Three events in Indy for fans and alumni, 2018


Heading to the 2018 Drum Corps International World Championships in Indianapolis?



The Cadets invite you to join them at three special events Friday through Sunday, August 10-12, to celebrate The Unity Project, the eighty-fifth installment of this great drum corps.

Before DCI Semifinals on Friday, August 10, alumni and fans of The Cadets are invited to a special, free VIP reception at Palomino Restaurant in downtown Indianapolis. Alumni and fans are also invited to join The Cadets at their housing site for the annual Championship Breakfast on Saturday, the morning of DCI Finals. The corps will provide a free shuttle to Knightstown High School for the event. On Sunday morning, all alumni, parents and fans are welcome to join the corps at their annual Awards Banquet at The Westin Indianapolis.

View specific details for each event below. We hope to see you there!

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Friday, August 10, 4 to 6 p.m.


Palomino Restaurant & Bar
49 West Maryland Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Before Semifinals on Friday, August 10, join Cadets alumni, fans and parents for a special, free reception at Palomino Restaurant & Bar downtown! Swap stories, reminisce with friends, and celebrate The 2018 Cadets.

This is a FREE free event with a cash bar. Click here to RSVP by Tuesday, August 7, 2018.

Championship Breakfast

Saturday, August 11, 8:30 a.m.*

Knightstown High School
8149 Old US Hwy 40
Knightstown, IN 46148

This fun and emotional morning is an annual event you don’t want to miss! On the most bittersweet day of tour, The Cadets rise to meet their families, friends, fans and alumni at the Food Truck for a delicious breakfast.

But there’s more: Following breakfast, members, staff and family share their thoughts on The Cadets’ experience and age-outs hold their unofficial send off ceremony. Seldom is there a dry eye to be found!

No ticket needed!. This is a free event, however, please click here to RSVP by Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. Guests are also encouraged (but not required) to bring baked breakfast items to share. SLICED Ready-to-eat fruit is particularly needed!

*The Cadets will provide a FREE shuttle to the Championship Breakfast at Knightstown High School from downtown Indianapolis. The bus will leave The Alexander Hotel — 333 S Delaware St. Indianapolis, IN 46204 — at 8 a.m.

Awards Banquet

Sunday, August 12, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

The Westin Indianapolis
50 South Capitol Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46204

The morning after the pinnacle event of the season, DCI World Championships, The Cadets gather one more time to celebrate a eighty-fifth season full of milestones and memories.

The Cadets are returning again to The Westin Indianapolis for this farewell event. Enjoy a savory brunch, an awards presentation for both members and staff, a video of The Cadets' 2018 DCI Finals performance and more.

Following the Banquet, members and staff will be transported to the airport and transportation hubs to make their trip home. Storage for luggage and personal belongings will be available.


Tickets — $89
Members and Staff — Free

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