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The Cadets is one of the world's oldest and most honored continually operating drum and bugle corps with members ages 16 to 22 from all over the country and world. The corps was founded in Garfield, N.J. in 1934 as the Holy Name Cadets and has won 10 American Legion National Championships and 10 Drum Corps International World Championships. The Cadets travel an average of 15,000 miles nationwide each summer, competing and performing for hundreds of thousands of fans.

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   is a regionally performing drum and bugle corps made up of approximately 128 young men and women ages 16 to 25 that competes in the Drum Corps Associates circuit. Founded in 2012 as a weekend-only alternative to the 10-time DCI World Champion Cadets nationally touring ensemble, Cadets 2 maintains The Cadets' standard of excellence while offering a more time- and cost- effective drum corps experience to young people in and around the Lehigh Valley.

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USBands  serves as a competitive circuit for scholastic music programs nationwide, providing world-class performance venues and the best adjudication to tens of thousands of students. Each year, over 700 scholastic ensembles participate in 150 USBands-sanctioned events. The organization is divided into three seasonal departments: USBands Fall for competitive marching band, USBands Winter for competitive indoor color guard and percussion, and USBands Concert for symphonic festivals.

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  offers low-cost, comprehensive dance education to Allentown youth ages 6 to 22. Class offerings include ballet, jazz, hip-hop and contemporary/modern dance. Xcape aims to inspire and motivate students while fostering an appreciation for the arts. Instructors provide a fun and nurturing environment where students of all personalities and backgrounds can explore their creativity while learning valuable life skills such as teamwork, self discipline and work ethic.

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Julian Johnson
Visual Instructor, The Cadets

Julian started marching DCI the summer of 2009 on trumpet with the Raiders Drum & Bugle Corps.  In 2010 he joined The Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps on trumpet and was a member for four years, ageing out in 2013. During those summers, Julian won a DCI World Championship in 2011, received Cadet of the Year award in 2012, and he was the trumpet section leader in 2013.

After ageing out, Julian returned to the Raiders Drum & Bugle Corps to work as a trumpet tech in 2014. This will be Julian's 4th summer on The Cadets visual staff. Since 2011, Julian has been working with high school marching programs/indoor drumlines; schools such as West Orange High School, Bridgewater-Raritan High School, Verona High School in New Jersey, and Carmel High school in Indiana. Julian has been designing drill since 2014. 


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