The Cadets (formerly the Holy Name Cadets, Garfield Cadets, and Cadets of Bergen County) are a Drum Corps International World Class (formerly Division I) drum and bugle corps based in Allentown, Pennsylvania. They are sponsored by Youth Education in the Arts (YEA!).
Founded in 1934 in Garfield, New Jersey. The Cadets are the second oldest continually operating drum and bugle corps next to the Racine Scouts (1927) and have one of the most extensive histories of any drum and bugle corps active today. They also hold several distinctions, being one of the few charter corps of DCI who have attended every championship held, being the only World Class (formerly Division I) corps to step off on the right foot, as well as being the second most successful corps in the DCI circuit with nine world champion titles over three decades. The Cadets have moved their headquarters from Bergen County, New Jersey, to Allentown, PA, where DCI East is held. The corps is known for unique and risky moves, such as using vocals throughout an entire show.
The Cadets have been DCI Division I World Champions nine times, in 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1990, 1993, 1998, 2000, and 2005. The three consecutive victories from 1983-1985 were the first "three-peat" in DCI history, and the only that did not include a tie for the title with another corps. (The only other was by The Cavaliers from 2000-2002). The corps has also placed second six times (1992, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2001, and 2007) and third four times (1982, 1996, 2002, and 2003).
In 2005, The Cadets won all caption awards as well as all sub-caption awards, which has never been achieved by another drum corps. The 1986 and 1976 Blue Devils won every major caption, but did not capture some of the smaller sub-captions, and as such The Cadets are the only corps to "win everything."
In addition to DCI performances, The Cadets were guests at the 1996 Summer Olympics, performing the closer from their show and a special "band on the run" routine with comedian Bill Irwin. In 1986 they performed for President Ronald Reagan at the Statue of Liberty Ceremony in New York City.
While The Cadets have not been grounded in one traditional genre (in recent years shows have included the music of Jethro Tull, Ernesto Lecuona, and The Young Persons' Guide To The Orchestra), the corps frequently revisits the music of Leonard Bernstein. The Cadets have used Bernstein music in four of their nine championship shows, and in total have had nine shows in the DCI circuit featuring Bernstein's works. Among these are performances of music from West Side Story, Candide, Mass, Jeremiah, On the Waterfront, Wonderful Town, Fancy Free and Concerto for Orchestra. They have also performed music by John Adams, Aaron Copland, David Holsinger, Gavin Greenaway, Johan de Meij, Philip Sparke, Jan van der Roost, Björk, Bernard Herrmann, John Williams and Frank Ticheli. As well as original compositions by long time arrangers Jay Bocook (Brass), Tom Aungst (battery, front ensemble through 1994) and Neil Larivee (front ensemble since 1994).
|1972||"No More War"||Mars (from The Planets) / Rule Britannia (from King of Jazz) / Sinfonians: Tension and Conflict / Yankee Doodle / Greensleeves / Children's Dance (from Merry Mount Suite) / Amazing Grace / Jupiter (from The Planets) / Fanfare, Chorale, and Finale / A Mighty Fotress||78.450||13|
|1973||?||Sinfonians / Give it One / A Mighty Fortress / Procession of Bacchus (from Sylvia)||72.000||13|
|1974||?||The Seak Hawk / One Tin Soldier / Parade of the Toy Soldiers / In the Mood / Lullaby of Broadway / Avenue C / Alexander's Ragtime Band / Alabama Jubliee / Sunshine On My Shoulder||75.150||19|
|1975||?||Hall of the Mountain King / Fanfare for the Common Man / Lincoln Portrait / Anything Goes / Avenue C / In the Mood / Tiger Rag / Alexander's Ragtime Band / What are you Doing for the Rest of Your Life? / Romeo and Juliet||80.550||11|
|1976||?||Prelude 3rd Act Lohengrin / Pieces of Dreams / Achano (from Children of Sanchez) / The Elks' Parade / This is My Country / Yankee Doodle||82.450||14|
|1977||?||Rite of Spring / Primal Scream / Star Trek / Pieces of Dreams / Echano / I Don't Know How to Love Him (from Jesus Christ Superstar)||78.150||12|
