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The Cadets is one of the world's oldest and most honored continually operating drum and bugle corps with members ages 16 to 22 from all over the country and world. The corps was founded in Garfield, N.J. in 1934 as the Holy Name Cadets and has won 10 American Legion National Championships and 10 Drum Corps International World Championships. The Cadets travel an average of 15,000 miles nationwide each summer, competing and performing for hundreds of thousands of fans.

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   is a regionally performing drum and bugle corps made up of approximately 128 young men and women ages 16 to 25 that competes in the Drum Corps Associates circuit. Founded in 2012 as a weekend-only alternative to the 10-time DCI World Champion Cadets nationally touring ensemble, Cadets 2 maintains The Cadets' standard of excellence while offering a more time- and cost- effective drum corps experience to young people in and around the Lehigh Valley.

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USBands  serves as a competitive circuit for scholastic music programs nationwide, providing world-class performance venues and the best adjudication to tens of thousands of students. Each year, over 700 scholastic ensembles participate in 150 USBands-sanctioned events. The organization is divided into three seasonal departments: USBands Fall for competitive marching band, USBands Winter for competitive indoor color guard and percussion, and USBands Concert for symphonic festivals.

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  offers low-cost, comprehensive dance education to Allentown youth ages 6 to 22. Class offerings include ballet, jazz, hip-hop and contemporary/modern dance. Xcape aims to inspire and motivate students while fostering an appreciation for the arts. Instructors provide a fun and nurturing environment where students of all personalities and backgrounds can explore their creativity while learning valuable life skills such as teamwork, self discipline and work ethic.

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Shelby Klamert
Color Guard Instructor, The Cadets

Shelby Klamert began her color guard career at Centerville High School in Ohio in 2006. She performed with the Centerville Jazz Band (marching band), and with the Centerville World Winter Guard. She was the Color Guard Caption during her senior year. Prior to joining color guard, she trained in classical ballet, pointe, modern and jazz at BalletMet Columbus and then as a member of the Dayton Ballet Junior Company.

Shelby continued her passion for performance after high school by marching with The Cadets from 2010-2013, and is thrilled to rejoin the organization as a staff member. She has also performed with the Pride of Cincinnati Winter Guard (2012-2015), the Zydeco World Winter Guard (2011) and the inaugural season of the Pride of Cincinnati Dance Ensemble (2014). Additionally, she toured Japan in 2014 with the cast of Blast! as the femal Visual Ensemble Swing.

Currently, Shelby is a Color Guard Director at Lakota West High School in West Chester, Ohio as well as a choreographer and tecnhician at Archbishop Alter High School in Kettering, Ohio. Her other teaching and choreography experience inclues the Beavercreek High School and Centerville High School. Outside her time spent teaching color guard, Shelby works full-time in accounting and enjoys running and training for races. 


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