Experience – Cadets 360
The Next Level: Embedded with The Cadets
Thursday, August 3 - Saturday, August 5
Philadelphia and Allentown, Pa.
USBands is pulling back the curtain for 50 lucky band directors, as The Cadets give them a 360 degree oppportunity to "get on the bus" and join The Cadets Staff for three days of intensive learning as embedded clinic participants.
Cadets 360 will begin at 12 p.m. on Thursday, August 3 at PPL Park in Chester, Pa., where many of the leaders in marching music will spend the afternoon discussing programming, pedagogy and leadership. Later that evening, Cadets 360 clinic participants will enjoy VIP seats for the DCI Tour of Champions event at PPL Park, featuring the Blue Devils, Bluecoats, The Cadets, Santa Clara Vanguard, Carolina Crown, The Cavaliers and Phantom Regiment.
On Friday, August 4 the excitement moves to Allentown, Pa. for a behind-the-scenes morning review of The Cadets' performance the night prior. What did the judges say? What did the staff think? What were the performers feeling? And with all that in mind, what is the rehearsal plan for the day? In the afternoon, the clinic will move to The Cadets' rehearsal to observe the staff breaking it down in sectionals prior to the corps' performance at the DCI Eastern Classic on Saturday night. On Friday night, our embedded staff members will have the night off, complete with tickets to enjoy the first night of DCI East at J. Birney Crum Stadium in Allentown.
On Saturday, August 5, join The Cadets at their morning meeting on one of the biggest days of the year, and watch the staff as they prepare the members through visual rehearsal in the morning. In the afternoon, special guests will host leadership discussions to talk about methods for reaching your students on a whole new level. Then, follow The Cadets' administration and staff through the show prep process, from moving out of the housing site, to parking the convoy, to warm-ups, to the gate, through the performance and the post-show talk. We're taking you behind the scenes with The Cadets like never before, as you ramp up for the best band season yet!
The cost of this experience is $349 for directors and staff of USBands member bands and $499 for non-USBands members. Space is limited, and spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Registration Fee Includes:
- Two meals per day
- A gift bag featuring swag from The Cadets and USBands
- VIP Tickets to the Tour of Champions at PPL Park on August 3
- Tickets to the DCI Eastern Classic in Allentown, Pa. on August 4 and August 5
- Daytime transportation to all locations on 8/3 8/4 and 8/5
*Overnight accommodations are NOT included in the cost above. If you would prefer to include a hotel or dorm option for this experience, please contact USBands for assistance and additional costs.