THIS WEEKEND: Cadets auditions continue in Woodstown, N.J.

All you need to know: Directions, airport pick-ups, schedules & more!

Auditions continue this weekend at Woodstown High School in Woodstown, N.J. (Photo courtesy of Jay Travis)

The Cadets are taking their second round of auditions back to their old stomping ground – Woodstown High School in Woodstown, N.J. The corps returns to its regular camp site this weekend, Dec. 10-12, welcoming brass and percussion musicians to audition for a place in the 77th version of the Maroon and Gold!

This weekend’s rehearsal follows the November audition camp held in Reading, Pa., that attracted nearly 250 applicants. This weekend includes a jam-packed weekend of music and marching rehearsal, and continuing auditions for brass and percussion players.


Cadets Audition registration remains open via the corps’ web site, or Walk-Up Registration is available beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday. Registration tables will be set up in the small gymnasium on the first floor, near the front loop of the school. All camp attendees are asked to check in at the registration table in the gymnasium.


Weekend Schedule 

Friday, Dec. 10

7:00 pm Registration in school gymnasium (Souvenirs Available)

9:00 pm Welcome Meeting in Gymnasium

9:35 pm Move to Sectionals

9:45 pm Sectionals

12:00 am Snack & Videos (Souvenirs Available)

1:00 am Lights Out 

Saturday, Dec. 11

7:45 am Wake & Breakfast

8:45 am PT Session in Cafeteria

9:30 am Move to Sectionals

9:45 am Sectionals

1:15 pm Lunch

2:15 pm Sectionals (Brass Marching)

6:15 pm Dinner

7:15 pm Meet with Hopkins in auditorium

8:20 pm Move to Sectionals

8:30 pm Sectionals

11:45 pm Snack

12:45 am Lights Out 

Sunday, Dec. 12

8:00 am Wake & Breakfast

9:00 am PT Session in Gymnasium

9:45 am Move to Sectionals

10:00 am Sectionals

1:00 pm Break & Setup (Souvenirs Available)

1:15 pm Show & Tell in Gymnasium – Parents 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. 

In case of changes that affect your pick-up time on the day of camp, please send a TEXT MESSAGE (Please NO voicemails!) to Assistant Director Justin “Rudy” Heimbecker’s cell phone at (610) 357-1540 with the following: 

-Planned arrival time
-New estimated arrival time

The pickup times are as follows:

6:45-7 PM BUS

7:30 PM VAN

8:15 PM VAN

Please park personal vehicles in the front loop of the school, or along the side of the school. Make sure no personal vehicles are parked in the back lot outside the cafeteria on Sunday morning. 

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, Dec. 10, Heimbecker can be reached by cell at (610) 357-1540.



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