Saturday Cadets Camp Report

2012 corps off to a running start, literally

So far on Saturday... 

The second day of The Cadets’ 2012 season started at 8:30 this morning with a pancake and sausage breakfast, and at 9:30, they got right to work.

After a good stretch with the drum majors, Patrick Crowley led the corps through some physical training exercises. Then he took the corps out into the chilly New Jersey morning for a run (about a mile and a half) around the school. This was a bit of a wake-up call for some, but the goal is simply to encourage endurance training now, so The Cadets go into spring training strong in May. Strength and endurance training during the winter and spring dramatically decreases the number of injuries throughout the summer.

After PT with Patrick, the sections split up until lunch. Everyone had an opportunity to warm-up, and then the caption supervisors began the auditions. Trumpets were up first for the brass, and with so many present, the process takes a while.

A long sectional block finally ended, and lunch was served at 2:00 p.m. At 3:00, the horn line got a break from playing and headed to the gym for some straight-leg technique 101 with the marching staff. In addition to the results of their music auditions, brass auditionees will receive ratings based on their marching technique, and Gino Cipriani takes both numbers into account when he makes his final decisions. (Though, as previously stated, everyone is encouraged to work hard, get better and come back, whether it’s this year or next.)

Check back later for another camp update!


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