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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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Nate Holland
Brass Instructor, The Cadets
BA - University of Maryland
MA - Colorado State University

Nate earned his Bachelor's of Science in Music Education from the University of Maryland, College Park. He holds a Masters of Arts in Leadership in Teaching from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland. His principal instrument is the tuba. His public school instrumental music teaching career spans 18 years from the elementary through high school levels. Nate was a member of the 1991 Cadets of Bergen County, performing on contrabass. He served The Cadets on brass staff for the '95 and '96 seasons. From '98-2000 Nate taught brass at the Cavaliers, and then again in 2010 and '11. Outside of drum corps, his involvement with high school marching band spans 25 years. During that time he has been active as an instructor, drill designer, clinician and judge. Nate lives in Maryland with his wife Jenifer, and Parker their Chesapeake Bay Retriever puppy. He enjoys a regular rehearsal and performance schedule with his brass quintet. Nate is excited to again be working with the dedicated staff and students at The Cadets. 


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