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The 2014 Cadets


  • Brass
  • Percussion
  • Color Guard
  • Parents

Brass

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3 Steps to Become a Cadet

      1. Register by completing your Online Application here
      2. Pay the $100 Registration Fee and download your Audition Packet here*
      3. Pay the corresponding camp fee and attend the camp!

*Note: If you are paying the Registration Fee to attend an audition camp, you do NOT need to pay $15 to download your Audition Packet! You will receive a link to download the packet once you pay the Registration Fee. The $15 packet is only for those interested in finding out more or practicing the material who are not planning to audition this fall. 


Video Audition Information

Video evaluations are for those who wish to have their skills evaluated by a member of our staff prior to their commitment to attending a camp.   

      1. Pay the $75 Video Evaluation Fee here. When you do, you will receive an Audition Packet via
          e-mail within 24 hours.
      2. Record your video audition. Begin with an introduction of who you are, where you're from, and
          any previous drum corps or marching experience.
      3. Upload the clips to YouTube and e-mail the link to Rich Hammond at rich@yea.org.

Video Music Audition Requirements

          - Exercises 1-3 in the Audition Packet

          - A 1- to 2.5-minute solo/étude of your choosing. Please be sure to perform both a technical as well as
            lyrical material

Video Marching Audition Requirements

          - Record yourself marching fowards, backwards and box (figure 8) drill at both 120 bpm and 170 bpm


Rehearsal Information

Here's a tentative weekend schedule to give you an idea of what we'll be up to:

Friday
**Plan to land/arrive at PHL before 6 p.m. for pick-ups
7 p.m.          Arrive & Unload & Registration
9 p.m.          Welcome Meeting
10 p.m.        Sectionals
12:30 a.m.   Snack & Videos
1:30 a.m.     Lights Out

Saturday                                                           Sunday
8:30 a.m.     Breakfast                                          8 a.m.          Breakfast
9:30 a.m.     Sectionals                                         9 a.m.          Sectionals
1:30 p.m.     Lunch                                               12:30 p.m.   Quick Snack & Setup
2:30 p.m.     Sectionals/Marching                         1 p.m.          Ensemble Rehearsal
6:30 p.m.     Dinner                                               2 p.m.          Cleanup
7:30 p.m.     Meet with Hopkins                            3 p.m.          Dismissed & Depart
8:45 p.m.     Sectionals                                         **Plan to depart PHL no earlier than 7 p.m.
11:45 p.m.   Snack
1 a.m.          Lights Out

2014 Winter Camp Schedule

December 13-15     Texas Auditions – Brass, Percussion & Guard
December 26-29
     Brass & Percussion only - Woodstown, NJ
January 17-19
         Brass & Percussion only - Woodstown, NJ
March 7-9
                Percussion only - Woodstown, NJ
April 25-27
             Brass, Percussion & Guard - Pennington, NJ
May 13
                   Move-in Day


2014 Fees

CLICK HERE TO PAY FEES!

Registration Fee: $100* 
Camp Fees (per camp attended):  1st - $100, 2nd - $100, 3rd - $100, 4th - $50, 5th - $25
Summer Tuition Fee: $3600

*Before attending any camp, prospective members must pay the non-refundable $100 Registration Fee. You will be able to download your Audition Packet when you pay your Registration Fee.

*The Registration Fee is waived for returning members (those who have marched one full season with The Cadets or Cadets2).

You may purchase the Audition Packet for $15 without registering for camp. We understand that some students may need further information before they decide to audition for the coming season. However, the packet is included in the price for those who pay their Registration Fee.

A more detailed description of all fees will be included in the Member Financial Contract, which will be handed out at camp.


The Members' Perspective

Cadets FAQs

Jenna's Guide to Audition

Percussion

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3 Steps to Become a Cadet

      1. Register by completing your Online Application here
      2. Pay the $100 Registration Fee and download your Audition Packet here*
      3. Pay the corresponding camp fee and attend the camp! 

*Note: If you are paying the Registration Fee to attend an audition camp, you do NOT need to pay $15 to download your Audition Packet! You will receive a link to download the packet once you pay the Registration Fee. The $15 packet is only for those interested in finding out more or practicing the material who are not planning to audition this fall.


Video Audition Information

Video evaluations are for those who wish to have their skills evaluated by a member of our staff prior to their commitment to attending a camp.   

      1. Pay the $75 Video Evaluation Fee here. When you do, you will receive an Audition Packet via
          e-mail within 24 hours.
      2. Record your video audition. Begin with an introduction of who you are, where you're from, and
          any previous drum corps or marching experience.
      3. Upload the clips to YouTube and e-mail the link to Rich Hammond at rich@yea.org.

Video Battery Audition Requirements

          - Digits (Tempo ♩=132)

          - Play the Flam Rudiment Sheet from top to bottom, left hand corner to right hand corner. Determine your
            own tempo.

