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)
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.
One, Two, Ready, Audition
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 .