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Cadets2 Mini-Camp This Sunday; Open House for All

Super Sunday Rehearsal 9 AM to 3 PM in Allentown

The sun is shining and the weather looks great for Cadets2 to get back on the launch pad for a Mini-camp from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. this Sunday, Feb. 5 at South Mountain Middle School at 709 W. Emaus Ave
Allentown, PA 18103.

This "Super Sunday" rehearsal will also be host to an open house for Lehigh Valley students who are new to the program and want to check out what all the buzz is about.

“It’s time to kick this corps into overdrive,” says Corps Director Eric Kitchenman enthusiastically. He says he looks forward to meeting with the corps for the first time since December.

“The camp postponement due to the weather in January could not have come at a worse time,” he added. “The corps was really starting to gel, and the excitement from the staff and members was great after the December camp, now we’re having to jump start the momentum and we have no doubt we will!”middle school

The camp for the schedule shapes up like this:

8 a.m. — Registration
9 a.m. — Corps meeting
9:30 a.m. — Sectionals
12:15 p.m. — Lunch (Pizza!)
1 p.m. — Sectionals
3 p.m. — Cleanup
3:30 p.m. — Dismissal

“The corps will continue work on their 2012 production of ‘Launch,” says Program Coordinator Rich Hammond. “We have a lot of music written and the staff has been keeping up with the members over the extended break. We’ll be focusing on ‘To Tame the Perilous Skies’ Parts 1 and 2, as well as some of our parade tunes including ‘Jump’ and ‘Back to the Future.”

Hammond says the corps still has opportunities in low brass, particularly baritone and tuba. Additionally, there are a select few mallet and cymbal positions still open.

“The corps is about 80 percent complete, but we’re still looking for those who want to have the Cadet-quality experience without the financial or time commitment of the national touring corps,” adds Kitchenman. “We’re looking not only for talented high school students, but our age range up to 25 allows us to accept players who may have already aged out of DCI, or have graduated from their college band, but still want to march on a very high level.”

Next week the corps reconvenes for a full two-day camp at South Mountain Middle School in Allentown. The Feb. 11–12 camp begins at 10 a.m. Saturday and runs through 3 p.m. Sunday. If you have any questions or would like to RSVP to the Feb. 5 mini-camp or Feb. 11–12 camp, contact Melissa Barlow at or at 610-821-0345 ext. 115.


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