Happy Fourth of July from Everett, Wash.

Angel and Demon Diary: Cadets daily update from the road

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The Cadets celebrated the Fourth of July in their usual fashion yesterday with pictures, a parade and performances. Everett, Wash. was decked out in red, white and blue as The Cadets marched through town, and the locals loved them.

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After a brief stand-still and some lunch, The Cadets moved to American Legion Memorial Park, where the musicians played a longer stand-still performance for the large crowd. The front ensemble started things off with "I Gotta Feeling," and the hornline followed with "Rocky Point." They then performed "Easter Ballad" and all of the music from Between Angels and Demons.

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Then Lloyd Ferguson (tuba), Tom Baker (baritone), Nick Garcia (mellophone), Philipp Schuessler (mellophone), Eli Mudrick (trumpet) and Patrick Crowley (trumpet) stepped forward to perform their fun and impressive "William Tell" arrangement, and the hornline played "Moondance." The pit, battery and hornline closed out the day with "Don't Stop Believing."

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When it was all said and done, the corps headed back to the school to eat, pack and load, and the convoy pulled out of the school at 6:00 p.m. The drive through the Cascades was gorgeous, and it was strange for everyone when the sun was still up at the first rest stop.

The early departure has proved worthwhile in spite of the change to Mountain Time. The Cadets pulled into Columbia High School in Nampa, Idaho at around 5:00 a.m. today, and the members will get a good three hours of floor time before breakfast at 8:00.

The Cadets are on last tonight at 9:56 p.m., so they will get lots of rehearsal time to get back into the swing of things.

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