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Enter the 2011 Ultimate Fan Contest

A 60- second video could make you a VIP for the season

Are you the ultimate Cadets fan right down to you maroon and gold socks?  41598_2248160791_9948_n.jpg

Or are you the ultimate drum corps fan, counting the days to the first show each year with an iPod full of DCI tunes and collection of t-shirts from every corps? 

Or are you the ultimate band geek? Showing up for rehearsal early, staying late and marching, spinning, playing and drumming like your life depends on it – because in some ways it does? 

If you count yourself as one of these fanatical die-hards, The Cadets and the US Scholastic Band Association have the ULTIMATE contest for you!  

Introducing the Summer of 2011 Ultimate Fan Contest! 

untitled.bmp Fans of The Cadets, drum corps and marching band are encouraged to submit a one minute video telling us why you are the Ultimate Fan!

The Grand Prize Winner will receive TWO Maroon and Golden Tickets for you and a friend which includes VIP seats at each of the YEA! summer events, plus a Flip Camera to record your experience as the Ultimate Fan as you serve as the official correspondent to YEA! for the summer. 

Starting with the June 9 YEAllentown! event, which will be the first appearance of the Cadets of 2011, you will be along for every YEA!-sponsored event - all summer long.

Two days later, you’ll be in the stadium as the 2011 Cadets take the field for the first time in uniform as they debut “Between Angels and Demons” for fans, friends and alumni at Northern Highlands High School in Northern New Jersey. 

A little over two weeks later you will be on-hand for one of the first drum corps shows of the season in Old Bridge, N.J., as seven corps including Boston Crusaders and Madison Scouts join to break the silence of the off-season.

A short 10 days later, you’ll be in Jackson, N.J., as the DCI tour returns to the Garden State on July 6 as Carolina Crown joins with Boston Crusaders and the Madison Scouts for round two of DCI early season competition. 

The wait of nearly a month will be well worth it as the Ultimate Fan will be treated to the Ultimate Weekend of drum corps with four shows in five days…back-to-back-to-back-to-back… in West Chester, Allentown and New Meadowlands Stadium brings the Ultimate Summer of Drum Corps to a close. 

The weekend blast starts with an amazing line-up of corps at West Chester University’s Farrell Stadium on Wednesday, Aug. 3.  The Cadets make their first appearance in the Northeast by welcoming the Blue Devils, The Cavaliers, Santa Clara Vanguard and Madison Scouts as five of last year’s Top 10, and 35 of the 38 active World Champions in the house! 

You’ll then have two seats to each night’s competition at DCI East in Allentown watching the 23 DCI World Class corps in the Friday and Saturday evening at the Grand Daddy of them all in Allentown’s J. Birney Crum Stadium. 

Your Ultimate Summer will come to a close with the perfect seat in the perfect stadium at the perfect show with the perfect line-up as you experience the Tour of Champions Grand Finale on Sunday, Aug. 7 at New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. 

Watch the Top 8 as they square off for the final time outdoors before the World Championships in a program that will have people talking for years and years. 

Your price of admission to these SIX amazing and unbelievable events, plus a Flip Cam all your own, is simply submitting a one minute video telling us why you are the Ultimate Fan

Videos will be judged on creativity and overall effect by a committee of Cadets and USSBA staff members, as well as an online voting component. Hurry! The contest will run from April 12 to May 15,  at which time voting will be underway and with a winner announced no later than June 1. 


The fine print:  No purchase necessary to enter.  Winner is responsible for all transportation and other expenses associated with attending each event.


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