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Off to the Races - May 3-4 Rehearsal Weekend Recap


Article by: Matt Harron, Cadets2 Bass #1

Cadets2 had their first full outdoor rehearsal this past weekend, May 2-3 at Salisbury High School in Allentown, PA.

From the moment the corps arrived Saturday morning, the level of intensity and focus was set on what needed to be accomplished, the drill for the corps opener, Russian Christmas Music.

“The corps learned 21 pages of drill, plus we are close to having a full horn line. It’s quite exciting,” said Rebecca Karu, Cadets2 Drum Major.

After a fantastic lunch provided by the dedicated Cadets2 volunteers, rehearsal continued with focus on the second piece, Dance of The Tumblers.

Although the previous rehearsal weekend was two weeks ago, each section stepped up their game and made tremendous progress.

Following the final rehearsal block, the members reconvened in the gym for an “ice-breaking” event. Each section was paired with members from additional sections to share what they want to accomplish and the experience they hope to gain from the season.

Sunday morning the corps awoke bright and early and back at it, eager to learn more!

“The members pushed themselves through the weekend and seeing them enjoying working together is a great feeling,” added Karu.

As always, each member will continue to strive for excellent throughout the week until the next rehearsal weekend, May 9-10.

Stay tuned for the next Cadets2 update.


(Cadets2 Photos/Brittany Loftus) 

2015 Guard Staff Announced

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Performers come to The Cadets' ensembles to experience a positive atmosphere, make life-long friends, and learn from some of the top instructors in the marching arts. From the program designers, to the caption supervisors, to the field techs, the Cadets2 Staff is made up of friendly faces, talented performers and gifted teachers. And as C2 continues to establish itself as a top contender in the DCA world, we are proud to announce a few additions to the Color Guard Staff for the 2015 season.

John Lemire (right) will lead the guard this year. Well-known in the color guard world as the head supervisor of Alter Ego Winter Guard, Trumbull High School Color Guard, and this past year, the Connecticut Hurricanes Drum and Bugle Corps, John will surely lead the C2 Color Guard to new heights this summer. The management and staff of Cadets2 are thrilled to have him onboard.

Kristy Templin will also play a key role in the instruction and overall teaching process of the C2 Guard. Kristy brings a wealth of experience in visual production and color guard, having served as both a teacher and adjudicator over 20 years.

"I am so excited to be a part of the Cadets2 organization for the 2015 season," Kristy said. "I am extremely honored to be a part of a program that has such a bright future ahead."

Jim Zulick, Choreographer and Designer for Alter Ego and Trumbull High School, will also join the team for 2015, along with Carlos Diaz, Michele Liscio, Casey McCoy and Jaclyn Dolan. The members of this outstanding technical staff bring valuable performance and teaching experience to the table, having performed with both WGI and DCI World-Class color guards and taught numerous DCA Championship color guards.


John Lemire

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The Cadets2 Color Guard will be holding auditions the weekend of April 24-26 at Hopewell Valley Central High School in Pennington, N.J.

Don't miss it! And remember, this is a learning experience as well as an audition. We are looking for guard students who are willing to work hard and stay positive as they grow as performers and become a part of The Cadets Family.


If you have any questions or would like to speak with someone personally about Cadets2 or the audition process, please do not hesitate to e-mail our recruiter, John Molloy, at .

Weekend Recap: Dec. 13-14

tubas decembercamp c2At the corps' first official rehearsal weekend of the 2015 season, the members of Cadets2 learned two minutes of their opener, "Russian Christmas Music." Everyone was excited to begin working on the show at the first camp, a full two months earlier than last year.

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Cadets2 Celebrate Volunteers in Action


Continuing to Celebrate Volunteers in Action during #NVW2015, we take this opportunity thank the volunteers who assist with Cadets2. Like so many of our volunteers, they are a welcome breeze amidst the logistics of managing a touring drum corps in the blistering heat of summer.

“Without our volunteers, we could not do what we do!" said Lainey Braatz, YEA!'s Administrator and Assistant Manager of Performing Ensembles. "Words cannot express how much everyone involved with this organization appreciates the kindness, dedication and generosity of every volunteer,” she said.

At YEA!, we know that many factors contribute to the success of Cadets2. Here are some amazing volunteers who aid us in achieving that success. From all of us, thank you for all that you have done and continue to do!

Erica Karu, Dave Karu, David Marden, Jim Brent, John Johannes, Terri Johannes, John Wassel, Deb Warntz, Lori Stanziale, Roxanne DeRaymond, Wally Thayer, Maryann Uhlman, Susan Dombrowski, Amanda Torres, Diane Cloeren.

If you’re interested in volunteering with Cadets2, we are looking for individuals to help out every weekend beginning May 2throug Labor Day.

To learn more about volunteering, select a program below:

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Learn More about Additional Volunteer Opportunities

2015 Section Leaders

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In light of the successful Combined Audition Camp and the first Cadets2-only rehearsal this weekend, the 2015 drum majors and section leaders have been announced. Congratulations to this year's leaders! Get to know a little bit about them below.

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