Cadets Hall of Fame Induction and Alumni Gathering Announced for August 5

Celebration to include reunion of Alumni Chapters

Two of the most significant annual gatherings of the Maroon & Gold will lead off the festivities prior to the Tour of Champions Grand Finale at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., beginning at 4 p.m.

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The 2012 Cadets Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place between 4–6 p.m. in the Lexus Club on the mezzanine level of MetLife Stadium, while the annual Cadets Alumni Gathering will be held from 5:30-7p.m. around the stadium venues, to give alumni the chance to rekindle past friendships and meet others who share the experience of being a Cadet.

In addition to having all Cadet Alumni at this celebration, this year's gathering will be the first reunion event featuring the classes of 1942,'52,'62,'72,'82,'92 and 2002. If you have not indicated that you marched during one of those years, please contact Brad Martin at

Admission to the Cadets Alumni Gathering is free with the purchase of a ticket to the Tour of Champions Grand Finale, however those interested in attending the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony are asked to RSVP to Brad Martin at in order to receive a ticket for early admission to the stadium. Food and beverages will be available for purchase for the duration of the reception.

VIP ticket holders and 2012 Maroon & Gold members will have exclusive access beginning at 6 p.m. to the West Hall Club located below section 239. There will be several hosts representing the Cadets and YEA! in and around the stadium to answer questions and guide alumni to an enjoyable experience.

Activities celebrating Class of 2012 members Gino Cipriani, Greg Lagolla, George Lucas and Robert Bellarosa will include special presentations during the 5 p.m. induction ceremony at the Lexus Club and then each inductee will be acknowledged as part of the ceremonies prior to the 7p.m. start of the Tour of Champions Grand Finale. Pre-show festivities will also include a performance by Cadets2, celebrating their innaugural season as a member of Drum Corps Associates!

Cadet Hall of Fame Committee Chairman Eric Santo commented, "The Cadet Hall of Fame Committee is delighted to invite everyone to the Induction Ceremony for the Class of 2012 at MetLife Stadium on August 5. This memorable and emotional event is the physical manifestation of the highest honor a Cadet can achieve. Do not miss it!"

Tickets for the Tour of Champions Grand Finale are available at VIP and Super Premium tickets are selling quickly, but there are still plenty of great Premium and Reserved seats still available. Seats on the mezzanine level are selling particularly fast, so if you are interested in those seats, you are encouraged to order early.


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