The Cadets Volunteer Association

  • This is the nation's largest scholastic marching and pageantry arts program featuring events at some of the top venues in 25 states with over 700 bands.



  • A scholastic percussion and color guard indoor program that provides participants with the highest level of performance and adjudication through education in the performing arts.

  • Providing students with the opportunity to perform in the country's most prestigious and historic performance venues and receive critique from top educators.


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About USBands


USBands operates alongside The Cadets and Cadets2 Drum Corps under the banner of the Youth Education in the Arts (YEA!) non-profit organization. Since its first event in 1988, USBands has supported the development of scholastic performing ensembles through exceptional service, adjudication and venues. Our guiding principle is to provide ensembles, regardless of style, size and experience, an opportunity to be successful, allowing students to benefit from their involvement with scholastic music. The rules that govern USBands’ events are minimal by design. USBands prides itself on a user-friendly approach to support and service, in which directors and performers can fully enjoy the performance process without the concern of rules and penalties. 

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