With rehearsals underway for the current drum corps season, the Cadets2 are excited to announce the appointment of a new Director, Tom Maiello.
Maiello has been involved with drum and bugle corps activity since joining the Bayonne Kidets in 1982 and then the Garfield Cadets in 1986. He was the Raiders Drum and Bugle Corps Director from 2000-2009, and has since served as the Executive Director for the Raiders Drum and Bugle Corps from 2009-2012, the Executive Director for A+ Education & Performing Arts from 2012-2016, and the Director of Bridgemen Performing Arts from 2016-2017.
In addition to his history with drum and bugle corps, Maiello is the owner of Maiello & Manzi Insurance Agency, bringing a business mindset to directing the Cadets2. Maiello started in sales in 1996 and opened his own insurance agency in 2009.
“I grew my business through passion, thirst for knowledge and desire to help my family and the community.” The Cadets2 look forward to Maiello bringing that passion to their shows. Meanwhile, Maiello demonstrates a clear understanding of the importance of the members’ experience, stating “We should strive to develop relationships that foster the personal growth of every individual that passes through our doors.”
Cadets2 is a weekend-only, DCA champion, regionally performing drum and bugle corps presented by Youth Education in the Arts. Cadets2 consists of approximately 128 young men and women ages 16 to 25 located in the Lehigh Valley and surrounding area.