2016 Local Corps Member: Emily Gross

Performing Corps: The Cadets


Emily Gross of Newburgh, IN will be joining The Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps for the first time this summer. This 2016 Castle High School graduate performed in the color guard for four years and was color guard captain her junior and senior years. During her senior year, she was selected to be a member of the 2016 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band that performed during the U.S. Army Bowl halftime show in San Antonio, Texas in January 2016.

Emily states, “I auditioned at The Cadets because I already knew a couple members there, and I heard all great things from them. For me, being in a drum corps means dedication.” This summer Emily will be presented with new challenges and will push herself to new limits. ” In order to succeed, I must have the dedication and commitment to get better every day. Drum corps also means family. I will be spending three months with the corps, and during that time we will be the only ones there for each other. We will see each other at our best and at our worst. I am very excited to start my summer at The Cadets. I can’t wait to tackle new challenges and gain another family,” says Gross.

As the 2016 season begins, Emily excitement level continues to grow. “I am thrilled to spend this summer on the road, doing what I love to do. Drum corps will be something I have never experienced before, and I am excited to start this chapter of my life.” Emily continues, ” I also look forward to meeting friends that share my passion and will last a lifetime. Everyone I know who has done drum corps has come back from tour saying it was the best decision they have ever made. I am so excited to experience it all for myself.”

The Cadets will tour this summer performing their show, Awakening. Emily will travel with the Cadets to about 25 additional cities across the country, all culminating at the DCI World Championships in Indianapolis August 11-13. We wish much success to Emily and The Cadets this season. Have a great summer!