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Ohio Northern University named training site for The Cadets

Apr 15, 2015

Ohio Northern University has been selected as the primary spring training site for The Cadets, one of the oldest and most honored continuously operating drum and bugle corps in the country.

The Cadets will rehearse on campus from May 14 to June 15. A program of Youth Education in the Arts, the group has members from all over the country and world.

During their time on campus, the corps will practice daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Rehearsals at Ohio Northern’s Dial-Roberson stadium will be open to the public. Visitors should park at Wander Field due to construction on Klingler Road.

Steve Shuey, tour manager and associate director of The Cadets, contacted the University in early March to find a new facility, as their previous home for the past seven years had suddenly become unavailable. After several emails and a brief site visit, a deal was reached to relocate the group’s 200 members, staff and volunteers to Ada.

According to David Dellifield, director of McIntosh Center at Ohio Northern, “ONU offered The Cadets everything they need for a successful spring training – multiple practice fields, a turf field stadium, meeting rooms and housing – all within walking distance of one another. It’s a perfect combination for them.”

The corps was founded in Garfield, N.J., as the Holy Name Cadets in 1934 and has won 10 American Legion National Championships and 10 Drum Corps International World Championships. The Cadets will travel more than 14,000 miles this summer entertaining hundreds of thousands of drum corps fans throughout the nation.

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