Cadets Camp set for Woodstown HS in Woodstown, NJ This Weekend

Details from the Camp; An Invitation to Stop on By


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The Cadets go to work again this weekend on their "12.25" program with even more additional material ready for the members and staff to continue to learn, tweak, rehearse and repeat in the friendly confines of Woodstown High School in Woodstown, N.J. 

As always, fans, friends and alumni are welcome to join the corps 12:45–2 p.m. Sunday for ensemble and to hear what the corps has completed over the weekend. Please do join us at Woodstown — or North Pole South, as we like to call it this year.
“With the February camp, we get down to some of the nitty-gritty of putting the show together,” said George Hopkins, director of The Cadets. “The members realize there are only two more camps after this weekend before spring training. A great deal of work will be completed this weekend.”
[object Object]The Cadets are excited to welcome Vaughn Sawdon from DeMoulin Brothers, the official uniform partner of The Cadets, who will be joining us for the camp to do the fittings for the members.  This is always a very important camp to members, for many it is the first time for them to don The Cadets’ uniform. “We’ve had many members so overcome with emotion that their eyes fill with tears the first time they are able to put the uniform on,” said Melissa Barlow, assistant director of performing ensembles and a Cadets’ alumnus.
A special corps meeting for members and staff will be held on Saturday evening, where further details about the "12.25" show will be revealed for the very first time. Members of The Cadets Maroon & Gold Club will be receiving private links to a video of this meeting in the next week, so if you’ve donated to the Maroon & Gold Club or the recent holiday campaign, you’ll be able to get some exclusive inside scoop.
Cadets2 will have a presence as well this weekend at Woodstown High School, as there will be a brass audition at 10 a.m. for trumpets, baritones and tubas, as well as mallet percussion for anyone interested in marching in the corps’ inaugural season in 2012. Cadets2 is a weekend-only, regionally based alternative to The Cadets. The age range is 16–25 and was created to serve the many young people who wish to have a Cadets-quality experience, but do not have the time or resources in order to participate with the national touring ensemble. If you’re interested in Cadets2, please contact Rich Hammond at or 908-304-5987.
For those of you who love all the details… here they are!


Friday, February 17

7:00 pm Registration / Unload
9:00 pm Welcome Meeting in Gymnasium
9:30 pm Move to Sectionals
9:45 pm Sectionals
12:00 am Snack
1:00 am Lights Out

Saturday, February 18

7:30 am Wake & Breakfast
8:30 am PT session in Gymnasium
9:15 am Move to Sectionals
9:30 am Sectionals / Uniform fittings
1:30 pm Lunch
2:30 pm Sectionals / Brass marching
6:15 pm Dinner
7:15 pm Meet with Hopkins in Auditorium
8:15 pm Move to Sectionals
8:30 pm Sectionals
12:00 am Snack
1:00 am Lights Out

Sunday, February 19

7:30 am Wake & Breakfast
8:30 am PT Session in Gymnasium
9:15 am Move to Sectionals
9:30 am Sectionals
12:30 pm Break & Setup
12:45 pm Show & Tell in Gymnasium – Parents Welcome!
2:00 pm Cleanup & Load Truck
3:00 pm Bus depart / Drivers dismissed


Friday, February 17: Clouds giving way to some sun, 49 / 32
Saturday, February 18: Breezy with clouds and sun, 48 / 30
Sunday, February 19: Times of clouds and sun, 44 / 28



Snack: Chili, Cornbread


Breakfast: Scrambled eggs, Sausage patties, Cold cereal, Oatmeal, Oranges
Lunch: Philly cheesesteaks, Potato chips, Fruit salad
Dinner: Beef stew, French bread, Tossed salad, Pudding pie
Snack: Corn dogs, Leftovers


Breakfast: Pancakes—Plain, Chocolate chip, Blueberry; Cold cereal, Oatmeal, Oranges

MUSIC (brass)

Breathing Chorale / Mouthpiece Buzzing / Brass Technique ‘12
Chord Progressions / Tuning Progressions / Tones / Tuning/Adagio
Ballet Sacra Intro / Jump / Mahler Pesante / Philip Bliss / Zip A Dee Doo Dah
Gaelic Hymnsong / Do You Hear / Carol of the Bells (update) / We Need a Little Christmas
Hark the Herald Angels Sing / Jingle Bells

MUSIC (percussion)

Audition Packet / Jump / Do You Hear


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