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YEA! 'Storm Team' responds to winter weather woes

YEA! 'Storm Team' responds to winter weather woes

by Drum Corps International

From the Cadets' Web site: Snow and ice may have crippled much of the East Coast and forced the postponement of the Cadets' fifth camp of the season last weekend, but staff of Youth Education in the Arts found themselves working well into overtime assisting many within the non-profit's extended family. Stranded in the fray of the winter storm were corps members, the Cadets' equipment truck and more than 230 students, parents and staff of a US Scholastic Band Association [USSBA] member band from Odessa, Texas. The YEA! team, based in Allentown, Pa., jumped to the aid of those close to them, rescuing Cadets coming from as far as Japan who had begun their journey prior to the announcement that camp had been rescheduled because of poor traveling conditions. Cadets Director and Program Coordinator George Hopkins made the decision early Friday to postpone the camp to mid-April. The heavy storm that blanketed much of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast pelted many states with sleet, snow and freezing rain starting Friday and into Saturday. "With so many corps' members and staff traveling by car and air, the risks were too great," said Hopkins. "Not only for safety reasons, but also attendance at camp and the quality of the rehearsals would clearly suffer. The camp was rescheduled for April 13-15." Read more on www.yea.org.

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