And we need some assistance now!
A letter from George Hopkins
As you know, YEA! is constantly looking for schools with whom to partner. We need housing for The Cadets, we need housing for Cadets2, we have clinics, we sell instruments, we promote band events from coast to coast, we offer support and assistance and so much more.
Beginning in September of 2017, YEA! will launch a program called Level One Partnership for bands of USBands and The Cadets.
In effect, if you can go the extra mile to assist with housing, meeting space or fields and do so on a consistent basis, you will become a level one band. And what does that mean to you?
- Larger discounts on equipment
- Free tickets to drum corps shows
- Free consultant visits from folks like George Hopkins, Drew Shanefield, Tom Aungst and others
- Inside YEA! newsletters with the latest news
That's not all, however. Details are still pending but as we run around "like chickens with our heads cut off," we know we need a better plan. So, get ready!
In the meantime, you can help! The Cadets will rehearse at Franklin Field at the University of Pennsylvania on August 3, 4 and 5. We need a place to sleep on the evenings of Wednesday, August 2 (after Clifton), Thursday, August 3 (after Chester), and Friday, August 4 (after a rehearsal day). South Jersey could also be an option, as well as Delco or Chester County.
All we need is some space to sleep from 1 a.m. to 8 a.m. and then we're out the door. No rehearsal spaces is necessary, perhaps showers but that's it. We will be working out of Franklin Field.
If you can help, we can give you primo seats to any and all of the following shows:
- August 2 - Clifton, NJ
- August 3 - Chester, PA
- August 4 - Allentown, PA
- August 5 - Allentown, PA
And Cadets2, we need a few locations and quick! This weekend in the Scranton area, anything within an hour would be fabulous! This involves full weekends and rehearsals. And yes, we will give you all you need for tickets!
We also need a place for Cadets2 in North Jersey from 3 a.m. through 5 p.m. on August 2. They will be appearing in the Clifton Show on the evening of the 2nd. We have them set for 1-3-4-5 but we have a whole right here on the 2nd. Drop me a note, and spread the word!
Look for more information on Level One, this is your chance to be a charter member!