Cadets2 is a weekend-only, regionally performing drum and bugle corps presented by Youth Education in the Arts. This organization consists of approximately 128 young men and women ages 16 to 25 located in the Lehigh Valley and surrounding area.
Cadets2 takes a different approach to drum corps than The 10-time DCI World Champion Cadets due to the level of time commitment, but the corps is managed very much the same. There is an expectation of excellence, a clear intention that the image of The Cadets is maintained, and a promise from the organization that Cadets2 will operate with the same degree of quality as all of YEA!'s programs.
For so many, the time commitment and cost of a World-Class drum corps just isn’t possible. The Cadets2 program gives brass, percussion and colorguard performers a place to experience The Cadets in a different capacity. They learn from some of the best teachers in the activity, they have the infrastructure of YEA!’s team to provide much needed support, but of course, there are less financial pressure and less time commitment.
Instruments and Equipment
Our brass musicians play on the top-quality Yamaha trumpets, mellophones, baritones, euphoniums and tubas.
Percussion instruments include marching snare drums, tenor drums (often referred to as "quads" or "quints"), bass drums in five sizes and stationary "front ensemble" instruments including various drums, cymbals, tympani and mallets (marimba, vibraphone, xylophone and chimes).
The color guard adds color and drama through the coordinated use of flags, different types of equipment and dance. The modern color guard is as much a dance ensemble and storyteller as it is a precision marching unit.
Cadets2 does not wear the official maroon and gold uniform of The Cadets. The uniform design is identical to that which The Cadets have traditionally worn, but the colors are maroon and blue.
Interested in Joining?
It's not too late to audition for The Cadets and Cadets2! The Cadets are still looking for talented young men to join the color guard, and Cadets2 are seeking brass and color guard members. If you're interested, click here to register now, or contact the Assistant Director of Performing Ensembles, Clara Turk, at .