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22 Nov 2019

To best fulfill our mission, Youth Education in the Arts! is refining its operating model to allow its programs to best serve their respective participants. Our goal continues to be improving the quality of services offered by all programs, and to deliver on the commitment to excellence. We believe we are putting USBands, The Cadets, and Xcape on a more viable and stronger path forward.

As we make this change, we will reduce costs and streamline operations by eliminating several positions including that of the executive director and director of community relations. This change means Vicki Ferrrence Ray and Scott Litzenberg will no longer be working for Youth Education and the Arts! in official capacities. We cannot thank them enough for their contributions to the organization over the past 18 months, as they were key members of the new team. In addition, we would like to thank Larry Harris for his work over the past 15 years, and Carissa Bryant. The teams currently running our programs will remain in place to ensure continuity.

We have made tremendous progress over the past year and we are incredibly grateful for the unwavering support of our alumni, members, donors, bands, sponsors and everyone else in the marching band and drum corps community that continues to support us.

USBands is excited to announce the 2020 Indoor Season for competitive color guard and percussion ensembles in the Mid-Atlantic to take to the floor in the program’s tenth anniversary season this February and March.
The 2020 USBands Indoor Season will feature six events plus the season-ending Championships on March 28 at Fair Lawn High School in Fair Lawn, NJ.

2/14   Bridgewater-Raritan HS
2/15   West Milford HS
2/29   Brick Township HS
3/7     Raritan HS
3/14   Hackettstown HS
3/21   Old Bridge HS
3/28   2020 Championships Fair Lawn HS

To register your unit to participate in the 2020 USBands Indoor Season, please Click Here. If you have any questions, please email Jim Sheeley at jsheeley@yea.org or call USBands at 610.821.0591.

Once again the USBands team is hard at work putting together top panels of adjudication professionals to assist in the development of USBands’ participating programs. Watch this space for announcements as to the judging assignments for the events in the upcoming season.

The SPiN Network is proud to announce select performances from the 2019 USBands Open Class National Championships at MetLife Stadium are anow vailable ON Demand on The SPiN Network with new videos being added each day.

SPiN is a subscription-based network where videos of school-related music performances can be enjoyed by directors, participants, and their families. All videos viewable on SPiN are fully-licensed which ensures the songwriters, arrangers and composers are compensated for the use of their music.

Visit The SPIN Network to subscribe and begin watching!

As of today, we know the following Open Class National performances are viewable ON Demand by subscribers as soon as the videos are uploaded, with additional videos being added as they are cleared.

Select performances from the 2019 USBands A Class National Championships and 2019 USBands New England State Championshipsare available ON Demand at The SPiN Network with new videos being added each day.

SPiN is a subscription-based network where videos of school-related music performances can be enjoyed by directors, participants, and their families. All videos viewable on SPiN are fully-licensed which ensures the songwriters, arrangers and composers are compensated for the use of their music.

Visit The SPIN Network to subscribe and begin watching!

As of today, we know the following A Class National performances are viewable ON Demand by subscribers as soon as the videos are uploaded, with additional videos being added as they are cleared.

Current members and alumni spanning nine decades along with friends and family joined together for a weekend Homecoming Celebration to be remembered. This past weekend was our second annual Homecoming Celebration featuring a Bowling Social, Gourmet Luncheon, Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Sunday MASS, and 85th Anniversary Celebration Gala. At the Hall of Fame Ceremony, Michele Owens, Cheryl Philhower-Gillick, and Ken Conklin were honored as inductees into The Cadets' Hall of Fame.

At the 85th Anniversary Celebration Gala, a video tribute titled "Women of The Cadets: The Firsts" was shown that was created by The Cadets' very own and talented videographer, Jake Hutchinson.

Our own Irving Matchen, longtime and beloved volunteer for The Cadets and author of his own Cadets Summer Blog, joined in on the festivities.

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