Cadets Hall of Fame Committee announces 2011 nominees

Voting by registered CAA members begins today through April 25


Members and instructors that gave, and many who still give, their heart and soul The Cadets!

Volunteers that have dedicated their time, no matter the hardship or cost! 

The nominee list for the 2011 Class of The Cadets Hall of Fame is official! In total, 15 individuals who, through the years, have touched the organization in an unforgettable way. 

The Cadets Hall of Fame Committee would like to introduce the nominees for the 2011 Class: 

Alfred Bartello – Volunteer and booster, 1950/60s era
Anthony ‘Bart’ Bartello – Member 1948-1957, active alumnus
Richard Chirichella – Member 1964-1971
Gino Cipriani – Cadets Brass Caption Supervisor
Vincent D’Arrigo – Member 1939-1952, volunteer and booster
Susan Erben – Member 1978, instructor, administration
Willy Higgins - Member 1984, 86-89, Staff 1990 - 1999
Connie Kardash – Quartermistress, volunteer, booster 1950s era
Greg Lagola – Cadets Designer 1989 to present
George Lucas - Long-time volunteer, 1980s and 1990s era
Darryl Pemberton - Member 1988-1995, Staff 1996-2002 and 2011
John Tokar - Member 1962-1971, instructor, drill writer, administration
Patrick Zampetti - Member 1977-1980, staff 1981-1984
Neil Larrivee - Front Ensemble Arranger, 1995-2008
Richard ‘Scotty’ McGarry - Member 1958-1967, volunteer, photographer, historian 

More than 90 letters of nomination and support, the largest amount ever, were received by the Committee during the nomination process held from March 1 through April 1. The nominees were reviewed during the past six days by the Committee with those qualified being placed on the official ballot and are now provided to the Electors for voting. Electors are registered members of the Cadets Alumni Association. 

Starting today, Electors can view the nominations and letters of support by CLICKING HERE and cast their vote online until April 25. 

Announcement of the inductees of the 2011 Class will be made May 1 via LIVE WEBCAST from Cadets Rehearsal Camp in Woodstown, N.J. Inductions of 2011 Class on Aug. 7 during The Cadets hosted DCI Tour of Champions Grand Finale to be held at New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. 

The Cadets Hall of Fame began with the Class of 1984 induction of honorees and is now the highest honor for 28 individuals who have left a mark in the Cadets legacy.  

CLICK HERE to read the nomination and support letters. 

The Hall of Fame Committee 

Authorized by the Youth Education in the Arts Board of Directors, the four-member committee began meetings in January 2008 to put in place a formal process for nominating and selecting individuals who have made a substantial contribution to the Cadets organization. Made up of only Cadets alumni and all in their second year of service, current Hall of Fame Committee members are: 

Eric Santo, Chairman (1977-1982)
Greg Cinzio (1967-1977)
George Lea (1981-1982)
Tony Bartello (1948-1958) 

Questions about the Cadets Hall of Fame should be directed to Santo at  

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets to the Induction Ceremony at the Tour of Champions Grand Finale show at New Meadowlands Stadium on Aug. 7.


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