New York, NY United States
|2000||316||68.700||A Weekend in New York City - White Rabbit * A Touch of Beauty * Santana * A Mighty Fortress|
|2001||310||74.550||Sketches of the City - Nights In White Satin * Cadillac of the Skies (from Empire of the Sun) * A Mis Abuelos * A Mighty Fortress|
|2002||309||77.900||Incantation and Dance * Cadillac of the Skies (from Empire of the Sun) * Platt Opus * Nights In White Satin|
|2003||306||80.750||Cenotaph * Fanfare for a New Era * Lento (from Dance Movements) * Platt Opus|
|2005||312||70.425||Tapestry - Homage: Three Tapestries|
All members join the corps with no prior performing or music theory experience. Interest and commitment to hard work are the sole requirements to join the corps. The cornerstone of the Cadets' success is the leadership, vision and enthusiasm of Mr. George Hicks Sr. (Executive Director), Mr. Harold Wright (Operations Director), Mrs. Veronica Brown (Operations Director), Mr. Jose Velazquez (Operations Director), Mr. Al Gilford (Assistant Director), and Mr. Charles Jordan (Assistant Director). All are highly experienced in the field and have formidable musical aptitude and ability compounded by a commitment to nurturing the positive development of young people.
The current Cadets of New York City were formed out of a merger of the Cadets of Brooklyn and the Kips Bay Knight Club Drum Corps in 2000. This merger raised the skill level of the existing programs, making possible the dream of having the best minority corps in the upper echelon of the Drum Corps International Circuit. In 2001, the Cadets of New York City placed tenth in DCI Division III Prelims, and in 2003 they finished 15th in combined Division II/III Prelims, performing the music of Jack Stamp.
Sponsors in 2002 include Bronx Borough President Aldolfo Carrion Jr., The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, The City Parks Foundation, The Music for Youth Foundation, The First Baptist Church of Crown Heights, The New York City Safe Horizons Program, and The Lion's Club of Crown Heights.
The corps maintains a positive outlet for young people to meet their basic needs for safety, and a sense of belonging, contribution, and mastery. The corps provides a legitimate opportunity for youth to cultivate skills, self confidence, and discipline. The Cadets of New York is an opportunity for youth to benefit from the positive influence of caring adult role models committed to helping youth learn about themselves, learn to solve problems creatively, and develop the skills needed to manage their lives, cultivate performing arts skills, and influence the environment around them.
Highest Score 84.900
Final show in DCX Archives August 13, 2000 Garden State Circuit Championship Haledon NJ placed 4 with a score of 84.900
Highest Score 76.050
Final show in DCX Archives August 18, 2001 Garden State Circuit Championships Easton PA placed 2 with a score of 75.000
Highest Score 77.900
Final show in DCX Archives August 5, 2002 World Championships - Division II & III Preliminaries Madison WI placed 9 with a score of 77.900
Highest Score 81.250
Final show in DCX Archives August 7, 2003 DCI Championships - Div II/III Semifinals Orlando FL placed 3 with a score of 81.250
Highest Score 57.250
Final show in DCX Archives July 18, 2004 The 2004 Jersey Surf Invitational Pennsville NJ
Highest Score 70.425
Final show in DCX Archives August 9, 2005 DCI World Championships - II/III Prelims Brockton MA placed 12 with a score of 70.425
|Member Name||Section||Years Involved|
|Acosta, Alby||Drum Major||2003 to 2005|
|Barnes, Aaron||Bassline||2001 to 2002|
|Bermudez, Jessica||Color Guard||2004|
|chavis, kaleem||percussion||2003 to 2005|
|Falcon, Eddy||Trumpet||2001 to 2004|
|Kelly, Darick||snareline||2000 to 2002|
|Liriano, Jean||Trumpet||2001 to 2004|
|martinez, jaime||contra line||1994 to 1996|
|Thompson, Antonio||Trumpet||2000 to 2002|
|Thompson, Antonio||Asst Corps Director||2004|