Get Your Tickets to 5 Hot Home Shows & DCI Events

This summer, The 80th-Anniversary Cadets will host a stellar line-up of drum corps shows in the Northeast

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Tickets are on sale now!

View the venues, line-ups and special features of The Cadets' five shows below.

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Chambersburg Area High School

Friday, June 27

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Chambersburg Area High School's fan-friendly Trojan Stadium will again host Drum Corps: An American Tradition on Fri., June 27, as The Cadets kick off their 2014 home show series with a four-corps line-up of DCI World Championship Finalists in a brand-new format subtitled #TheFanShow Presented by McDonald’s.

After traditionally judged performances by The Cadets, Bluecoats, Boston Crusaders and Spirit of Atlanta, each corps will re-enter the field for an encore performance of their full program, this time with live commentary from their programming staff and input/feedback from the fans via text, Twitter and other social media.

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“Fans may remember the ‘Three Cs' program from a few years back, when each corps performed and was then guided through a second performance by their staff," said George Hopkins, Director of The Cadets and CEO of YEA!. "We hope to build upon that concept for this year’s Chambersburg event."

“Watch for more information and announcements on #TheFanShow format in the coming weeks, as we create a unique entertainment experience like no other on tour,” said Sean King, Director of Marketing for The Cadets and YEA!. “Who knows what our team might dream up to get the fans engaged in #TheFanShow? McDonald’s is a sponsor; that could be a hint!”

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Seating for Drum Corps: An American Tradition in Chambersburg, Pa.

  • VIP - High Center Section (will include VIP parking & complimentary program)
  • Reserved - Between the 30 Yard Lines
  • Value Reserved - Outside 30 Yard Lines
  • Group Tickets will be available for groups of 20 or more.



 

Jackson Liberty High School 

Saturday, June 28

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The 2014 drum corps season will make its Jersey debut on June 28 when The Cadets and Cadets2 co-host an early-season showcase at Jackson Liberty HS in Jackson, N.J.

Returning to Jackson for the fourth consecutive year, the 2014 event features corps from the DCI World Class, DCI Open Class, DCA and alumni corps in an entertaining, eight-corps line-up of diverse style.

The Cadets and Cadets2 welcome 2013 DCI World Championship Finalists the Bluecoats, Boston Crusaders and Spirit of Atlanta, along with the Raiders and 7th Regiment. The Bayonne Bridgemen Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps will cap off the show, giving fans of every age and taste something to stand up and cheer for.

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“Jackson has become a fantastic home for our early-season New Jersey home show," Sean King said. "And with the Saturday date this year, we are excited to welcome Cadets2 back to the show, as well as the Bridgemen."

Seating sections for Drum Corps: An American Tradition in Jackson, N.J.:

  • VIP - High Center Section (will include VIP parking access & a complimentary program)
  • Reserved - Between the 30 Yard Lines
  • Value Reserved - Outside 30 Yard Lines
  • Group Tickets available for groups of 20 or more.

 


 

PPL Park (Philadelphia)

Sunday, July 6

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The comfortable amenities and perfect sight-lines and acoustics make magnificent PPL Park in Chester, Pa. a perfect venue for drum corps, and this summer, the venue will host the return of a tradition. On July 6, DCI and DCA corps will perform on the same field in celebration of Independence Day weekend and the drum corps activity.

CarolinaCrown_Pit_2013.jpgCadets2 will host the DCA portion of the show, featuring World Championship Finalists the Bushwackers, Fusion Core, Carolina Gold and the Windsor Regiment.

Later that evening, five 2013 DCI World Championship Finalists will take the field, as The Cadets host defending-champion Carolina Crown, Bluecoats, Boston Crusaders and Spirit of Atlanta for the final east-coast event of the early season.

History and tradition remain the themes of the July 6 event, as alumni from every drum corps generation are invited to the Second-Annual Drum Corps Alumni Reception in PPL Park's luxurious club suite before the action begins on the field later in the day. Admission to the Alumni Reception is included with a ticket to the competition.

“The Cadets and Cadets2 are honored to co-host their first event together by welcoming corps from the ranks of both DCI and DCA for our fans," King said.

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Seating sections for Drum Corps: An American Tradition at PPL Park:

  • VIP - High Center Section (will include an invitation to the Alumni Reception, premium parking access & a complimentary program)
  • Super Premium Reserved - Middle Center Section
  • Premium Reserved - High Rows between the 30 Yard Lines
  • Reserved - Between the 30 Yard Lines
  • Value Reserved - Outside 30 Yard Lines
  • Free Parking included with all ticket purchases
  • Group Tickets available for groups of 20 or more.

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Stay tuned to cadets.org for details on the Drum Corps Alumni Reception, coming soon!


 

West Chester University

Wednesday, July 30

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When drum corps fans return to West Chester University's Farrell Stadium on July 30, they will be greeted by wider and more comfortable seats, as five top corps bring drum corps back to the greater Philly area for the end-of-season run.

