Cadets is a developmental ensemble open to students in grades approximately 5 through 7. Cadets are taught percussion techniques along with a variety of methods during 30-minutes clinics at rehearsal. They also learn rudimentary cadences. Cadets perform for their peer groups and at a limited number of local community events. Previous percussion experience or an audition is required.
Starting in November and running through April, rehearsals for Cadets will be held on Saturdays from 12:15 pm – 2:15 pm at Faith Lutheran Church, 601 N Cliff Avenue, Sioux Falls. All rehearsals will be held at Faith Lutheran unless there is a scheduling conflict. Notice of any changes will be sent out via email as soon as that information is made available. Alternate rehearsal location is Sioux Empire Fairgrounds National Guard Armory Building. Check the Events Calendar regularly for location updates.
The Cadets uniform is a black Groove t-shirt, Groove hat, black wristbands, blue jeans, black & white Converse All-star shoes (or something comparable), and sunglasses of your choice. The Groove t-shirt and hat are available through Groove, Inc. The cost of the uniform is not included in the dues amount and is the responsibility of the group member to purchase.
Winter line (November-April) membership dues are $115/month. The first month’s payment is due at the first practice/drum checkout. 4 ACH payments are set up to follow for December, January, February and March. Pay in full by November 30 and receive $50 off.