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Vanguard Voices: Episode 2

Introducing our new series, “Vanguard Voices”, a platform to highlight the voices and experiences of those who have come through the Vanguard organization! To kickstart this project, we will be sharing a collection of interviews from alumni crossing several different generations, as they talk about the unique experience of life on tour. Read the rest […]

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2020 Is Almost Over. What Will You Remember?

In these last days of 2020, we’d like to take a moment to remember all of the good that came from this year. Though the year started with considerable disappointment, we are proud of how our community came together to continue providing life-changing performing arts experiences to young people around the world now and through […]

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Newly Discovered Madison Scouts History Dates Back To 1920

The Four Lakes Council Boy Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps, currently known as the Madison Scouts, has a well-documented history of continuous operations since February 3, 1938. However, recent research efforts of historical archives has uncovered evidence that the corps originated on December 3, 1920 under the direction of Lewis Kessler and maintained an active […]

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2020 Boston Crusaders In Review

While 2020 has surely been a challenging year, we are grateful for the support of our donors and the resilience of our incredible students and staff. This year took on a different form, but the end results were continued growth in the arts. Read the rest of the article here.

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In The News – ‘Marking Time’ Tells Story Of Cedar Rapids’ Drum And Bugle Corps

Cindy Hadish performs a public service — an entertaining one, at that — by preserving rapidly disappearing history in her new book, “Marking Time: A History of Drum & Bugle Corps in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.” Hadish, a freelance writer who lives in Cedar Rapids, was the ideal writer to tackle the enormous job of untangling […]

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The Classic Cadets Uniform Returns To The Field For 2021

An icon in the DCI community, The Cadets Uniform demands excellence. The dignified maroon jacket with hand-stitched white knots gives performers a strong, powerful upper body. The cream pants draw attention to every inconsistency, and when The Cadets take the field with clean drill and excellent technique, the effect is dazzling. The Cadets Uniform is […]

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Frank Ferraro Passes

World Drum Corps Hall of Fame member Frank Ferraro, who produced a steady stream of state and national championships with the Buccaneers of Reading, Pennsylvania, passed away Sunday December 20 at age 88. He had recently been hospitalized before moving to hospice care at ManorCare Health Services in Laureldale, Pennsylvania.

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Cavaliers Mourn The Loss Of Troy Morgan

The Cavaliers organization is saddened to hear the news of the loss of Troy Morgan. Troy was a larger-than-life figure who impacted the lives of many in The Cavaliers. Current board member Marty Schlenker said, “Whether he was teaching the guard or the hornline in the early days of choreography, he radiated a playfulness that […]

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A Letter From The Phantom Regiment Corps Director

Hello friends and phamily! It’s that time of year again! We are closing out 2020 and looking toward the future of our organization into 2021 and beyond. The past year has proven to be one of unprecedented change, not just for the performing arts community but everyone around the world. This has deeply impacted our […]

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A Letter To Our 2020 Donors

Dear Donor, Thank you for your donation to The Cadets this year. As a non-profit performing arts organization that relies on in-person events, 2020 seemed almost impossible earlier this year. Yet, thanks to your generosity, we were able to not only continue to operate, but to use this year to lay a strong foundation for […]

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