The Cadetsis one of the world's oldest and most honored continually operating drum and bugle corps with members ages 16 to 22 from all over the country and world. The corps was founded in Garfield, N.J. as the Holy Name Cadets in 1934 and has won 10 American Legion National Championships and 10 Drum Corps International World Championships. The Cadets travel an average of over 15,000 miles nationwide each summer performing and competing in front of hundreds of thousands of drum corps fans.
Cadets2is a regionally performing drum and bugle corps made up of approximately 128 young men and women ages 16 to 25 that competes in the Drum Corps Associates circuit. Founded in 2012 as a weekend-only alternative to the 10-time DCI World Champion Cadets nationally touring ensemble, Cadets2 maintains The Cadets' standard of excellence while offering a more time- and cost- effective drum corps experience to young people in and around the Lehigh Valley.
Cadets Winter Guard Following in the footsteps of the 2014 WGI Independent Open Champions Cadets Winter Percussion, Cadets Winter Guard will take the floor in Independent Open Color Guard Competition for the first time in 2015. The guard is based in Allentown, Pa. and will rehearse in N.J., competing regionally. Founded upon The Cadets Color Guard's history of intricate choreography and excellence in their craft, CWG offers world-class instruction to men and women ages 14 to 23.
Cadets Winter Percussion is the indoor percussion ensemble sponsored by The Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps. In its inaugural year, CWP achieved a record high score in their WGI class, winning the 2014 Independent Open Class World Championship. Based in Allentown, Pa., the ensemble is founded upon The Cadets Percussion Section's long-standing tradition of excellence and offers world-class instruction to 25 percussionists ages 16 to 22 in and around the Lehigh Valley.
USBands serves as a competitive circuit for scholastic band programs nationwide and prides itself in providing world-class performance venues and the best adjudication in the marching arts to tens of thousands of students each year. Today, USBands boasts membership of over 700 participating high school marching bands and hosts over 150 indoor and outdoor performance opportunities annually.
Xcape offers low-cost, comprehensive dance education to Allentown youth ages 6 to 22. Class offerings include ballet, jazz, hip-hop and contemporary/modern dance. Xcape aims to inspire and motivate students while fostering an appreciation for the arts. Instructors provide a fun and nurturing environment where students of all personalities and backgrounds can explore their creativity while learning valuable life skills such as teamwork, self discipline and work ethic.
The Designated Hitters is the official drumline of the Lehigh Valley's IronPigs Minor League Baseball Team. The 15-member drumline is a featured act at 15 home games throughout the season, welcoming crowds in the parking lot at Coca-Cola Park before games, participating in player introductions and performing between innings alongside the IronPigs' popular mascots. Members range in age from 16 to 25 and are local to the Lehigh Valley area.