The Cadets Arranger and Brass Caption Manager Drew Shanefield was recently featured on the cover of Woodwind Brasswind and spoke to the publication about his role with the corps and his passion for the marching arts. The comprehensive article covers everything from how he got his start with The Cadets as a marching member to what Drew does when he's not teaching drum corps.
He also speaks to the topic of Leonard Bernstein, something that loomed large over the 2017 season as The Cadets played his historic MASS. Drew goes into detail explaining just how the corps got the rights to play such a historic piece saying, "To come back to Bernstein this year was actually a little bit of an undertaking. As a result of the process, we've forged a relationship with the Leonard Bernstein office in New York City where The Cadets are going to be one of the musical ambassadors of the Bernstein repertoire, at least for the marching arts activity." He also covers just what this historic piece means to the corps, and how that history was woven into the modern incarnation of 'The Faithful, The Fallen, The Forgiven.'
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