News

Volunteer Spotlight: Ben Regalado

Each week, Volunteer Coordinator Ashley Pittman will be contacting past and present USBands volunteers to be in the spotlight. First on deck is Ben Regalado of Severna Park, MD.

Member Feature: From Bass Drum to Baritone

A Cadets2 Success Story

Semifinals in the Books

There's just one day more left in the season.

DCI Quaterfinals

The end is approaching

Cadets in Massillon

The Cadets made their final tour stop before heading to Indianapolis

Final Push Toward Finals

The Cadets wrapped up their third and final night in Allentown.

Home Show in West Chester

The Cadets made their long-awaited return to Pennsylvania.

Interact with Us

Cadets2 releases new photos, videos, feature stories and news every day.
Follow us on your favorite social media site!

facebook.pngtwitter_icon.pngyoutube.pngPinterest.png

Cadets2 Staff

Administration

George Hopkins: CEO/Program Coordinator
Rich Hammond: Corps Director
Melissa Babalonis
: Administrative Assistant

Brass

Larry Markiewicz: Co-Caption Supervisor
Gino Cipriani
: Co-Caption Supervisor
Robert Mattera: Tuba Technician
James "JP" Crowley
: Baritone Technician
Brandon Nase

Percussion

Drumline

Dave Dumont: Caption Supervisor
Tom Aungst: Drumline Arranger
Andrew Rubano
: Tenor Technician
Greg Banks: Bass Technician
Travis Peterman: Snare Technician
Amanda Zeh: Cymbal Technician

Front Ensemble

Andrew Monteiro: Front Ensemble Caption Supervisor
Iain Moyer: Front Ensemble Arranger

 

Visual

Jeff Sacktig: Drill Designer
Dave Wolbach: Caption Supervisor
Andrew German
Steve Shuey
Ali Carraher
Corey Moore
Ross Hecht

Guard

Rick Delancy: Caption Supervisor
Hayden Rhoades: Writer


What Is Cadets2?

Cadets2 is a weekend-only, regionally performing drum and bugle corps presented by Youth Education in the Arts. This organization consists of approximately 128 young men and women ages 16-25 located in the Lehigh Valley and surrounding area. Cadets2 takes a different approach to drum corps than The Cadets due to the level of time commitment, but the corps will be managed very much the same as the 10-time DCI World Champion Cadets. There is an expectation of excellence, a clear intention that the image of The Cadets is maintained, and a promise from the organization that Cadets2 will operate with the same degree of quality as all of YEA!'s programs.

For so many, the time commitment and cost of a World-Class drum corps just isn’t possible. The Cadets2 program gives brass, percussion and colorguard performers a place to experience The Cadets in a different capacity. They learn from some of the best teachers in the activity, they have the infrastructure of YEA!’s team to provide much needed support, but of course, there are less financial pressure and less time commitment.

Cadets2 does not wear the official maroon and gold uniform of The Cadets. The uniform design is similar, but the colors are cream and maroon.