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USBands is thrilled to welcome three new members to the team with Jim Sheeley joining us as the USBands Director, Matt Chamberlin as Event Staff Manager and Consultant, and Judy Ulchinsky as Adjudication Education Manager. All three are welcome additions to the team as we seek to provide the best service for the best events in the marching arts. 

"The breadth of experience in the marching arts that Jim, Matt, and Judy possess is expansive," said Vicki Ferrence Ray, Executive Director of USBands' parent organization Youth Education in the Arts. "They each bring a fresh perspective to USBands along with their combined decades of experience. We truly couldn't ask for better people on the team."

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Jim Sheeley (left), Judy Ulchinski (top right), 
and Matt Chamberlin (bottom right)

Jim Sheeley - USBands Director

Jim Sheeley graduated from Mansfield State College with a Bachelor of Science in Music Education with an Instrumental Music concentration. He received a Master of Science in Music with an Instrumental Conducting emphasis from Mansfield University and a Master of Science in Educational Leadership from The College of New Jersey.

In celebration of the 85th Anniversary of The Cadets and the 50th Anniversary of the women of The Cadets, the Cadets Alumni Association is inviting all fans, friends and alumni to The Cadets Homecoming Weekend full of memories on October 12-13 in and around Garfield, New Jersey, the birthplace of The Cadets.

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The Celebration begins on Saturday, October 12 from 1-4 pm with The Cadets Bowling and Social Spectacular. The Bowling and Social Spectacular will be a free event with all Cadet families and friends encouraged to attend. The event will be held at the Lodi Lanes, 58 Terhune Ave, Lodi, NJ with 20 bowling lanes to choose from between 1-4pm. Lodi Lanes will provide free bowling shoes to all of our guests with snacks and beverages available at the venue.

Meanwhile, in nearby Monclair, NJ, The Cadets will be hosting the Platinum Leadership Gourmet Luncheon and Fundraiser at Fascino's in Montclair. Facino's is currently ranked in the Top 10 of high-end gourmet restaurants in New Jersey and will feature a four-course meal paired with high-end white and red wines. Reservations are $500 per person and will go directly to supporting The Cadets.

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Seven years ago USBands offered a separate approach for adjudicating A Class. At the time, this was a big step forward in addressing the need to recognize variances in bands’ programming. In the spirit of evolution and refining what we do, we are proud to announce another important step forward. In 2019 we are offering universal number application throughout the entire system along with a simple weighting system that will be used on all captions. Every band director, staff, performer and adjudicator will know the meaning of a tenth and how it’s applied to their score.

2014_ATTStadium_west_globe02229.jpgUSBands is excited to announce a brand new title and date for the 2019 edition of the Championship event at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, home of the Dallas Cowboys, scheduled for Veteran's Day, Monday, November 11, 2019.

In a first-of-its-kind event for USBands, the organization has worked with the leadership at AT&T Stadium to create this extra special Monday event featuring high school marching bands from throughout the state of Texas and beyond.

Eric Kitchenman, USBands Texas Relations Manager, said in announcing the event, "Due to an NFL scheduling anomaly with the Cowboys, the previously announced date was no longer available. The teams at the Cowboys and USBands have worked for the better part of two months since the NFL schedule was announced to secure a unique and interesting opportunity for bands to cap off their 2019 season. We are proud to celebrate the veterans of our military who play such an important role in protecting our freedoms and acknowledging the roots from where marching bands originally began."

AU8A4069.jpgAre you in the market to upgrade or replace your band’s sound with lightly-used Yamaha brass and percussion instruments?

Brass

The Cadets have a limited quantity of lightly-used Yamaha Xeno Trumpets, euphoniums and tubas, making this the best time for anyone searching for high-quality instruments at an affordable price. 

  • YEP-202MS - Euphoniums - 11 to choose from starting at $1,550
  • YBB-202MS - Tubas - 5 to choose from starting at $4,600

The Cadets also have a complete set of YTR-8345RS Xeno Trumpets with only one season of use. Pricing starts at $1695 with discounts on purchases of (3) or more Xenos.

Unfortunately, The Cadets inventory of Mellophones and Baritones are no longer available.  

Percussion

The Cadets have a few percussion instruments available including:

  • YX-500FT - Xylophones - 2 to choose from starting at $2,300
  • CB-360AS - Concert Bass Drums - 2 to choose from starting at $1,800
  • TP-6300 - Timpani - (2) sets to choose from starting at $9,000

Unfortunately, The Cadets inventory of Marimbas and Vibes are no longer available. 

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