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About CWG

CadetsWinterGuard CWG 2015 sabreJust months after Cadets Winter Percussion claimed the 2014 WGI Independent Open Championship in Dayton, Ohio in their first year of operation, The Cadets announced that Cadets Winter Guard would join the family of ensembles as an Independent Open Color Guard in the 2015 season.

Cades Winter Guard is based in Allentown, Pa. and rehearses in Haddon Heights, N.J., competing regionally. The guard is founded upon history of intricate choreography and excellence in their craft, CWG offers world-class instruction to men and women ages 14 to 23.


The CWG instructional team is led by the mother-daughter team of Debbie and Lauryn Heller. Debbie has been the assistant director of the color guard programs in the Haddon Heights School District for 15 years, and Lauryn aged out of The Cadets in 2013 as a six-year vet and color guard captain. She then joined The Cadets Color Guard Staff in 2014.

Together, these two have had tremendous success with Haddon Heights' elementary, middle and high school guard programs, including a USBands Indoor Championship title for the high school guard in 2014.

Other staff members of Cadets Winter Guard include Cadets staff members and former captains Katie Hopkins and Jennifer Sanchez.

Audition & Membership Information

Auditions for Cadets Winter Guard are held in September in New Jersey. More details regarding 2016 membership will be announced later in the year.


If you have any questions or would like to speak with someone about Cadets Winter Guard, please do not hesitate to e-mail Co-director Lauryn Heller at .

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