On Wed., July 30 beginning at 7:30 p.m., The Cadets will welcome 2013 DCI World Champions Carolina Crown, seven-time World Champions The Cavaliers and local favorites the Crossmen and Jersey Surf to Drum Corps: An American Tradition Presented by Pepsi at Farrell Stadium in West Chester, Pa.

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“By renumbering the seats in the reserved areas, we can provide more comfort in the seats and improve traffic flow in the aisles," said Sean King.

While these changes may not seem revolutionary, they may be the simple change that leads to an excellent fan experience come July.

In addition to seating improvements, Pepsi has come onboard as an official partner of Youth Education in the Arts for the 2014 West Chester event.

"Pepsi and YEA! share so many goals between youth, music and physical activity, and we can't wait to see what this partnership holds," King said. "We look forward to exploring some fantastic opportunities with Pepsi for this event and beyond."

Seating sections for Drum Corps: An American Tradition Presented by Pepsi at Farrell Stadium:

  • VIP - High Center Section (will include VIP parking & complimentary program book)
  • Premium Reserved - Middle Center Section
  • Reserved - Between the 30 Yard Lines
  • Value Reserved - Outside 30 Yard Lines
  • Group Tickets will be available for groups of 20 or more.

 


 

Rutgers University

Thursday, July 31

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Rutgers University's High Point Solutions Stadium and The Cadets will host the top seven drum corps in the world in a huge, late-season Tour of Champions show-down.crown_guard_2013

“We are very happy to call High Point Solutions Stadium home to the Tour of Champions event for 2014,” George Hopkins said. “If you’ve followed the event, we were lucky to be at MetLife Stadium for the first two years, and then relocated to Allentown in 2013. We are pleased to bring drum corps to this Big-10 stadium this year. It's a great facility.”

The Tour of Champions format features the productions and additional individual and ensemble performances by The Cadets, Carolina Crown, Blue Devils, Santa Clara Vanguard, Phantom Regiment, Bluecoats and The Cavaliers.

Seating sections for the Tour of Champions at High Point Solutions Stadium:

  • VIP - Middle Center Section (will include VIP parking & complimentary program book)
  • Super Premium Reserved - Center Section of the Middle Lower Bowl & Upper Deck
  • Premium Reserved - Upper Deck & Lower Bowl between the 30 Yard Lines
  • Reserved - Upper Deck & Lower Bowl outside 30 Yard Lines
  • Group Tickets will be available for groups of 20 or more.

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Tickets to all five Drum Corps: An American Tradition events are now on sale exclusively to members of The Cadets Maroon & Gold Club. Tickets will become available to the general public on Monday, March 31.


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DCI Premier Events

Plus, sit among friends and Cadets fans at DCI's biggest summer shows! Tickets in the exclusive Cadets Fans and Friends Block are available for four of the most popular events on the DCI tour:

The DCI Southwestern Championship
Sat., July 19 in San Antonio’s Alamodome
The DCI Southeastern Championship
Sat., July 26 in Atlanta’s Georgia Dome 
DCI Eastern Classic

Fri. & Sat., Aug. 1-2 in Allentown, Pa.
The DCI World Championships

Thurs. - Sat., Aug. 7-9 in Indianapolis’ Lucas Oil Stadium

When you reserve your tickets to any of these four premier events, a percentage of your purchase will go directly to fund the 80th-anniversary Cadets.


Event Details:

DCI Southwestern Championship
Sat. July 19San Antonio, Texas

The first showdown of the season between all of the top world-class corps takes place in the climate-controlled comfort of the Alamodome.
The Cadets' block: Center Section, Lower Deck

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DCI Southeastern Championship
Sat. July 26 – Atlanta, Ga.

Just one week later, the top world-class corps will perform before one of the largest and most enthusiastic crowds on the DCI tour in the Georgia Dome.
The Cadets' block: Center Section, Mezzanine Level

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DCI Eastern Classic
Fri., Aug. 1 & Sat., Aug. 2Allentown, Pa.
DCI’s top corps return to The Cadets’ hometown and one of the most historic stadiums in drum corps for two evenings of performances. The Cadets will perform at J. Birney Crum on Sat. evening, Aug. 2.
The Cadets block: Center Sections of the Lower Deck and in the Upper Deck as well

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DCI World ChampionshipsThurs. - Sat. Aug. 7-9Indianapolis, IN
Three days of Preliminary, Semifinal and Final Championship competition will be held at Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the Colts and Super Bowl XLVI.
The Cadets block, Prelims & Semifinals: Select seats in the Mezzanine Center Sections
The Cadets block, Finals: Select seats in the Lower, Middle and Upper Decks

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Order Now for Best Seats

Click here to order your seats today and get the very best selection. Cheer on The Cadets with fans, friends and alumni while helping to offset the costs of the corps’ 2014 tour!

Tickets will ship beginning on or before May 1. Seats will be assigned based on date of purchase on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you have any questions, please call or e-mail Larry Harris at 610-821-0345 ext. 125 or lharris@yea.org

 

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