Sharpsburg Cadets

Other Names:Aspinwall Cadets

Sharpsburg, PA United States
Founded: 1916

Inactive Senior
1966 Theme from The Cardinal * French National Defile  
Position 200+ indicates Division II, Position 300+ indicates Division III, Position 400+ indicates Mini Corps.

CORPS Photos

The Sharpsburg Cadets, formed in 1916, was a senior marching and maneuvering and parade corps based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They were self sponsored.

The corps’ colors were blue and white.

The Cadets were active through at least 1974, though they did not participate in DCA national competition.

[Encyclopedia of Drum and Bugle Corps, 1966; A History of Drum and Bugle Corps, 2002]

The Sharpsburg Cadets were organized in 1929, making them one of the oldest drum and bugle corps in PA. While affiliated with the fire department, they won the PA State, Northern and Western, and Allegheny County Championships. This unit is well known for their repertoire of music which includes such numbers as Begin the Beguine, Lady of Spain, and the Songs of Stephen Foster. After an absence of a few years, when they were strictly a street parading corps, they returned to field competition. Last year they took part in two field contests winning one first and one second prize. This year’s corps is not their largest due to the fact that 19 members are in the Armed Forces. In WW II, 78 members served, three of them making the supreme sacrifice. The corps is instructed by Harry L. Walker of Wilkinsburg, PA. William Cunningham is the Commander, Guy Carricato, the Drill Instructor, and Joseph Wateska, the Business Manager. [From Verona-Rosedale Kiwania Festival of Drums souvenir program, June 11, 1954]

Members (2)

Member Name Section Years Involved
HEIN, JEFF Drum Section 1967 to 1972
Kirkwood, James lead soprano 1965 to 1967

CORPS 3 items

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Sharpsburg Cadets Overseas cap from the Bill Ives Collection
Sharpsburg Cadets

Sharpsburg Cadets Overseas cap from the Bill Ives Collection
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SharpsburgCadets,Sharpsburg,PA,Pin2-Senior(BIV)AA_U_S from the Richard Elmquist Collection


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