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AU8A6550.jpgUSBands celebrated another successful season of indoor competitions this weekend as they hosted the 2019 Indoor Championship at Fair Lawn High School. "We were thrilled with how the event ran," said Jon Swengler, Director of USBands. "Championships are always such a fun event because the students are all able to really showcase what they've been working on all season. Fair Lawn High School has been a partner of USBands for a long time and we're thankful that they were able to help us put on such a successful event." Participating groups included:

Scott Litzenberg, Vicki Ferrence Ray, Nick Kline and JP Castro

The Cadets celebrated their final brass camp ahead of the 2019 season this past weekend in Salem, New Jersey. Once again our host Salem High School made our stay productive and memorable, as they have for the entire fall of 2018 and winter of 2019. We would like to thank the many staff and faculty members of Salem High School who helped provide for our members at these camps. A very special thanks goes out to the many volunteers, who not only cooked and drove shuttles for the weekend, but also completed work on the food trailer, equipment trailer, pickup truck, and box truck. Your help goes a long way to getting us ready for the summer season!

While many of our guard members and percussionists were competing in WGI, the brass section has been working together since January to prepare and piece together the summer production, learning the entirety of the show music. The preparation of the brass performers in between camps has been nothing short of outstanding.

USBands_Saginaw_IndependenceHS_ZachAshcraft (15 of 115) copy_0.jpgAfter months of research, conversations and analysis, USBands is excited to announce for the first time in its history a Band First policy to ensure the highest level of service, unparalleled adjudication and access to some of the premier marching and concert events in the nation.

With USBands’ new Band First pricing levels, the control is fully in the hands of the music educator to select the level of engagement and service needed for their individual program.

Three levels of Membership are now available and provide cost-effective and affordable educational opportunities for school music programs of all sizes and budgets.

USBands Value is for the up and coming band that participates in a few local events while building their program. This affordable alternative allows bands to select from the full array of 80 local competitions in the New England and Mid-Atlantic regions.

USBands Basic has been created to serve the marching band that competes annually in several local contests and caps off their season with a State or National Championship performance with added incentives making your membership more valuable to your program and your students.

DCI-2019-World-Champ-RGB.pngFor a limited time only, The Cadets are offering you the best seats for the upcoming summer season events plus you'll save on all of the shipping and handling fees! Temperatures are climbing and drum corps is on the way!

Now through Monday, April 1 you can order seats to any of The Cadets' home shows in Allentown, PA; East Rutherford, NJ at MetLife Stadium; Annapolis, MD and Chester, PA, plus DCI Premiere events in San Antonio, Atlanta, Allentown and World Championships in Indianapolis. 

You'll save big on tickets, plus 20% of your purchase of DCI Premiere event tickets will go directly to The Cadets. You'll sit with fans, friends and fellow alumni of the corps in some of the best seats available, all while supporting The Cadets.

Check out these great shows and buy your tickets by Monday, April 1 to save!

Drum Corps: An American Tradition - Allentown

On Friday, June 28, The Cadets and YEA! have scheduled a thrilling kick-off to their home show series at one of drum corps' most renowned venues. Don't miss it!

The Cadets, Bluecoats, Boston Crusaders, Music City, Raiders
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Breakfast of Champions.jpgAs The Cadets 2019 tour winds it's way through it's final few days and through the Midwest and on to the Championships in Indianapolis, The Cadets have put together several fan and alumni events specifically for members of The Maroon & Gold Club, VIP ticket buyers and friends of all sorts.

Check out these great events and make plans to join us!


Wednesday, August 7 - Sunday, August 11 - Hotel Reservations
Open to all Cadets fans, friends and alumni

Stay in Indianapolis with your fellow Cadets fans and book a room in our hotel block. Special rates have been negotiated with select hotels during the 2019 DCI World Championships so that you get an exclusive price when you book online. All of the hotels are conveniently located close to Lucas Oil Stadium and the heart of Indianapolis. Book your room now before they're gone!

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Friday, August 9  The Cadets Championship Reception 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Open to all Cadets fans, friends and alumni


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Next Drum Corps Show

July 30, 2019
Navy-Marine Corps Stadium
Annapolis, MD

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