          - Street Beat (Tempo ♩=116)

Video Front Ensemble Audition Requirements

          - 1- to 2-minute excerpt or solo on your instrument

          - Mixtape exercise (tempo listed on exercise)

          - IHOP exercise (Demonstrate at slow, medium and fast tempos)


Rehearsal Information

Here's a tentative weekend schedule to give you an idea of what we'll be up to:

Friday
**Plan to land/arrive at PHL before 6 p.m. for pick-ups
7 p.m.          Arrive & Unload & Registration
9 p.m.          Welcome Meeting
10 p.m.        Sectionals
12:30 a.m.   Snack & Videos
1:30 a.m.     Lights Out

Saturday                                                           Sunday
8:30 a.m.     Breakfast                                          8 a.m.          Breakfast
9:30 a.m.     Sectionals                                         9 a.m.          Sectionals
1:30 p.m.     Lunch                                               12:30 p.m.   Quick Snack & Setup
2:30 p.m.     Sectionals/Marching                         1 p.m.          Ensemble Rehearsal
6:30 p.m.     Dinner                                               2 p.m.          Cleanup
7:30 p.m.     Meet with Hopkins                            3 p.m.          Dismissed & Depart
8:45 p.m.     Sectionals                                         **Plan to depart PHL no earlier than 7 p.m.
11:45 p.m.   Snack
1 a.m.          Lights Out


2014 Winter Camp Schedule

December 13-15     Texas Auditions – Brass, Percussion & Guard - Woodstown, NJ
December 26-29
     Brass & Percussion only - Woodstown, NJ
January 17-19
         Brass & Percussion only - Woodstown, NJ
March 7-9
               Percussion only - Woodstown, NJ
April 25-27
             Brass, Percussion & Guard - Pennington, NJ
May 13
                   Move-in Day

 


2014 Fees

 

CLICK HERE TO PAY FEES!

Registration Fee: $100* 
Camp Fees (per camp attended):  1st - $100, 2nd - $100, 3rd - $100, 4th - $50, 5th - $25 
Summer Tuition Fee: $3600

*Before attending any camp, prospective members must pay the non-refundable $100 Registration Fee. You will be able to download your Audition Packet when you pay your Registration Fee.

*The Registration Fee is waived for returning members (those who have marched one full season with The Cadets or Cadets2).

You may purchase the Audition Packet for $15 without registering for camp. We understand that some students may need further information before they decide to audition for the coming season. However, the packet is included in the price for those who pay their Registration Fee.

A more detailed description of all fees will be included in the Member Financial Contract, which will be handed out at camp.

 


The Members' Perspective

Cadets FAQs

Jenna's Guide to Auditions

 

Colorguard

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3 Steps to Become a Cadet

      1. Register by completing your Online Application here
      2. Pay the $100 Registration Fee and download your Audition Packet here*
      3. Pay the corresponding camp fee and attend the camp! 

*Note: If you are paying the Registration Fee to attend an audition camp, you do NOT need to pay $15 to download your Audition Packet! You will receive a link to download the packet once you pay the Registration Fee. The $15 packet is only for those interested in finding out more or practicing the material who are not planning to audition this fall.


Video Audition Information

Video evaluations are for those who wish to have their skills evaluated by a member of our staff prior to their commitment to attending a camp.   

      1. Pay the $75 Video Evaluation Fee here. When you do, you will receive an Audition Packet via
          e-mail within 24 hours.

      2. Record your video audition. Begin with an introduction of who you are, where you're from, and
          any previous drum corps or marching experience.

      3. Upload the clips to YouTube and e-mail the link to Rich Hammond at rich@yea.org.

Colorguard Video Requirements

In your video audition please include:

  • A brief introduction of yourself (who you are, where you are from)
  • All The Cadets' technique exercises for each piece of equipment you wish to spin (video above) - technique exercises should be shown on BOTH hands
  • Weapon tosses up to 7s (five of each)
  • A short combination on each piece of equipment you wish to spin
  • A short movement combination

Once you complete your video, please e-mail it to etbabula@yahoo.com. You must pay the registration AND video audition fee before you will get a response. Once everything is confirmed, your video will be reviewed and a response will be sent in a timely matter. If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail Caption Supervisor Eric Babula directly. We look forward to seeing your video and good luck!


