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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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Cadets2
   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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Xcape
  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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March 4 Music  Since the spring of 2014, March 4 Music has raised over $75,000 for school music programs nationwide. This fundraising program helps bands create fun, customized "March-a-Thons" to benefit their school music programs, spreads the joy of music in communities across the country, and keeps music alive in our nation's schools.
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Andrew Monteiro Bio

Andrew Monteiro
Front Ensemble Instructor, The Cadets
Front Ensemble Caption Supervisor, Cadets2

Andrew Monteiro began his marching career in 2009 when he joined the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps Front Ensemble. He went on to become a member of The Cadets in 2010 and stayed with the corps through his age-out in 2011, winning the corps' tenth DCI World Championship. Andrew has taught and arranged for several high school marching bands and indoor drumlines in the Mid-Atlantic region including the award-winning South Brunswick Marching Band and more recently Old Bridge High School Marching Band and Indoor Drumline. 

He has been the Front Ensemble Caption Supervisor for Cadets2 since the corps' establishment in 2012. He has been the Front Ensemble Arranger, Coordinator and Sound Designer for Cadets Winter Percussion since 2014, where they won the Independent Open World Championship in their inaugural year. He is currently working with United Percussion as Sound Designer and Front Ensemble Technician as well as the Front Ensemble Caption Head and Arranger for Cadets2 for the 2017 season. He has studied under many accomplished instructors including Iain Moyer, Jason Inhat, Mike Zellers, Jim Anacona and Tom Aungst. In addition, Andrew studied at New York University under Jonathan Haas, Simon Boyar and Josh Quillen and is a graduate from NYU with a degree in Economics. 2017 will be Andrew's third year with The Cadets as a technician and is excited as to what this season will bring.