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 Dear Prospective Cadet,

Thank you for your interest in joining The Cadets or Cadets2. As a member, you'll commit yourself to a relentless pursuit of the edge through hard work, excellence, perseverance, dedication and self improvement. Our members are provided with an unforgettable, life-changing experience that cannot be duplicated elsewhere. Lifelong memories, friendships and lessons are guaranteed as you build a foundation of achievement that you'll bring to everyone one of your future endeavors. Ask any of the thousands who've come before: if you're a Cadet now, you're a Cadet forever.

The Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps, a program of Youth Education in the Arts, is one of the oldest and most honored continuously operating drum and bugle corps with members from all over the country and world. The corps was founded in Garfield, NJ as the Holy Name Cadets in 1934 and won 10 American Legion National Championships and 10 Drum Corps International World Championships.

The Cadets travel an average of 15,000 miles each summer entertaining hundreds of thousands of drum corps fans throughout the nation.

Cadets2 is a regionally performing drum and bugle corps made up of approximately 130 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 national-touring ensemble, Cadets2 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.

Drum corps is a timeless activity which attempts to do much more than provide a performance opportunity for students or entertainment for the audience. Through the drum corps experience, students will learn useful life skills such as leadership, goal-setting and teamwork, among others. The Cadets experience includes opportunities for students to exercise their potential not only as musicians, but as magnificent human beings.


Sections


  • Brass
  • Battery
  • Front Ensemble
  • Color Guard
  • Drum Majors

A program deeply rooted in precision & excellence

Our goal is to provide members with a life-changing experience in brass performance, pedagogy and self-improvement amidst a summer of unforgettable memories and lifelong friendships. In 2015, The Cadets brought home the Jim Ott Award for Best Brass Performance.

The Brass Audition Packet is included when you register as part of your camp fees. If you're not ready to register this year, you can get a jump start on next year and start practicing now by downloading it.

 


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A percussion program that continues to achieve new heights

Our recent accomplishments include capturing the Fred Sanford Award for Best Percussion Performance at the 2013 DCI World Championships.

It's also a tradition of profound friendship and life lessons that turn great percussionists into magnificent adults. From Holy Bass, to the QB, to the Man Line, this is a place where young people discover what they're truly capable of, and they make incredible memories along the way.

The Percussion Audition Packet is included when you register as part of your camp fees. If you're not ready to register this year, you can get a jump start on next year and start practicing now by downloading it.

 


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A percussion program that continues to achieve new heights

Our recent accomplishments include capturing the Fred Sanford Award for Best Percussion Performance at the 2013 DCI World Championships.

It's also a tradition of profound friendship and life lessons that turn great percussionists into magnificent adults. From the CPit, to Holy Bass, to the QB, to the Man Line, this is a place where young people discover what they're truly capable of, and they make incredible memories along the way.

The Percussion Audition Packet is included when you register as part of your camp fees. If you're not ready to register this year, you can get a jump start on next year and start practicing now by downloading it.

 


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Continue the tradition of excellence

The Cadets Color Guard launched the careers of many of the greatest performers in the worlds of DCI and WGI. Do you know someone who marched here?

April (Gilligan) Martinez
Jonathan Schwartz
Rosie Queen
Jennifer "Jenifo" Leseth
Melissa (Babalonis) Barlow
Bert Cousins
KC Perkins
Emma Roberts
Dean Broadbent
Matt Winans
Adam Sage
Karen Prince
Andy Toth
Jim Zulick
Phillip Traini
Kim Bolduc
Kaysey Thompson
Daniel Riley
Mykail Costner
Johnny Amos
Michael Amador
Traci (Williams) De Leon
Christine (Higgins) Tetzlaff
Jeannine Ford


The Color Guard Audition Packet is included when you register as part of your camp fees but you can download it below to get a look into The Cadets and Cadets2 color guard.

 

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The face of The Cadets and Cadets2

We are holding drum major auditions for the 2018 season.



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