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YEAllentown! TODAY kicks off The Cadets Summer Tour!

Lunchtime concert, plus evening showcase of all YEA! programs

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The Cadets return to Allentown Symphony Hall on June 9 for YEAllentown!, a celebration showcase of all the programs of Youth Education in the Arts.

When The Cadets depart Spring Training following nearly four weeks of intense rehearsals, they’ll be more than ready for some love and TLC from their families, supporters and fans! From Western Pennsylvania, the corps will depart June 9 for their long-awaited Summer Tour that takes them on a journey to the West Coast and back.

But first, a Maroon and Gold send -off of the grandest proportions is planned this week!

YEAllentown! on Thursday, June 9 brings The Cadets home to Allentown, Pa., for a lunchtime outdoor concert at PP&L Plaza in Center City and an evening showcase at Allentown Symphony Hall that includes performances by all the life-changing programs of Youth Education in the Arts.

“Seldom does the community of Allentown get the opportunity to see and hear the Nine-Time World Champion Cadets Drum Corps,’ said Sean King, director of marketing for The Cadets. “With a demanding Summer Tour schedule, a stop off in their home town often only lasts six hours or less during an August regional event at J. Birney Crum Stadium.”

But this season, The Cadets look to connect with the residents of Allentown and their loyal nearby fan base!

On June 9, the corps will hold a free lunchtime concert at PP&L Plaza, just blocks from their administrative office on 6th and Hamilton streets. Starting at noon, for nearly an hour, the powerful brass and percussion sections will bring downtown Allentown to life as the corps presents pieces from its 2011 program Between Angels and Demons, along with other favorite encore pieces.

SISTER PROGRAMS COME TOGETHER FOR THE EVENING!

Later that evening, residents and fans are invited to join The Cadets, the Lehigh Valley Youth Drumline and the Xcape Dance Team at the gorgeous Allentown Symphony Hall for a full showcase of all YEA!’s dynamic youth programs. Prior to the concert, a VIP Reception will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Cosmopolitan Restaurant. Below is a detail of YEAllentown! events you don’t want to miss!

Thursday, June 9
The Cadets Drum Corps FREE lunchtime concert
Noon, PP&L Plaza, Center City Allentown

YEAllentown! VIP Reception
5:30-7 p.m.
Cosmopolitan Restaurant

YEAllentown! Showcase Concert
7-9 p.m.
Allentown Symphony Hall
6th Street, Allentown, Pa.
Tickets to this showcase event are on sale now!

For The Cadets, the 24-hour stop in Allentown kicks off a four-day fan and alumni appreciation tour that takes the drum corps from the YEAllentown! festivities on June 9, to Connecticut, North Jersey through June 12. Each stop will include rehearsal time, clinics with local marching band students, concerts and parties with alumni who celebrate with them the heritage of the 77-year-old Cadets.

After June 12, The Cadets depart for Texas and a 10-week Summer Tour that takes them to the West Coast, the Midwest and the Southeast. With nearly 40 performances and competitions with other Drum Corps International corps, The Cadets will complete their season on Aug. 13 at DCI World Championships at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind.

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