4 Cities 3 Days 2 Make 1 Corps

The Cadets Come to Texas Dec 7-9 for Free Individual Auditions


As a corps that always pushes the boundaries by trying new things, the 10-time World Champion Cadets bring a whole new experience to prospective 2013 members in Texas without the time or financial commitment of attending full weekend camp.

On Dec. 7-9, The Cadets Caption Supervisors Gino Cipriani (Brass), Colin McNutt (Percussion), Eric Babula (Color Guard), Mike Zellers (Front Ensemble) and Jarrod Huntley (marching) will be at four high schools in Texas to evaluate talent, answer questions and, in the case of a few talented and driven individuals, award secure positions in The 2013 Cadets.

The three-day tour begins in Dallas on Fri., Dec. 7 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Wakeland High School. Sat., Dec. 8 features two locations, with Claudia Taylor Johnson High School in San Antonio hosting personal auditions from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Rouse High School in Austin hosting from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The tour ends on Sun., Dec. 9 at Nimitz High School in Houston with auditions from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Best of all, the registration and audition fees have been waved.

Auditioning members may arrive at any time within the time slot scheduled at each school, although auditionees are encouraged to come earlier for more one-on-one time with their respective caption head.

Click here to fill out the free registration form for the Texas auditions and receive a voucher for $25.00 of Cadets merchandise!

“Personalized, individual auditions will actually give prospective Cadet members more one-on-one time than they would normally get with our caption supervisors – perhaps even enough time for a lesson to improve technique,” said Gino Cipriani, The Cadets’ Brass Caption Supervisor. “We look forward to meeting some great young people, and if our Texas alumni are any indication, there should be a few spots handed out over the weekend.”

“We understand that today’s members know what they want, especially from The Cadets,” said George Hopkins, director of The Cadets. “From the very beginning, we’ve believed that it was easier for us to bring The Cadets to prospective members in Texas than to have them spend days and money traveling to auditions in New Jersey.”

Hopkins continued, “It’s a new world when it comes to the finances of marching in a corps. From our announcement of only two full music camps this winter (a first in the world of high-level drum corps) to the pilot program of no-cost individual auditions, we’re trying to reduce costs wherever possible to make it affordable for the student who dreams of being a Cadet to become a Cadet.”

Cipriani added, “It’s also a great way for younger players who might not be ready to march in The Cadets this year to find out how they stack up and what they might need to work on to march with the corps in the future. We are very excited to bring this opportunity to Texas.”

To attend The Cadets’ Texas audition in Dallas, San Antonio, Austin or Houston, fill out this simple registration form, or contact Patrick Duncan at Patrick@yea.org or at (610) 821-0345 ext. 127 for more information.

Walk-ins are also welcome the weekend of auditions. We hope to see you in Texas!


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