cadets white 600 

Admin Asst., Photo, Video Opportunities Available

We're excited to announce three great opportunities to work with The Cadets for their 2017 season! We're looking for Administrative Assistants to join our Admin Team and a Photojournalist and Videographers to join our Media Team. 


Administrative Tour Assistant

The Cadets have immediate openings for the summer role of Tour Assistants for the 2017 season. Qualified candidates should bring a passion for the drum corps community, team collaboration, and trouble-shooting to best serve The Cadets' membership, staff and volunteers while working closely with The Cadets' Tour Operations Manager, Assistant Director and Director.

Reporting to The Cadets' Tour Operations Manager, the Tour Assistant will focus on specific projects and day-to-day operations of the corps, including travel and transpiration logistics and other duties as assigned by the Tour Operations Manager.

This member of the corps' administration will execute standard operating procedures and best practices for the operations department to better service the organization's mission and practical needs while touring more than 14,000 miles across the United States. 

"I'm extremely excited to have the opportunity to build this team up," said Tour Manager Mike Pfeil. "We have strong foundations returning for the 2017 season and I look forward to adding high quality members to this team. These positions are truely selfless. Individuals seeking this opportunity should be prepared to give their all to the cause. The growth of the membership alone makes thes summer positions so worth while!"

You can find the full job description and how to apply here:



Do you have a passion to build your portfolio and develop your craft as a photographer? Do you love to tell stories and create artistic narrative within a fast paces competitive drum corps environment? We're seeking an energetic, aspiring photojournalist to join our Media Team for the 2017 summer season.

You'll create photography projects that document the members, volunteers, staff and organization. As the photojournalist, you'll work closely with the corps' Media Team to create innovative and moving content. This candidate should have a keen eye for sports-related photography with strong skills with a digital SLR cameras and editing/creating projects in Adobe Creative Suite. The photojournalist will have an amazing opportunity to travel the country, hone their artistic skills in real-world experience and build their portfolio of published material. You won't be fetching someone's coffee, you'll be documenting the lives of world class performers and helping chart the course for future Cadets Media Teams.

Cadets Media program positions are paid, with housing, transportation and food provided. Positions may be eligible to receive college credit, depending on their institution's policy. 

You can find the full job description and how to apply here:



The videographer will be responsible for creating high quality digital videos for The Cadets and Youth Education in the Arts. You'll work closely with the corps' Media Team and marketing department to create innovative and compelling content. This candidate should have a keen eye for movement based video with strong skills with digital SLR cameras and editing/creating projects in Final Cut Pro or Premiere. You'll travel the country, documenting the lives of world class performers and helping to chart the course for future Cadets Media Teams. 

Cadets Media program positions are paid, with housing, transportation and food provided. Positions may be eligible to receive college credit, depending on their institution'spolicy. 

You can find the full job description and how to apply here:

Cadets/Cadets2 Seek Quad Players

The Cadets and Cadets2 are looking to add more quad players to their lines. Not only will you be a part of years of history and championships, you'll learn from some of the very best staff in drum corps today. Meet Tom Aungst, the Percussion Supervisor for The Cadets and Dave Dumont, the Percussion Supervisor for Cadets2.

Tom Aungst, The Cadets
Tom Aungst has also been involved in the drum corps activity for over 36 years. Tom recently returned to The Cadets as the Caption Supervisor and Arranger for the 2017 season. He was formerly the Caption Head for Carolina Crown in 2015 and 2016. In 1981, Tom became involved with The Cadets, first as a member from 1981-1984, then as the Percussion Arranger and Caption Supervisor through 2008 and later returning as a consultant in 2013. While with the corps, Tom was involved with capturing nine championships and seven percussion awards. Mr. Aungst has always remained actively involved in the drum corps activity, recently writing for the Cadets2 corps in 2013, and working with various groups like the Blue Stars, Pacific Crest, and the Connecticut Hurricanes. Tom is a member of The Cadets, Drum Corps International and the WGI Halls of Fame.

Dave Dumont, Cadets2
Dave Dumont's teaching career began in 2008 with the Hawthorne Caballeros as a percussion technician. He was then promoted to Battery Coordinator and Arranger in 2009 and held that position through 2010. In 2011, Dave was the Co-Caption Head and Arranger for the Connecticut Hurricanes. Dave is currently the Percussion Caption Head and Battery Arranger at Norwalk High School in Norwalk, CT. He helped lead them to back to back WGI PSO medals in 2014 and 2015. In addition to Norwalk, he held several Connecticut high school marching band instructing and arranging positions, including Trumbull High School, who earned back to back WGI PSO medals in 2008 and 2009. 

So what are you waiting for? Register to audition and learn from the best educators drum corps has to offer! Click here to register! 


Here's a little sneak peek at what the Cadets2 quads will be working on this summer!

Three Ways to Celebrate the New Cadets Food Truck!

