Cadets Overload: The 7 Best Design Concepts The Cadets Never Did

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1. 2004: West Side Story

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Well, we did it again, but not in 2004 like we originally planned. Instead, we went with Jethro Tull. 


2. 2005: The Wedding That Never Was

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Yeah, fun fact: Originally, the 2005 ballad was going to be designed around a wedding theme, top hats and all. 


3. 2007: Ride and Seek

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We had some major music changes throughout camp season before the '07 summer. Instead of Hazo's "Ride" and Imogen Heap's "Hide and Seek," we ended up going with "Symphonic Movement" and "Blue Shades." 


4. 2008: The Preamble to the United States Constitution

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Believe it or not, at one point in '08, we gave the entire colorguard copies of the Preamble and they read it aloud on the field. 


5. 2009: Lenny

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The 2009 production was originally entitled Lenny, featuring other famous Bernstein pieces. It was then changed to a modern take on West Side Story... with orange and green poles. 


6. Sunday Afternoon in the Park with George

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That sounds nice, but it's more like every hot summer afternoon on the field with George. 


7. 2012: Pearl Harbor

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After drawing up initial designs for a Pearl Harbor show, we decided to tweak the plan just a little bit to Christmas.

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