Rehearsal Information

Here's a tentative weekend schedule to give you an idea of what we'll be up to:

Friday
**Plan to land/arrive at PHL before 6 p.m. for pick-ups
7 p.m.          Arrive & Unload & Registration
9 p.m.          Welcome Meeting
10 p.m.        Sectionals
12:30 a.m.   Snack & Videos
1:30 a.m.     Lights Out

Saturday                                                           Sunday
8:30 a.m.     Breakfast                                          8 a.m.          Breakfast
9:30 a.m.     Sectionals                                         9 a.m.          Sectionals
1:30 p.m.     Lunch                                               12:30 p.m.   Quick Snack & Setup
2:30 p.m.     Sectionals/Marching                         1 p.m.          Ensemble Rehearsal
6:30 p.m.     Dinner                                               2 p.m.          Cleanup
7:30 p.m.     Meet with Hopkins                            3 p.m.          Dismissed & Depart
8:45 p.m.     Sectionals                                         **Plan to depart PHL no earlier than 7 p.m.
11:45 p.m.   Snack
1 a.m.          Lights Out


2014 Winter Camp Schedule

December 13-15     Texas Auditions – Brass, Percussion & Guard - Woodstown, NJ 
April 25-27
              Brass, Percussion & Guard - Pennington, NJ
May 13
                    Move-in Day

 


2014 Fees

 

CLICK HERE TO PAY FEES!

Registration Fee: $100* 
Camp Fees (per camp attended):  1st - $100, 2nd - $100, 3rd - $100, 4th - $50, 5th - $25 
Summer Tuition Fee: $3600

*Before attending any camp, prospective members must pay the non-refundable $100 Registration Fee. You will be able to download your Audition Packet when you pay your Registration Fee.

*The Registration Fee is waived for returning members (those who have marched one full season with The Cadets or Cadets2).

You may purchase the Audition Packet for $15 without registering for camp. We understand that some students may need further information before they decide to audition for the coming season. However, the packet is included in the price for those who pay their Registration Fee.

A more detailed description of all fees will be included in the Member Financial Contract, which will be handed out at camp.

 


Helpful Tips

Cadets FAQs


For the Parents

Drum Corps International (DCI) has a great guide to being a drum corps mom or dad here.

 Cadets FAQs


LiamChadsmilereruit2013.jpg2014 Audition/Rehearsal Information: 

Philadelphia area, details forthcoming

November 22-24     Audition Camp – Brass, Percussion & Guard

December 6-8     Audition Camp – Brass & Percussion only

December 13-15     Texas Auditions – Brass, Percussion & Guard

December 26-29     Brass & Percussion only

January 17-19     Brass & Percussion only

March 7-9     Percussion only

April 25-27     Brass, Percussion & Guard

May 12     Tentative Move-in Day


Who are The Cadets?

The Cadets, a program of Youth Education in the Arts, are one of the oldest and most honored continuously operating drum and bugle corps in the world with performing members from all over the country and the world. The corps travels approximately 15,000 miles each summer, entertaining hundreds of thousands of fans throughout the nation. Since the corps' founding in 1934, The Cadets have won 25 national championships and 10 DCI World Championships.


trumpetline_2013_crop.jpgWhat is drum corps?

Modern drum corps are comprised of 150 amateur performers under the age of 22, including brass musicians, percussionists and color guard performers/dancers.

Each corps performs an 11-minute program on a standard football field. Programs are extravaganzas of musical excellence, marching precision, color, drama, dance, emotion and even humor. The corps are required to march intricate formations which are coordinated with their musical production.

After about a month of "spring training" beginning in mid-May, corps like The Cadets tour the country on charter buses from mid-June through the first week of August, rehearsing at different high schools by day and performing for crowds of thousands in competitions about five nights per week.

The members, instructional staff and administrative staff live and travel on the road together for the duration of the summer tour, along with a rotating team of volunteers who drive the vehicles and cook for the corps on an 18-wheeler food truck.

The summer culminated at the Drum Corps International World Championships at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Cadets have won 10 world championships since 1983, their most recent being in 2011.

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Brass musicians in The Cadets play on the same top-quality Yamaha brass instruments available to artists, amateurs and students all over the world, including trumpets, mellophones, baritones, euphoniums and tubas.

Percussion instruments include marching snare drums, tenor drums (often referred to as "quads" or "quints"), bass drums in five sizes and non-marching front ensemble ("pit") instruments including various drums, cymbals, tympani and mallets (marimba, vibraphone, xylophone, chimes). 

guardloop_chambersburg_Maher2013.jpgThe color guard adds color and movement through the coordinated use of flags, auxilary equipment and dance. The modern color guard is as much a dance ensemble and storyteller as it is a precision marching unit.


What are the benefits to the performers?

Here at The Cadets, we attempt to do much more than provide a performance opportunity for students or entertainment for an audience.

Through the drum corps experience, students will learn useful life skills including accountability, leadership, goal-setting, problem-solving, and many more.

The Cadets' curriculum includes opportunities for students to exercise their potential not only as musicians, but as young adults.


How can I learn more?

Begin by attending a drum corps production/competition in your area. You can find the performance closest to you by visiting Drum Corps International.

More Audition & Membership Information

Please visit our social networks to interact with members (current and alumni), parents and fans. Plus, download our free mobile apps for Cadets videos on the go.

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Questions?

Contact Rich Hammond, Director of Performing Ensembles - 610-821-0345 ext. 119 - Rich@yea.org