|1978||?||Advance of the Sponges / Left Bank Express / Pieces of Dreams / Echano / Strawberry Soup / I Don't Know How to Love Him||79.050||14|
|1979||?||Carmina Burana / Chump Change / Children of Sanchez / Echano / I Don't Know How to Love Him||76.750||16|
|1980||?||One Voice / Evening Concert / Fernando's Fantasy / Fire Dance / The Elks' Parade / Through Eyes of Love||76.450||10|
|1981||?||Adventures in Time / Egyptian Danza / Fire Dance / The Elks' Parade / Pieces of Dreams||89.400||7|
|1982||?||Piano Concerto in F / Rocky Point Holiday / Cuban Overture||92.250||3|
|1983||?||Rocky Point Holiday / In Nomine Patris (from Bernstein's Mass) / Almighty Father (from Bernstein's Mass) / Sanctus (from Bernstein's Mass) / Agnus Dei (from Bernstein's Mass) / God Said (from Bernstein's Mass) / De Profundis, part 2 (from Bernstein's Mass) / Simple Song (from Bernstein's Mass)||94.400||1|
|1984||"West Side Story"||Selections from West Side Story||98.000||1|
|1985||"Undiscovered Bernstein"||Jeremiah Symphony / Overture to Candide / Make Our Garden Grow (from Candide)||98.400||1|
|1986||"On the Waterfront"||Christopher Street (from On The Waterfront) / Wonderful Town||95.600||4|
|1987||"Appalachian Spring"||Appalachian Spring||97.900||1|
|1988||"Third Symphony"||Third Symphony (Aaron Copland)||96.100||4|
|1989||"Les Miserables"||I Dreamed A Dream / At the End of the Day / Look Down / On My Own / Attack on Rue Plumet / Bring Him Home / One Day More / At the Barracades||95.600||5|
|1990||"A Bernstein Collection"||Overture to Candide / Mass / Somewhere (from West Side Story) / Fancy Free Ballet||97.700||1|
|1991||"ABC's of Modern American Music"||Short Ride in a Fast Machine / Letter From Home / Prelude Fugue and Riffs||93.700||6|
|1992||"To Tame the Perilous Skies"||To Tame the Perilous Skies||97.000||2|
|1993||"In the Spring, At the Time When Kings Go Off to War"||In the Spring, When Kings Go Off to War / Ballet Sacra / On a Hymsong of Philip Bliss||97.400||1|
|1994||"West Side Story - Hot and Cool To Go"||Dance at the Gym / Mambo / Cool / Prologue/Rumble / A Boy Like That / Tonight / Finale||97.700||2|
|1995||"An American Quintet"||The Reivers / Born on the 4th of July / Blowing Off Steam (from Far and Away) / Swing, Swing, Swing (from 1941) / Land Race (from Far and Away)||97.200||2|
|1996||"The American West"||The Promise of Living (from Tender Land) / Tulsa: A Portrait in Oil / Gunfight (from Billy the Kid) / Hoedown (from Rodeo) / Happy Ending (from the Red Pony)||96.900||3|
|1997||"Celebration"||Celebration / Year of the Dragon||97.600||2|
|1998||"Jan Van der Roost's Stonehenge"||Stonehenge / Canterbury Chorale||98.400||1|
|1999||"The Big Apple"||The Big Apple (Symphony No. 2) / Theme from City of Angels||96.400||4|
|2000||" We are the Future"||Selections from Millennium Celebration||97.650||1 (Tie)|
|2001||" Juxtaperformance"||Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra / Moondance / Vide Cor Meum (from Hannibal) / Farandole||97.600||2 (Tie)|
|2002||" An American Revival"||Times Square (from On the Town) / The Place Where Dreams Come True (from Field of Dreams) / Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy / New York Memories / America the Beautiful||96.750||3|
|2003||" Our Favorite Things"||Fanfare and Allegro / Malaguena / Rocky Point Holiday||97.100||3|
|2004||" Living With the Past"||Aqualung / Living With the Past / Thick as a Brick / Bouree / Locomotive Breath / Songs from the Wood / Mother Goose / Cross-eyed May||95.600||4|
|2005||"The Zone: Dreamscapes in Four Parts with a Door"||Twisted Nerve (from Kill Bill) / Liquid / Overture to a New World (from Dancer in the Dark) / Cvalda (from Dancer in the Dark) / Vertigo / False Mirrors||99.150||1|
|2006||" Volume 2: Through the Looking Glass"||History Repeating / White Rabbit / Pollock / Original / I am Your Shadow / Diaspora Dances (from Concerto for Orchestra)||93.075||5|
|2007||" This I Believe: Truth, Value, and the Personal Experience Called Drum Corps"||Symphonic Movement / Blue Shades / Adiemus / Cantata IV||97.025||2|
|2008||"...and the pursuit of happiness"||Simple Gifts / Nitro / Round Four / Vesuvius / Epilogue||94.750||5|