to Cadets2 will be the Reading Buccaneers from near-by Reading, PA, the Hawthorne Caballeros from Hawthorne, NJ and Fusion Core from Morris County, NJ. Also featured will be the Sunrisers from Long Island, NY and the Bushwhackers from Princeton, NJ. Rounding out the line-up are the crowd-favorite Hawthorne Caballeros Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps.

Tickets are available for the Drum Corps: An American Tradition DCA Edition at yea.org/tickets or by calling 610.821.0345 ext 125. VIP tickets including center, high seating, VIP parking and a complementary program book are $40; Reserved seats between the 40 yard lines are $25 and Valued Reserve seats outside the 40 yard lines are $15.