Johnstown community comes out for The Cadets


The corps has held Spring Training in Johnstown for 6 years

On a day usually reserved for taking it easy, The Cadets had a packed schedule. 

Sunday night’s Johnstown performance altered the usual schedule a bit, but that didn’t stop the corps from putting down new drill. Before lunch, The Cadets worked on the transition out of the ballad — certainly an impressive display of efficiency.

Following lunch, as the corps worked through ensemble in full uniform, Richland Stadium began to fill up with eager spectators. Once 7:30 p.m. rolled around, the audience was treated to The Cadets’ 2013 production: Side by Side. After the corps performed “Medea” in an arc on the field, they followed up with classics such as “Swing, Swing, Swing” and Ron Nelson’s “Rocky Point Holiday.”

Nealene Tyger, a Johnstown resident, has come to see The Cadets perform for the past four years. She said her father was in a drum corps when he was younger, and he’s always encouraged her to be involved with the activity.

“I thought it was great,” she said about Sunday night’s performance. “Fabulous. Very entertaining.”

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Tyler Miller, a second-year baritone player, also thought the corps did well, especially considering the small amount of time they had between ensemble and the performance. Overall, Tyler said Spring Training is also going well and flying by very, very quickly. Members are becoming more familiar with how the corps operates on a day-to-day basis.

“I think we've come a very long way,” he said. “We're going to be very well prepared for tour.”

 

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