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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.

Performances from the 2019 Yamaha Cup at MetLife Stadium recorded on October 5 are available now on The SPiN Network.

SPiN is a subscription-based network where videos of school-related music performances can be enjoyed by directors, participants, and their families. All videos viewable on SPiN are fully-licensed which ensures the songwriters, arrangers and composers are compensated for the use of their music.

Visit The SPIN Network to subscribe and begin watching!

As of today, the following Yamaha Cup performances are viewable by subscribers and we expect the number of school performances available to increase in the future as additional performances are cleared..

The 2019 Fall Schedule for Xcape is here and classes have started. It's not too late to sign up and get dancin'!

New to the class lineup: Salsa! We're bringing Salsa, Bachata and Merengue to Xcape for the 2019-2020 schedule. 

For questions about registration, contact the Xcape Director:

Francisco Garcia, Xcape Director
610-821-0345 ext 112

Studio Hours: Monday-Friday 5-8PM
601 W Hamilton Street
Allentown, PA 18101

Located on the corner of 6th and Hamilton Street

Over the last six months, members of The Cadets alumni have created an organization to represent the oldest and most honored Drum and Bugle Corps, The Cadets Alumni Association (CAA). An organization representing all regions of the United Stateas, Asia-Pacific, and Europe is structured to operate well into the future organizing, promoting, and running events of the CAA. The CAA Executive Leadership is teaming with the YEA Executive Team to help promote the October Homecoming Weekend, which we encourage all to attend.

See to learn more and register by 10/6. 

The CAA 2020 event schedule is coming together and interested alumni are encouraged to join the CAA Team to make this a truly great and effective organization in the Holy Name tradition. So, keep one eye on your Inbox for more detailed information regarding the CAA and how to help make it a success.

In the meantime, those interested in actively volunteering their time to the alumni association should sign up at or e-mail

Learn more about The Cadets Alumni Association here.

news3.pngThe second weekend of the USBands Fall 2019 marching season brought competitions to Connecticut, New Jersey, Maryland and Pennsylvania with six shows across those states. 60 bands and around 6,000 students brought music to the fields of the Northeast showcasing their hard work on their 2019 programs. Schools hosting the shows included Brien McMahon High School in Norwalk, CT; Edison High School in Edison, NJ; Francis T. Maloney High School in Meriden, CT; Great Mills High School in Great Mills, MD; North Penn High School in Lansdale, PA; and Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan in Old Tappan, NJ.

Jim Sheeley, Director of USBands, said, "We're so thrilled with the way the season has started so far, and we're really happy with how the first events of the season in New Jersey, Maryland and Pennsylvania turned out. Our team has been working tirelessly on getting the season off the ground and we're excited to bring competitions to even more states, schools and students!"

For scores from the event, click here.


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