The Cadets Experience: Perfect for band camp prep

Registration for Aug. 8 Clifton clinic going strong

Today, 50 is the magic number! For Amanda Ruth of Long Branch, N.J., it means when she arrives at The Cadets Experience clinic in Clifton, N.J., on Aug. 8, she will receive a fantastic Cadets Fan Pack! 

Amanda is the 50th registrant for The Cadets Experience Presented by the USSBA. She will be among the many band students spending the afternoon with The Cadets Drum Corps during the unique, interactive clinic. 

Registration for The Cadets Experience at Clifton Stadium in Clifton, N.J., remains open and band directors and students are encouraged to come out – it’s the ideal way to motivate and excite your students as they head into this year’s band camp. 

“The one-day clinic is focused on you being engaged with The Cadets themselves and spending some time with The Cadets World Class staff,” said Eric Kitchenman, Director of Educational Outreach for YEA! “The most unique and thrilling part of this program is your integration on the field during ensemble rehearsal as corps members fly by you in a blur.  You will be given a guided insightful tour of The Cadets on the field with them while they are performing a full out ensemble rehearsal.  Trust me; it will blow your mind!” 

Don’t just take it from us. Those who have attended The Cadets Experience have plenty of positive things to say… 

Thank you so much for helping me at the experience camp! I'm glad I went through with my solo performance. I'm very proud to say that I learned my very first routine and drop spin from the Cadets. Thank you so much! Can't wait till next year!


I just got back from The Cadets Experience a little while ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. I am truly glad that there are such great organizations like The Cadets. Although I didn't have any students participating today, it was clear that the focus was on the kids. You should have seen all the excitement displayed. I know that I would've had a ball if I were still in high school and got to play with The Cadets and got to stand with staff on the field right in the middle of intricate drill. 

Just looking at how happy it seemed to make the kids made the event worth going to. I feel that The Cadets made the best of an already awesome experience and I am glad to see such a classy organization in DCI. I wish all corps would do things like this and make kids, parents, directors, and fans feel so welcome and important. This was the best statement of "fan appreciation" that I have been to. Great work Cadets and I hope to see more groups reach out to the kids like this in the future! I have a newfound appreciation for this organization.

Anonymous Fan
Martin, Tennessee 

Registration Now Open

The cost to attend The Cadets Experience is $35 per student and includes an Experience t-shirt and ticket to the evening drum corps show at Clifton Stadium that night. 

The group rate for groups of 20 or more is $30 per student. 


For more information or group sales, contact Melissa Babalonis at or by telephone at (610) 821-0345, Ext. 115.


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