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uniforms.pngBeing a member of The Cadets does not end after the final performance at the World Championships. The memories of being a Cadet stay with members for the rest of their lives. 

In this historical season for the corps, we are providing an exclusive opportunity for members, parents, supporters and alumni to own a piece of that history while helping to secure the future of The Cadets.

The corps is making the uniforms from the 2019 production available immediately following the season as a remembrance of one of the most thrilling and emotional programs in Cadet history. Members of every section of the corps can own their exact uniform they took the field in over 30 times this summer.

For a $250 contribution, supporters will receive the top hat of the member they select adorned with a special engraved plate acknowledging the 2019 season. Colorguard members will receive a set of flags from the year for the same amount.

For a $500 contribution, supporters will receive the complete 2019 uniform including the top hat from production. Colorguard members will receive their uniform and set of select flags from the year for the same amount.

holybass.pngThe annual Holy Bass Reunion event raised $5,400 for The Cadets and brought together Holy Bass Alumni along with other generations of Cadets in celebration of the 85th Anniversary at DCI East on Saturday, Aug. 3 for a fantastic performance and fundraiser.

Holy Bass Organizers, led by Michael Giambra and Jerede Brown, have committed that this effort will continue year after year and that all Cadet alumni are invited to celebrate annually with the Holy Bass fraternity at the next annual reunion. YEA! will coordinate, on behalf of the Holy Bass Reunion effort, with the DCI Eastern Classic Committee to create a bedrock foundation for a growing centralized Cadets Alumni presence at the annual Eastern Classic event.


USBands and the BAND Mobile App have banded together to make 2019-2020 USBands Membership better than ever with free upgrades and memberships when schools create a group on the BAND Mobile App with 50 or more students, staff and parents.

Thanks to the BAND Mobile App, schools that are currently Value Members will be upgraded to the Basic Level; those at Basic will be upgraded to Prime. All at no charge when they create a group on the BAND mobile app of 50 or more students, staff, parents.

Most importantly, schools that are not currently USBands members will receive the benefits of being Value members at no charge when they start their group of 50 or more on the BAND Mobile App. Schools that are currently Prime members will receive a credit of $150 towards any future USBands fees. But hurry, this outstanding offer will not last long as it expires on September 30 and is available only to the first 100 schools that register and qualify.

New also for 2019-2020 is a special Texas Value Membership which allows schools in Texas to benefit from the same great features as all of the other USBands member schools including discounts from partners including Ultimate Drill Book, eAdjudicate, complimentary sessions with Cr1+1que, priority access to Yamaha instruments and more.

Ladies and Gentlemen, Behold The Cadets!

For those of you who haven’t seen the 85th Anniversary Edition of The Cadets, this is how audiences across America have been introduced to the 154 young men and women who make up the remarkable version of this year’s corps.

For those who have yet to see this exceptional group of performers, BEHOLD, is the name of the 2019 production featuring a storyline in honor this year’s 50th Anniversary of Women in the corps.

Off the field, thanks to you, The Cadets have built one of the strongest communities of fans, parents, alumni and volunteers in support of the corps. This support is critical for us to provide a world-class experience.

From buses to food to instruments and equipment it takes a dedicated group to ensure all of the needs of our members are met so that they can focus on their job: being the very best Cadet, and the very best individual they can be.

Today kicks-off the DCI Giving Challenge, the annual competition between our fellow drum corps in a contest to see who can raise the most funds before August 2.

Katie, we ask you to help support The Cadets in this activity-wide fundraiser, as well as boosting The Cadets through the end of the tour! Just click and make your contribution today!

You can support The Cadets in two ways:

USBands and the BAND Mobile App hosted a reception to kick-off the Texas Bandmaster Association Conference at the Grand Hyatt of Thursday evening to welcome music educators to the 2019 TBA Conference as well as the new USBands season.

Eric Kitchenman, Eric James, Jason Howard and Steve Hankins headed up the USBands team onsite as the organization continues to expand its offerings throughout the fall marching band season in Texas. Eric Kitchenman was able to provide insight into nearly a half dozen new events for the USBands schedule, plus information on the all-new USBands Salute to Veterans Championships scheduled for Veterans Day in AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington.

Peter Hensch from the BAND Mobile App was on-hand with Chris Roberts, Assistant Director of the Vanguard Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps who is one of the leading innovators in the use of BAND for marching band and drum and bugle corps nationally.

Peter and Chris will be on-hand throughout the TBA Conference at the USBands booth to provide 1:1 sessions for music educators to learn more on how to save time and improve communications between students, staff and parents.


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