USBands operates alongside The Cadets and Cadets2 Drum Corps under the banner of the Youth Education in the Arts (YEA!) non-profit organization. Since its first event in 1988, USBands has supported the development of scholastic performing ensembles through exceptional service, adjudication and venues. Our guiding principle is to provide ensembles, regardless of style, size and experience, an opportunity to be successful, allowing students to benefit from their involvement with scholastic music. The rules that govern USBands’ events are minimal by design. USBands prides itself on a user-friendly approach to support and service, in which directors and performers can fully enjoy the performance process without the concern of rules and penalties.