Tick-Tock: Three Ways to Celebrate Your Contribution to the New Cadets Food Truck before the Clock Strikes 12

As the clock winds down to midnight on December 31, The Cadets fundraising campaign is also coming down the home stretch, and we've added three new special incentives for you to donate to bring a new truck to The Cadets members, staff and volunteers for 2017 for a decade to come.

Beyond the fact that every dollar you donate is fully tax-deductable to the fullest extent of the law, these three new "thank you" gifts and special exclusive experiences have been created with our most loyal alumni and fans in mind. 

For Your Donation of $50 or More...
Receive an Exclusive, Limited Edition 2017 Cadets show T-shirt in January when the production is announced. You'll also be invited to a special 2017 production announcement webinar with George Hopkins and the design team to be attended by fellow supporters and members of the 2017 Cadets.

For Your Donation of $250 or More...
You and a guest will be invited to our first-ever Maroon & White Dinner on Saturday, April 29 in Pennington, NJ where you will celebrate the christening of the new Cadets Food Truck with a special gourmet meal to be prepared by a talented Executive Chef from one of the leading restaurants in the tri-state region. As you join with fellow supporters with fine wine and food under a warm, spring evening sky, you'll be treated to an exclusive sneak-peek performance of the 2017 Cadets production.

For Your Donation of $500 or More...
You will be automatically entered in the grand prize drawing for the Ultimate Tailgate Party where The Cadets Food Truck, staffed by an all-star cast of Designers, Instructors and Volunteer chefs will provide a full party for up to 200 of your closest friends, relatives, neighbors and more. This exclusive once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will give you a chance to celebrate the newest addition to our fleet while we throw the Ultimate Party for your neighborhood, school or other special occasion. (Some restrictions may apply, but we'll work those out with you when you win!)

For our donors who have already contributed, don't worry! You will be automatically included in these special promotions including the t-shirt and for supporters who have already donated $250 or more, you are already entered in the grand prize drawings!

Cadets Home Show Returns to Clifton

Cadets Home Show Returns to Clifton, New Jersey

On Sunday, July 2, The Cadets will host eight great corps in the Drum Corps: An American Tradition at Clifton Stadium in Clifton, NJ. The show will feature Carolina Crown, Crossmen, the Colts, Spirit of Atlanta, Jersey Surf, Raiders and 7th Regiment. Tickets for the July 2 event are available now at

After the tour of the Midwest and South, The Cadets return for the final week of competitions along the Eastern seaboard as the Drum Corps: An American Tradition event is held on Wednesday, August 2 in the NY/NJ area. Featured in the second event of a three-day back-to-back-to-back series with The Cadets will be the Santa Clara Vanguard, Blue Knights, Boston Crusaders, Spirit of Atlanta, Jersey Surf, The Company and special guests, Cadets2. Tickets for the August 2 event are available now at

Tickets for both NJ/NYC area events along with the remaining Cadets home shows in Allentown, PA on June 30, Annapolis, MD on August 1 and the Tour of Champions on August 3 are avialable at


Purchase tickets for one of our great shows in 2017 be selecting one of the shows below!

Drum Corps: An American Tradition - Allentown

Drum Corps: An American Tradition - Clifton

Drum Corps: An American Tradition - Annapolis

Tour of Champions: Chester


Pop Up Match for $50 thru Midnight 12/31!

Pop Up Match for $50.00 Donations thru Midnight 12/31

Kevin Harrison, a great friend of The Cadets and a volunteer for USBands is offering a match of $50.00 gift received between noon Friday, December 30 and 11:59 pm Saturday, December 31, the last minute of New Year's Eve!


This is a great way to begin a relationship with The Cadets.
This is a fabulous way to double your gift.
This is the best of ways to join us in securing a much-needed state of the art food trailer for The Cadets.

But we only have 36 hours! 

Of course you can give more this campaign, but it also is a Challenge.
The real deal is how many NEW DONORS to The Cadets and YEA! we can bring on board!
And we have to do it now!

Please go to

And come on board and join us for a better 2017 than you ever imagined! 


It's More Than Just A Donation

A Letter to Hop and The Cadets

When you support fundraising campaigns like ours for a new food truck, you're doing so much more than simply donating money to the organization. As we saw from the Vangeison family, their donation was much more personal than just simply donating to a food truck. 

"Dear George,

For the love of our son.
For his passion and his commitment. 
For the countless long hours. 
For the sleepless nights.
For the freezing mornings.
For the endless dishes.
For the creative cooking.
For the bad coffee.
For everything food truck volunteers do!
And more...


From all of us with love, 
Dirk, Jodi & Lucas Vangeison
2013, 2014"

Donate today to help The Cadets purchase a new food truck to serve hundreds of Cadets, current and future. Donate here.


TuneUp WEBbanner vertical

playwhatthecadetsplay cpit 2014 vertical

Cadets Upcoming

No events found

TheCadetsFamily MGgraphic1 2016 square