Arthur J. Mura to be inducted into the Cadets Hall of Fame

Legacy Committee makes pick who will be honored on May 30

Congratulate Mura on May 30 at An Evening with The Cadets Concert 

Since he was eight years old, Arthur J. Mura has carried a connection with The Cadets. As a boy, living around the corner from the Garfield, N.J., Catholic church, interaction with the Holy Name Cadets was practically an everyday occurrence. Three of his family members - Albert, Charles and Marc - were founding members. Following closely behind, Arthur and his two other brothers, Edward and Louis, also proudly put on the legendary uniform, helping fill the ranks during the corps’ budding and most formative years. 

Now, 73-years later, the former bugler and snare drummer will again follow in his brother’s footsteps. This time into the highest honor possible within the organization – inducted into The Cadets Hall of Fame! 

Arthur has been selected by the Cadets Hall of Fame Legacy Committee to be inducted as part of the 2010 Class of the Cadets Hall of Fame. He will be honored on May 30 during the An Evening with The Cadets Concert at Pequannock Township High School in Pompton Plains, N.J., and inducted with the entire 2010 Class on Aug. 8 at the 4th Annual Cadets Alumni and Friends Gathering in Garfield, N.J. 

Arthur’s brother, Albert Mura, was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2009, a first for the Mura family long known for their contributions to the corps. Arthur will be the first legacy inductee into the Hall of Fame.  

Founded in 1984, the Hall includes 33 inductees, each honored for outstanding contributions to the corps and the activity. Elections are now taking place as the Cadets Alumni Block continues to cast their ballots among 15 candidates for the 2010 class. That voting will close on June 1. READ MORE. 

“We have added a Legacy component to the Hall to be sure that those Cadets, from many years ago, who gave effort and performance of exceptional value, are not lost in the years that have passed,” said George Hopkins, Director of the Cadets. “By allowing a Legacy Committee to review and acknowledge greatness that some may have forgotten over the ages, we hope we are giving recognition to our 76-years of history and the contributions of every person that allows us today to perform as Cadets.” 

Arthur joined the Holy Name Cadets in 1937. He was a junior drum major for three years, then played bugle for one year. In 1942, he moved to the percussion section as a snare drummer where he stayed through 1949. During his 12-years with The Cadets, Arthur was a member when the corps won its first three National Championships – 1940, 1948 and 1949. Personal achievements for him during those years included winning the Bergen County and New Jersey Sate individual snare drumming titles in 1946 and 1947 and runner-up in 1948 and 1949. 

After his discharge from the U.S. Army in 1953, Arthur joined the Hawthorne Caballeros snare line, who went on to win the American Legion senior national title that year, the same year The Cadets won the junior title. 

His more than 20-years as a rudimental drum instructor to various junior corps included teaching the Garfield Plebes, the West Paterson Cadets, Dumon Police Cadets, St. Ann’s Cadets, Wood Ridge Townsmen and the Hawthorne Muchachos. Mura was also actively involved from 1958 through 1982 as a percussion judge with the Charles R. Nabor Eastern States Judges Association, the Mid-Atlantic and the DCA judges associations. 

In 2001, Mura was elected into the New Jersey Drum Corps Hall of Fame and in 2002 he was selected for the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame. 

Arthur is married to wife Gail and has two daughters, Alexa and Andrea. 

Congratulations to Arthur from The Cadets organization! His contributions and commitment to the corps are indelible as his name is engraved on the honorary plaque at the corps’ headquarters in Allentown, Pa. 

Join Arthur Mura and his family as he is honored at The Cadets debut concert on May 30 in Pompton Lakes, N.J. An Evening with The Cadets begins at 7 p.m. at Pequannock Township High School in Pompton Plains, N.J. A special Pre-Concert Reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. 

Read more about An Evening with The Cadets. 

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