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Cadets2 Staff


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


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



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



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


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.