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2 Day Camp for Cadets2 Gets Us 2 Steps Closer to Summer

Progress on Show Being Made; Tuba and Bari Slots Open; Guard Camp Coming Soon

c2snares250.jpgA two-day, high-energy, high-impact camp brought out the best in Cadets2 over the March 31 and April 1 weekend, with nearly 50 brass on-hand and a full complement of battery and pit percussion powering the ‘Launch’ program to new heights.

“The hard work of recruiting is starting to pay off,” said George Hopkins, CEO of Youth Education in the Arts, parent organization of Cadets2.  “We’ve come a long way, but have a ways more to go to get us to the full brass line we intend to march this summer.”

Rich Hammond, corps director of Cadets2 went on to say, “As is the case every year, we lost a few players, but gained more than that number at the past camp, so we are still ahead and on track to field a full 56.”  Brass players interested in joining Cadets2 are welcome to the April 21 & 22 camp to be held at South Mountain Middle School in Allentown, Pa. RSVP to or with any questions you might have.

c2pit250.jpg“56” has become the mantra of the staff and members as they encourage, cajole and otherwise spread the gospel about the hottest new drum corps in the activity.  Select spaces in the brass section are still available for two tuba players as well as a few baritone slots. Hammond added, “Low brass is always a particular sticking point, no matter the corps, and we have done a good job to show kids the opportunity they have with us. Those brand new Yamaha horns which were just delivered, are just waiting for the right players, and we intend to work through the schools and our members to get them played this summer.”

As for the weekend of rehearsal, the corps completed work on the ballad and went through their usual steps of physical training and visual block as they get ready for the first marching camp coming up in two weeks (April 21 & 22).  There’s only one more chunk of the Jay Bocook and Colin McNutt/Iain Moyer arranged book yet to be learned before the Jeff Sacktig designed drill becomes the main focus.

Excitement is also growing for the colorguard which is scheduled to have a Cadets experience all of their own on the weekend of April 27–29 at Woodstown High School in Woodstown, N.J., when the combined staffs and prospective members of both guards come together for three days of work, fun and friendship.

c2holybass.jpgMelissa Barlow, The Cadets & Cadets2 admininstrative team member, said, “If you are a prospective colorguard member thinking about marching the 2012 Cadets2 colorguard, this is a wonderful opportunity for you to come out and meet a whole bunch of great people and see what the organization is all about.  There’s no need to be scared or apprehensive because the two guards will be treated separately, while still getting the chance to know one another and working on the basics.”

If you’re interested in participating in the Cadets Colorguard Weekend for members of the 2012 Cadets and Cadets2 guard, please RSVP to Melissa Barlow at or 610-821-0345 ext. 115.


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