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Cadets Announce 2023 Design Team

Cadets Arts & Entertainment (CAE) is pleased to announce the Design Team that will craft and inspire The Cadets' 2023 field production.

"We have assembled an all-star cast of Cadets to comprise our 2023 Design Team," said CAE Interim CEO Vicki Ferrence Ray. "These highly distinguished individuals are Cadets through and through, each embodying the love, longevity, and history of the longest operating drum corps in the U.S. Their vast experience as marching participants set them on the path of their accomplished drum corps careers today, and we are honored that they have chosen to join us as we build our program for this upcoming season."

Select a name below to read the designer's full bio.

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Cadets Brass Consultant Marc Whitlock has expanded his role to include that of Music Coordinator in 2023.

A household name among Cadets alumni and fans is Brass Arranger and Jay Bocook, who will put together yet another intricate and impressive brass book in 2023.

We are pleased to announce that Alumnus Lee Beddis has returned to The Cadets for the 2023 season to serve as the corps' Percussion Director and Battery Arranger.

In addition, Cadets and Cadets Winter Percussion Alumnus Andrew Monteiro joins the Percussion Staff this year as Front Ensemble Arranger and Soundscape Designer.

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On the visual side, Cadets Alumnus Brian Murphy is back for 2023 and will fulfill the roles of Program Coordinator and Visual Coordinator.

Cadets Soprano Alumnus and Visual Instructor Jon Bilby will continue as the corps' Visual Designer for 2023.

And legendary Cadets Drill Writer and Visual Instructor Jeff Sacktig will once again serve as the Visual Consultant for the upcoming season.

Stay tuned for more 2023 staff and audition announcements next week!

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