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Guests have been making reservations quickly for A Cadet Celebration to honor Dave Shaw on Saturday, October 13. Over 100 people have signed up within the first few days of announcing the event. Join us for this traditional beefsteak dinner at The Brownstone in Paterson, NJ as we relive memories of the past several decades of Cadets and drum corps history in celebration of the one and only, Dave Shaw.

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Confirmed Guest List as of Sept. 24

Adrian Adamo
Joseph Andi
Karen Antolik
John Avella                                   
William Bailey
Anthony Bartello
Barbara Bartello
Carl Beier
Tom Beresford
Robert Bessich
Carlet Bessich
Mark Brodell
Judy Bustard
John Calabrese
Bob Cardaneo
Cathy Cardaneo
Greg Cinzio
Lynn Cinzio
Michael Collette
Tony Connell
Jim D'Amico
Carol D'Amico
Jack Day
George DeOld
Sherri Desormeaux

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WILLIAMSPORT, Penna. — If the goal of any season is to perform the best show at the last show, then the 2018 season will be remembered as a resounding success.

Cadets2 turned in its best performance of the season Sunday, Sept. 2, leapfrogging Saturday night’s second-place finisher in prelims to claim the runner-up spot in the 2018 Drum Corps Associates World Championship Finals at Williamsport High School.

The corps posted a 96.050 score, surpassing Atlanta CV’s 95.625. Reading Buccaneers’ score of 98.00 secured their 16th DCA World Championship. For Cadets2, the 2016 DCA champ, it was the corps’ fourth consecutive top-three finish.

“The corps has overcome many challenges this season and has risen to the occasion every time,” said Tony Rideout, Cadets2 program coordinator. “The corps was given a challenging and mature show to perform, but the members got stronger and stronger throughout the season in mastering this very difficult program.”

In addition, drum major Armon Raygani went home with top drum major honors, equaling his DCI-Cadets counterpart Claire Albrecht, who earned the Jim Jones drum major award at DCI Finals in Indianapolis last month.

READING, Penn. — Cadets2 finished second at the Big Sounds in Motion show in Reading, Pennsylvania, last Saturday.

C2 finished with 91.850 points to Reading Buccaneers' 94.450 in locking down the third seed heading into the 2018 DCA championship preliminary round, which will take place at Williamsport High School Saturday.

2017 championship runner-up Atlanta CV scored a 91.950 Sunday night in Hiram, Georgia, and will be seeded second for Saturday's Open Class prelims. See the complete schedule for DCA finals weekend here.




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