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Cadets Winter Guard to Remain on Sideline for 2016

CWG2015 flag purpleGeorge Hopkins, CEO of Youth Education in the Arts, has announced that for the coming winter season, the organization will not be presenting an indoor color guard ensemble.

YEA! will, however, continue to manage Cadets Winter Percussion for the ensemble's third consecutive season this winter.

In making the announcement, Hopkins said, “We need more clarity on the purpose and direction of the indoor guard. Is it to train students for The Cadets or Cadets2, or is it a stand-alone program? What level of performance are we looking for? We are simply not prepared to entertain the discussion at this time. There is so much going on at YEA! with over 130 USBands events and many other programs, and it has come down to a decision as to where we can best commit our time and financial resources.”

The organization hopes to present an indoor color guard in 2017. For now, The Cadets, Cadets2, and Cadets Winter Percussion will make up the portfolio of programs known as, THE CADETS.

YEA! would like to thank Debbie and Lauryn Heller for their work in the first year of Cadets Winter Guard. Their time and effort was well known and very much appreciated.

For more information on any of The Cadets' ensembles, please go to cadets.org.

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