Andy’s Cadets career began in the mid-80s when he would go on tour with his parents. Once he was old enough, he became a member of The Cadets Front Ensemble in 1992, and he went on to march in The Cadets’ bass drum section, better known as Holy Bass, in 1996 and 1997. As a member, he worked hard, led by example and was quick to encourage his fellow Cadets. Since then, Andy has become a leader among the alumni and has been instrumental in connecting generations of Cadets percussion alumni. For over a decade, he has gathered five decades of Holy Bass members both online and in person. Each year during DCI East weekend, he coordinates the Holy Bass Reunion, which now draws over 50 bass drum alumni together. A true Cadet, he does everything he can to ensure the best quality experience for current and future Cadets, while simultaneously making sure alumni from every generation of Cadets feel welcome, appreciated and encouraged to be as involved as they can. Andy assists The Cadets with recruitment, teaching and fundraising and is a current member of the Battery Staff and former percussion staff member for Cadets2. His daughter, Cara, is now carrying on the family tradition as a member of The Cadets Pit. It is with great pride that The Cadets induct Andy Warntz into the Hall of Fame Class of 2020.