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CAE Update: Q4 Board Report for FY20


Cadets Arts & Entertainment, Inc. (CAE) is a new organization built on the rich and celebrated history of the 86-year old Cadets program. The CAE Board of Directors is committed to full transparency and will regularly communicate our activities to The Cadets’ passionate worldwide community of students, parents, staff, alumni and fans. This is the fourth in a series of quarterly reports that summarize the Board’s recent activities as well as goals for the next 90 days. Q4 Report During the fourth quarter, the Board of Directors took major steps forward in its efforts [...]

CAE Update: Q4 Board Report for FY202021-01-08T16:32:22-05:00

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 our organization for many, many years to come. Unlike many other corps, The Cadets have continued to hold regular rehearsals for our members throughout 2020, giving them a constant “normal” and a sense of purpose and camaraderie in a year filled with so much uncertainty [...]

A Letter to Our 2020 Donors2020-12-22T10:43:01-05:00

The 34 Days of Cadets


We're counting down to the end of 2020 with the 34 Days of Cadets, bringing you fun facts, pivotal moments in Cadets history, and videos every day through the end of the year! Check out the content below. As we continue to prepare for our 2021 season, we invite you to make any gift you can to our 2020 Holiday Campaign, and then write a personal holiday card to a current Cadet! You can help us fill their mailboxes with good tidings this December. Give a Gift & Choose a Card [...]

The 34 Days of Cadets2020-12-23T09:10:05-05:00

Health & Wellness Committee: Keeping Our Cadets Safe


With the founding of Cadets Arts & Entertainment earlier this year, the Board of Directors has worked diligently to set up safeguards and establish committees to strategically lead The Cadets into greater success in the years ahead. In the context of 2020, the formation of a Health and Wellness Committee was of utmost importance. Comprised of a group of medical experts that have up-to-the-minute information on COVID-19 testing, vaccines, and current protocols, the CAE Health and Wellness Committee meets regularly to review CDC guidelines and strategize about ways to implement them once The Cadets resume in-person [...]

Health & Wellness Committee: Keeping Our Cadets Safe2020-12-11T21:59:33-05:00

Alumni Virtual Holiday Party THIS Sunday!


This event has already occurred. Stay tuned to for more upcoming events! All Cadets Alumni are invited to attend a holiday reunion on Sunday, December 13 from 6-8PM EST. This Sunday, join us for a fun and festive event for alumni of all generations. We invite you to wear your holiday best or your ugliest Christmas sweater, deck out your Zoom background, and maybe even make a Cadet gingerbread man. However you channel your holiday cheer, join us online for a two-hour event filled with camaraderie and memories sure to make your spirit bright. The evening will be hosted [...]

Alumni Virtual Holiday Party THIS Sunday!2020-12-15T14:30:00-05:00

Brass & Guard Announce 3-Step Video Audition


On Thursday, December 3, The Cadets announced a three-step Video Audition starting at just $21. The Cadets Administration recognizes that COVID-19 has brought numerous challenges to our young fans and aspiring Cadets. Rather than charge one substantial audition fee for the entire process up-front, we have created a Video Screening Process to make auditioning for The Cadets accessible to as many young performers as possible. Musicians and color guard performers tend to be highly self-aware. Surprisingly, even the most outstanding Cadets once wondered if they had what it takes to make the cut. Instead of adding a daunting audition fee [...]

Brass & Guard Announce 3-Step Video Audition2020-12-03T12:25:54-05:00

Summer 2021: DCI to Host Showcase Event in Indy


In conjunction with a recent announcement from Drum Corps International, Cadets Arts & Entertainment is pleased to announce that The Cadets will be performing in the events to be held later in the summer of 2021. “The coming season will, by necessity, be ‘different’ to say the least; but we are determined to safely create a stage like no other in order to offer performance opportunities in the summer of 2021 as a ‘bridge’ to a tour in 2022 and the celebration of DCI’s 50th anniversary season,” DCI CEO Dan Acheson said as part of the press release. The Cadets [...]

Summer 2021: DCI to Host Showcase Event in Indy2020-12-03T13:46:17-05:00

Cadets Alumni ’34-’79 Reunion Dec. 6


This event is in the past. Stay tuned for future alumni reunions, and if you have an idea for an alumni event, please feel free to reach out to The Cadets Alumni Experience Committee by emailing On December 6, Cadets from the 1930s through the 1970s are invited to attend a special virtual reunion. Through the late summer and early fall, The Cadets hosted a series of Virtual Alumni Reunions, reconnecting over 600 alumni through the years. After each gathering, social media was abuzz with alumni sharing photos and gushing over the heartwarming evenings spent with old friends. [...]

Cadets Alumni ’34-’79 Reunion Dec. 62020-12-07T23:46:44-05:00

Happy 80th Birthday Hugh Mahon


Hugh Mahon, a founding father of Drum Corps International and former Director of The Cadets, turned 80 years old on November 4, 2020. At the 2019 DCI World Championships, Hall of Fame broadcaster Steve Rondinaro sat down with Hugh Mahon, an inaugural inductee of the DCI Hall of Fame class of 1985, to talk about his days directing the Cadets in the early 1970s and his role in the founding of Drum Corps International soon after. From Members of The Cadets Leadership Team wish Happy 80th Birthday to Hugh Mahon. [...]

Happy 80th Birthday Hugh Mahon2020-11-09T09:44:50-05:00
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