Cadets alumni, friends taking it to Garfield for Aug. 8 celebrations

Hall of Fame inductions included in annual summer gathering

The Cadets are heading back to Garfield! 

The 4th Annual Cadets Alumni & Friends Gathering and Hall of Fame inductions 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. 


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. CLICK HERE to see who will be honored. 

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. And 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.  


4th Annual Cadets 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, Dessert, Soda, Water, Coffee 

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!

Drum Corps – An American Tradition
Clifton Stadium, Clifton, N.J. at 7 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
Value Seating - $18

4th Annual Gathering:
Adults: $49 (Children 6 and under are admitted free)

Show/Gathering Combo:
Alumni Section Reserved + Alumni & Friends Gathering - $74


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


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