The Cadets Announce the Class of 2012 Hall of Fame Inductees

Record-number 400 ballots tallied in Hall of Fame vote

There is no more prestigious an organization in drum corps than The Cadets Hall of Fame. There are 43 names listed on the wall in The Cadets office in Allentown, PA and they read like a “who's-who” of the activity.

This year, thanks to the nominations and votes cast by the members of The Alumni Association and the Legacy Committee of the Cadets Hall of Fame, four new members have been voted into the 2012 class of The Cadets Hall of Fame. Congratulations go to:

Gino Cipriani, Brass Caption Supervisor (2000-02, 2005-Current)

Greg Lagola, Colorguard Designer and Choreographer (1989-Current)

George Lucas, Long time volunteer (1980’s-90’s)

Robert Bellarosa, Holy Name Cadet (1948-52)

George Hopkins, Director of the Cadets said in congratulating this year's class, "We thank the members of the Hall of Fame Committee for their hard work in making this process a success. We had 400 votes cast this year, and we are all looking forward to the day when the thousands of members who are Alumni will all participate in this very special privilege."

Hopkins continued, "I would like to personally congratulate the members of the Class of 2012 on their induction to the Hall, all of whom I've had the distinct pleasure to work with over the years and who have made the Cadets what they are today." 

This new class for 2012 was announced at the live webinar from the Cadets camp in Woodstown, NJ by Hall of Fame Committee Chairman Eric Santo.  Dr. Santo said he was very thankful for the voter turn out.  There were over 400 votes this year compared with 300 last.

The induction ceremony will be held at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ on August 5 prior to the Tour of Champions Grand Finale.   You can purchase tickets to this event at


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