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We're coming down the homestretch on the Alumni Decade Challenge and through the generosity of one amazing Cadet alumna, every donation made at decade.cadets.org will be flash matched with a $50 gift to The Cadets - up to $5,000 - now through 11:59 pm on Tuesday, June 11.

If you've been waiting to maximize your donation to this year's corps, now is the perfect time as your $25 donation becomes $75; $50 is doubled to $100 and your donation of $100 or more is immediately supercharged with $50 more to The Cadets.

The leaderboard as of Monday morning showed the 1980s leading the way with 84 donors, '90s in second with 33 and 2010s with 28. Check out the current standings and the names of the alumni who have joined the 2019 Maroon & Gold Club so far and add your name to the list today with your donation at decade.cadets.org.

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As I sit here in Oxford, PA at #CampCadet collecting my thoughts after a whirlwind time of move-ins and rehearsals, I can report your Cadets of 2019 have successfully completed their first weeks of Spring Training. The spirits are high and there’s an energy around this group of young people that has the whole team flying high!

For those of you who have been around the activity for any length of time, you understand that there is simply no more important period of time to the eventual success of the corps than Spring Training. 

The pale skin, blank dot books and clean sneakers bring with them optimism for the members who are ready to embark on the journey ahead with this most special edition of The Cadets.

The effort, the hard work, and the thousands of repetitions by every level of the corps from the members to the staff to the volunteers exemplify the commitment necessary for success from the first day of tour to Championship night.

But this commitment carries on to you; our esteemed alumni and fan base that has so generously given their support every year to provide for a world-class experience. We’re asking for your support with a Spring Training gift to make it a successful summer beginning TODAY! Make your donation HERE.

DecadeChallenge.pngTo celebrate The Cadets 85th Anniversary and generate financial support for a successful 2019 corps and the generations of Cadets yet to come, we are excited to announce the first-ever Cadets Alumni Decade Challenge as a part of the 2019 Maroon & Gold Membership Campaign.

Originally an idea inspired by recent Alumni of the corps, the young members wanted to challenge the other generations of Cadets to raise money and have fun in supporting the 154 young men and women who continue the tradition of the long maroon line that reaches back to Garfield and the Holy Name Church in 1934. Each decade of Cadets will be pitted against the other decades in a two week, “get-as-many-alumni-to-participate-as-possible” membership drive and help the corps reach the goal of 1,000 donors for the 2019 Campaign.

The best part is we are counting number of alumni participating whether they donate $10 or $10,000. If you’ve donated to the Cadets in the past, we’re asking you for the same commitment or more in 2019 for your donation to help the Cadets reach their goals. Visit decade.cadets.org to donate!

Youth Education in the Arts is excited to welcome Amy Andrews and Martin Taylor as the newest members of our Board of Directors. Amy and Martin are both Cadet alumni with diverse professional backgrounds and years of experience.

Amy.jpgA senior executive in the US Department of Defense (DoD), Amy Andrews has strong technical leadership experience. She is a strategic leader who excels at developing visions to drive change, especially in the adoption of new technology. She has served in many roles, including technical director, organizational leader, project/product manager and technical expert. She holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science.

Amy has a passion for developing professionals. She believes in the individual and is an influential mentor and coach. She works to pull the best out of each member of the team.

Amy was introduced to drum corp early having grown up with a parent who marched in a senior drum corps. She spent her younger years with the Toledo Glassman then graduated to The Cadets and marched during their early DCI championship years. She is excited to be a member of the Board of Directors.

Amy is married to Scott and they have three children. They love to be together as a family, exploring the outdoors and enjoying time with friends.

In celebration of the 85th Anniversary of The Cadets and the 50th Anniversary of the women of The Cadets, the Cadets Alumni Association is inviting all fans, friends and alumni to The Cadets Homecoming Weekend full of memories on October 12-13 in and around Garfield, New Jersey, the birthplace of The Cadets.

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The Celebration begins on Saturday, October 12 from 1-4 pm with The Cadets Bowling and Social Spectacular. The Bowling and Social Spectacular will be a free event with all Cadet families and friends encouraged to attend. The event will be held at the Lodi Lanes, 58 Terhune Ave, Lodi, NJ with 20 bowling lanes to choose from between 1-4pm. Lodi Lanes will provide free bowling shoes to all of our guests with snacks and beverages available at the venue.

Meanwhile, in nearby Monclair, NJ, The Cadets will be hosting the Platinum Leadership Gourmet Luncheon and Fundraiser at Fascino's in Montclair. Facino's is currently ranked in the Top 10 of high-end gourmet restaurants in New Jersey and will feature a four-course meal paired with high-end white and red wines. Reservations are $500 per person and will go directly to supporting The Cadets.

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