The Auction Is Open! Be a Cadet July 6 in Philadelphia

Auction Provides a Cadets Side-by-Side FANtasy Experience


Imagine strapping on a Yamaha snare and warming up with the 2013 snare line.

Or taking your place in The Cadets' horn arc to play "Philip Bliss" under the direction of Gino Cipriani.

Or spinning, tossing and catching alongside The Cadets' colorguard.

How much would you give for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to either relive your youth or experience what it will be like to be a member of The Cadets?

The Cadets break the ultimate barrier between fan and corps by presenting the first-ever Cadets Side by Side FANtasy Experience, by putting you right inside the section of your choice. You'll get to take your place alongside the members as they warm up for their performance at PPL Park in Philadelphia during the Drum Corps: An American Tradition event on Saturday, July 6.

Choose from any one of these positions: Trumpet, Mellophone, Baritone, Tuba, Snare Drum, Tenor Drum, Bass Drum, Pit, Flag, Weapon or Drum Major. You may bid on more than one position.

Here are the few simple steps:

  • Make your bid on any one of the eleven positions on The Cadets' official eBay site, and improve your chances of being a Cadet for a day as you increase your bid (which is a tax-deductible donation to The Cadets).
  • On show day, you’ll meet up with the corps in the early evening to follow their warm-up routine, including visual and music blocks.
  • At show time, you’ll take the field with the corps for their performance and enjoy Side by Side from the field-level seating at the magnificent PPL Park. (These extra-large, comfortable seats are usually reserved for the Philadelphia Union players.)
  • After the show, enjoy snack with the corps as you end the day with your newfound friends in The Cadets.
  • Drummers for each of the four positions will receive a complimentary pair of Cadets-branded Vic Firth drumsticks and a drum head signed by The 2013 Cadets percussion section.


Bidding for The Cadets Side by Side FANtasy Experience starts at $100 for each position. Instruments and equipment will be provided by The Cadets. The final winning bids will be announced on Tuesday, July 1 at 10 a.m. on The Cadets' social media pages and homepage.

Bid on the section of your choice on Ebay here.

While there may be a winning bid, The Cadets Side by Side FANtasy Experience truly is priceless.


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