Cadets will add to repertoire at weekend camp

Samuel Barber's School for Scandal folds into mix

The Cadets will learn Samuel Barber’s School for Scandal this weekend as the hornline weaves in three additional minutes of music to their summer program. By Sunday, the corps will have nearly seven minutes of show repertoire under their belts! 

The corps gathers Jan. 29-31st at Woodstown High School in Woodstown, N.J., for their third camp. New brass applicants who still might like to audition for a place in the hornline are encouraged to attend. 

Even with the loss of one camp in December due to snow, The Cadets are successfully making up for lost time, having already learned more than four minutes of show music - Procession of the Nobles composed by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and  Children’s Dance from Merry Mount composed by Howard Hanson. 

Also on the schedule for the weekend are marching technique rehearsals and work on parade and encore tunes, such as Bandstand Boogie, A Mighty Fortress, and long-time Cadets’ favorites such as Rocky Point Holiday, Philip Bliss and Easter Ballad

It’s not too late for interested brass musicians to audition for the hornline, according to Assistant Director Justin Heimbecker. Simply register for camp online before midnight on Thursday, or walk-up and register on Friday beginning at 7 p.m. 


Registration begins at 7 p.m. on Friday in the school gymnasium. 

Weekend Schedule: 

Friday, Jan. 29

7:00 pm Registration (Souvenirs Available)

9:00 pm Welcome Meeting

9:20 pm Move to Sectionals

9:30 pm Sectionals

9:45 pm Foodservice Safety Training for Volunteers

12:00 am Snack & Videos

1:00 am Lights Out 

Saturday, Jan. 30

7:45 am Wake & Breakfast

8:45 am PT Session in Gymnasium

9:25 am Move to Sectionals

9:30 am Sectionals

1:30 pm Lunch

2:30 pm Meet with Hopkins

3:25 pm Move to Sectionals

3:30 pm Brass Marching

7:00 pm Dinner

8:00 pm Sectionals

11:00 pm Setup

11:15 pm Full Ensemble – show music & pit stuff

12:15 am Snack

1:15 am Lights Out 

Sunday, Jan. 31

8:00 am Wake & Breakfast

9:00 am PT Session in Gymnasium

9:25 am Move to Sectionals

9:30 am Sectionals / Percussion Marching

10:45 am Sectionals Continued

1:00 pm Break & Setup (Souvenirs Available)

1:15 pm Full Ensemble in Gym – Parents, alumni and fans welcome!

2:00 pm Cleanup & Load Truck

3:00 pm Bus depart / Drivers dismissed 


Air Travelers:

Those traveling by air to Philadelphia International Airport should wait at the designated pick-up location after arriving. 

The pickup location for all air travelers is Terminal C, Baggage Claim F 

The pickup times on Friday and Saturday are as follows: 


7:15 - 7:30 PM BUS

7:30 PM VAN

8:30 PM VAN

9:15 PM VAN

10:00 PM VAN


10:30 AM VAN

12:45 AM VAN 

In case of changes that affect your pick-up time on the day of camp, please send a TEXT MESSAGE to Assistant Director Justin “Rudy” Heimbecker’s cell phone at (610) 357-1540 with the following: 



-Planned arrival time

-New estimated arrival time   

Traveling by car:

The directions to Woodstown High School are below: 


Take Exit #4 off I-295 for Woodstown/Penns Grove

At the end of the ramp, take Rt 48 East toward Woodstown

After 3 miles, take a left onto Harding Road / Rt 40

After 4.5 miles, take a left to stay on Rt 40 / Rt 45 (Wawa / Rite Aid on corner)

After 1 mile, stay straight on Rt 40 (Rt 45 goes to the left – do not follow)

Just past the railroad tracks, take a right onto East Wilson.

At the end of East Wilson, take a left onto Dickinson. 

The walkway to the cafeteria will be directly in front of you. Unload your belongings into the cafeteria area, and proceed to the parking area behind the school, on the basketball courts. 

Questions about camp should be directed to Heimbecker at, or to Melissa Babalonis at, or by telephone at (610) 821-0345, Ext. 112 or 115, respectively. As of Friday, Jan. 29th, Heimbecker can be reached by cell at (610) 357-1540. 



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