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About USBands Fall

awards pose smile TN 2015In October of 1988, The Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps hosted a marching band competition at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Reactions to that event were overwhelmingly positive and numerous requests were received asking the Cadets organization to become more involved in the marching band activity. In response to those requests and with the cooperation, input, and support of tri-state area band directors and instructors, the Cadets Marching Band Cooperative (CMBC) was formed.

In 1989, the CMBC launched its first season by sanctioning eleven successful local events. The 1989 season culminated in a two day Championship event at Giants Stadium. In recent years, the organization has held National, State, Regional and local shows have featured performances by some of the finest bands in over 25 different states throughout the country.

In 1997 an evolution began, and expansion into other areas beyond marching band and created a Scholastic Services organization within Youth Education in the Arts, which included the US Scholastic Band Association (USSBA). Under this banner, we intend to provide all students more opportunities to perform, representing their high schools.

Youth Education in the Arts (YEA!) announced that the US Scholastic Band Association (USSBA) would be known as USBands effective January of 2012. 

In addition to being the largest competitive circuit in the nation, USBands prides itself on three pillars of excellence. It is our goal to provide all participating members with access to the best venues, excellent and educational adjudication and outstanding customer service. Click here to find out more about all of USBands services and opportunities.


Meet Our Team

Steve Petzinger, Director | | 610-821-0345 x 126
Jon Swengler, Assistant Director | | 610-821-0345 x 113

Nate Foreman, Premium Event Operations | | 610-821-0345 x 128
Eric James, Showcase Event Operations | | 610-821-0345 x 129
Trevor McClenathan, Participant Relations | | 610-821-0345 x 117
Erin Reese, Operations Assistant |  | 610-821-0345 x 130
Steve Hankins, Texas Participant Relations |
Katie Hopkins, Billing and Finance Liaison |
Melissa Barlow, Administrative Manager |

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