Extended camp includes show music, uniform sizing

Cadets return to Woodstown, N.J., for February rehearsals

The Cadets will hold their fifth camp of the season this weekend in Woodstown, N.J.

The Cadets are back this weekend and for some members, an extended stay at Woodstown High School will result in about eight more hours of rehearsal time for the percussion section.

“We are taking advantage of camp falling on President’s Day Weekend to allow the battery and front ensemble stay on for the evening Sunday and get in some extra hours of solid practice time,” said Justin Heimbecker, assistant director of The Cadets. “The brass section will run on a normal camp schedule, and this weekend we encourage any colorguard member to join us for several special sessions.”

The brass section will add three minutes to their show repertoire with a plan in place to have nearly nine minutes of ‘Angels in the Architecture’ taught by ensemble rehearsal on Sunday afternoon. The extra rehearsal time on Sunday will allow the percussion section to be practically caught up with the brass, said Heimbecker.

Colorguard members are also invited to attend optional equipment and body movement sessions on Saturday and Sunday. The rehearsals are not mandatory but open to members and band students who are not participating in indoor programs.

The weekend will also include a visit by representatives of DeMoulin & Bros. Company, the exclusive uniform provider to The Cadets. Steve Trull, vice president of sales and marketing, and Vaughan Sawdon, area representative, will assist with sizing and measuring of members who will be fitted in the coming months.


All camp attendees are asked to check in at the registration table in the cafeteria between 7-9 p.m.

Weekend Schedule

Friday, Feb. 18
7:00 pm Registration (Souvenirs Available)
9:00 pm Welcome Meeting
9:35 pm Move to Sectionals
9:45 pm Sectionals
11:45 pm Snack & Videos (Souvenirs Available)
12:45 am Lights Out 

Saturday, Feb. 19
7:45 am Wake & Breakfast
8:15 am PT Session
9:00 am Breakfast
9:45 am Sectionals
1:30 pm Lunch/Guard Register in Cafe
2:30 pm Sectionals (Brass Marching)
6:30 pm Dinner
7:30 pm Meet with Hopkins in Auditorium
8:15 pm Move to Sectionals
8:30 pm Sectionals
11:30 pm Snack
12:30 am Lights Out 

Sunday, Feb. 20
7:30 am Wake & Breakfast
8:00 am PT Session
8:30 am Breakfast
9:15 am Sectionals
12:15 pm Break & Setup (Souvenirs Available)
12:30 pm Show & Tell in Gymnasium – Parents Welcome!
2:00 pm Brass & Guard clean & load / Percussion lunch break
3:00 pm Bus depart / Brass & Guard dismissed / Percussion Sectionals
6:45 pm Dinner Break
7:30 pm Percussion Sectionals
11:15 pm Snack, Load truck, Final Clean-up
12:30 am Lights Out 

Monday, Feb. 21
5:30 am Bus Departs for Airport
6:30 am Drivers Wake & Pack Up (Cold/Quick Breakfast)
7:30 am Depart School


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:
7:00 PM BUS
7:45 PM VAN
8:15 PM VAN
10:00 PM VAN
11:45 PM VAN

(Extra vans can be added at 9:00pm and 11:00pm if necessary) 

9:00 AM VAN
10:30 AM VAN

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.

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. 

Questions about camp should be directed to Heimbecker at Justin@yea.org, or to Melissa Barlow at Melissa@yea.org, or by telephone at (610) 821-0345, Ext. 112 or 115, respectively. As of Friday, Feb. 18, Heimbecker can be reached by cell at (610) 357-1540.


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