Rumors are far from reality when it comes to auditions

Cadets are welcoming and supportive. Come out and see!

Vets of the Cadets welcome newcomers. They want to share the experience!

Maybe you heard about Cadets Audition Camp? Nerve-racking. Intimidating. Intense.

Quite the contrary! The idle speculation isn’t even close to the truth – the Cadets are warm, welcoming and, most of all, a place where musicians will come away with vastly improved skills and, in the end, a one of a kind experience! 

“Many students at our first camp admitted to feeling some anxiety about coming to the Cadets,” said Assistant Director Justin ‘Rudy’ Heimbecker. “We seem to intimidate a little bit with our history and external image. But when we asked ‘was this the experience you expected?’ on Sunday morning, many were pleasantly surprised with the TRUE Cadet experience.” 

The veterans were warm and welcoming

The staff was positive and encouraging

The audition process felt more like a lesson than an audition


The Cadets eat like kings! 

Any tension you might have about coming out on Dec. 18-20th to audition for a place in the hornline or percussion section ought to be put to rest, Heimbecker added. 

“While it is fast-paced and there is a clear standard of excellence around the corps, the people here will support you and make sure every single person has a great weekend.” 

When, where and how! 

Brass and percussion players are invited to attend Cadets Audition Camp #2 on Friday, Dec. 18th through Sunday, Dec. 20th at Woodstown High School in Woodstown, N.J. The second camp of the 2010 season follows the corps’ Experience Camp in November when nearly 225 performers came out to see what the Cadets were all about. 

“Coming off a fantastic first camp, the Cadets return in December and welcome skilled players who are thinking about auditioning,” Heimbecker said. “If you’re apprehensive, give me a call and we’ll talk about what you can expect during the weekend. It’s about you feeling comfortable and part of the family, and the team will do what we can to ease your anxiety.” 

Heimbecker can be reached at, or by telephone at (610) 821-0345, Ext. 112. 

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