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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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Sam Watson Bio

Sam Watson
Staff Coordinator, The Cadets
Color Guard Instructor, The Cadets

Sam Watson, a resident of Carmel, IN, marched with The Cadets in 2009 earning a distinguishing "Rookie of the Year" award. He returned to teach the colorguard from 2011 through 2016. Receiving "Staff Member of the Year" in 2015, along with the entire color guard staff, and again in 2016. This will be his seventh summer as a member of The Cadets Colorguard Staff.

Sam previously performed with the Pride of Cincinnati Winter Guard (2008-2013) and The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps.

His teaching experience includes Carmel High School, IN (2013-present), Centerville High School, OH (2008-2011) and several summers as a colorguard instructor for Fred J. Miller Summer Clinics. 





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