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Cadets2 Drum Major Auditions to be held Dec. 17-18

Leadership Positions Available for First Ever Season

Candidates for the first-ever drum major positions to lead the Cadets2 drum corps are invited to the December 17-18 camp for a series of interviews and conducting evaluations, as well as a full weekend of leadership experience and training.

Eric Kitchenman, director of Cadets2, said in announcing this exciting opportunity for young leaders in the Mid-Atlantic, “We are privileged to live in a region which has a long history of drum major excellence. This is a unique opportunity for just the right two individuals to ascend to the podium and make history as the first-ever drum majors of the corps. We are hoping to give the individuals who come out for these positions a full weekend of experiences and education that they can take with them, whether they are selected to lead the corps in 2012 or not.”

The ideal candidates for the Cadets2 drum major position will have two or more years of high school, college or drum corps drum major experience, as well as excellent leadership skills. References from their band or corps director are preferred but not mandatory.

The drum major track for the December 17-18 camp will begin at 10 AM Saturday and include a brief presentation on what the corps is looking for from their member leadership.

Following this opening session, each candidate will take part in one-on-one interviews with corps staff. During the evening rehearsals, drum major auditionees will be evaluated on their conducting skills by a team of Cadets2 staff members, as well as take part in an educational session by leadership and drum major clinicians to be announced.


On day two of the weekend camp, evaluations and follow-up interviews will be conducted as well as a second workshop as part of the leadership clinic, before the camp ends at 3 PM. Kitchenman concluded, “It is a rare opportunity that one gets to define a role. To be a Cadets2 drum major in the corps very first year means for years to come young people will look toward the example you set. It’s a tremendous responsibility, but a wonderful reward for the right two individuals.”

If you are interested in auditioning to become one of the two, first-ever drum majors for Cadets2 register today for the December 17-18 camp. If you have questions about the camp or registration, please contact Melissa Barlow at or at 610-821-0345 ext. 115.

Specific questions about the drum major auditions can be directed to Eric Kitchenman at or at 610-821-0345 ext. 124.


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