Blue Star Cadets

La Crosse, WI United States

Inactive Junior

CORPS Photos

The Blue Star Cadets was a junior field competition corps based in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. In late1982, after the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps had ceased operations with no sponsor and staggering debt, some alumni organized the new group, incorporating as LBS Cadets, Inc. For three years, the new corps competed only regionally as a member of Drum Corps Midwest and worked at repaying the old corps' debt.

In 1986, the new group had repaid sufficient of the old units' debt to reclaim the Blue Stars name and legacy.  Blue Star Cadets then became the feeder corps for the resurrected Blue Stars that won the DCI Class A60/Division III World Championships in 1991, 1993, 2001, and 2003 before moving up to Division II in 2004 and Division I (now World Class) in 2006.

As a feeder corps, the Cadets were a parade corps. They added woodwinds in 2004, becoming a marching band rather than a drum and bugle corps. The unit went inactive during the "Great Recession" of 2007-09 and has not returned.

[DCW, 11/03, p.3; DCW, 10/2004, p.1; Wikipedia]

Members (5)

Member Name Section Years Involved
Conniff, Richard Contra 1988 to 1990
Deal, Jennie Color Guard 1990 to 1993
Deal, Jennie Drum Major 1994
Deal, Jennie Soprano 1995
Fredrickson, Alana hornline 1995 to 1996

CORPS 1 items

Blue Star Cadets

BlueStarsCadets,Lacrosse,WIPin1(BJA)J_U_S from the Richard Elmquist Collection


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