Fall Event Spotlight: Texas Yamaha Cup

Presented by The Cadets


For the first time ever, Team USBands and The Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps enthusiastically present the Texas Yamaha Cup this fall on Saturday, October 26, 2013.

The Texas Yamaha Cup will be held at D. W. Rutledge Stadium in Converse, Texas and will be hosted by the Wagner High School band program.

This is the only Prelims/Finals USBands event in 2013, adding an air of exciting competition to a day celebrating youth arts education and performance, as well as quality adjudication.


  • 30-band competition in 6 groups
  • Individual Music, Ensemble Music, Visual & Effect Captions evaluated
  • Group champions & scores announced
  • Awards will be presented for highest music, visual & effect in each group
  • Critique available for all non-Finalist bands


  • 15 bands: 6 Group Champions + next 9 highest-scoring bands regardless of group
  • Performance order will be determined by random draw
  • One Overall Grand Champion
  • One award presented for highest music, visual & effect in Finals regardless of group
  • Post-event critique available for all Finalists

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Of note, the adjudicators at this event are all members of The Cadets family, both alumni and former and current instructors as well as concept designers and consultants. These ladies and gentlemen are among the best in the business of marching music, and it's sure to be an educational experience for all members and staff of participating bands.

Texas Yamaha Cup Adjudicators
George Hopkins
Marc Sylvester
Jeff Sacktig
Judy Ulchinsky
Steve Bentley
Sean Furilla
Jaycee Clark
Jason Ihnat

To register your band for this competition, please contact USBands Representative Jon Swengler at 610-821-0345 ext. 113 or jonathan@yea.org, or simply click here to register through your BandData account.

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