Cadets alumni and friends heading to Garfield for Aug. 8 gathering

Combined show & party ticket available for a limited time only!

The Cadets will host the 4th Annual Cadets Alumni & Friends Gathering at the Three Saints Cultural Center in Garfield, N.J. Here, the 2010 Class of the Cadets Hall of Fame will be inducted. For a limited time, save $10 on your combo ticket for the gathering and Clifton drum corps show that evening.

The Cadets are taking it back to Garfield! 

The 4th Annual Cadets Alumni & Friends Gathering will be held on Sunday, Aug. 8 at the Three Saints Cultural Center in Garfield, N.J., just miles from where the founding fathers of Holy Name took their childhood dream of starting a drum corps, and made it happen! 

Alumni, friends and family members are invited to celebrate the 76th season of The Cadets at an all-American themed barbecue buffet prior to the Drum Corps – An American Tradition show at Clifton Stadium in Clifton, N.J., later that evening. 

Right now, for a limited time only, a combined ticket for the Clifton drum corps show AND the alumni and friends gathering can be yours for a discounted price! Save $10 by purchasing this combined ticket until May 31! Read more below or PURCHASE NOW. 


The gathering is expected to draw hundreds of alumni of every generation, their families and friends of the corps, as the Cadets Alumni Association inducts the 2010 Class of the Cadets Hall of Fame that afternoon. Coming off a remarkable 75th Anniversary celebration in 2009, The Cadets looked this summer to return to simplicity, and drum corps’ nostalgic American roots – at both the gathering and the show stadium. 

“This year, let us take the festivities back ‘home,’ to Garfield,” Cadets Director George Hopkins said. “And while we are at it, let’s rewind to the simpler and more casual days of a party before the home show. Where we can reminisce and share our stories, pay honor to those being inducted into the Hall, then head over to the stadium and cheer on the newest generation of Cadets!” 

Drum corps’ rich history and tradition speaks to every American’s patriotic spirit, including those who wore Maroon and Gold. This season, The Cadets parent organization, Youth Education in the Arts, renamed its summer marching events to Drum Corps – An American Tradition.

That theme remains a constant throughout the season, as we pay tribute to military servicemen and women – past a present – who have served our country. Every event, including the Clifton show, will include inductions into The Cadets Hall of Honored Veterans, recognizing select Cadets alumni who have served in our country’s Armed Forces. READ MORE on The Cadets Hall of Honored Veterans. 


4th Annual Alumni & Friends Gathering and HOF Inductions
The 4th Annual Alumni Gathering will be held from 3-6 p.m. at the Three Saints Cultural Center, 464 Outwater Drive, Garfield. A delicious all-American barbecue will include: 

Fried Chicken
Hot Dogs
Sausage & Peppers with Rolls
Boston Baked Beans
Potato Salad
Pasta Salad
Soda, Water
(Beer will be available for purchase)

Regular priced tickets are just $49 for adults
Children 12 and under free! 

Then head over to Clifton Stadium for a fantastic night of drum corps entertainment!


Your combined ticket for a seat in the Alumni Section at Clifton Stadium AND the Alumni and Friends Gathering is just $64!

(Already purchased your Clifton show tickets? Not a problem - simply contact Caryn Goebel at, or Susan Erben at to receive your discount on the alumni gathering. Your ticket would be $39 until the special offer expires!)

Drum Corps – An American Tradition
Clifton Stadium, Clifton, N.J. at 7:30 p.m.

A star-studded line-up includes performances by these World-Class drum corps:

The Cadets – Allentown, Pa.
Carolina Crown – Ft. Mill, S.C.
Phantom Regiment – Rockford, Ill.
Blue Stars – La Crosse, Wis.
Madison Scouts – Madison, Wis.
The Colts – Debuque, Iowa
Jersey Surf – Camden County, N.J.
Mandarins – Sacramento, Calif.

VIP Seating - $75 Includes parking and program
Premium Seating - $40
Reserved Seating - $28
Alumni Section Reserved - $25
Alumni Section Reserved + Alumni & Friends Gathering COMBO - $64 (Limited time offer!)
4th Annual Cadets Alumni & Friends Gathering ONLY - $49
Value Seating - $18
Children 6 and under are admitted free! 


For further information, contact Caryn Goebel at, or by telephone at (610) 821-0345, Ext. 121. 

Cadets Alumni:
Have you cast your ballot for the 2010 Class of the Cadets Hall of Fame?
Now is the time! Select among 15 amazing individuals who have been nominated for a place in the organization’s highest circle of honor. READ MORE.


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