Vanguard Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps

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Vanguard Cadets
Drum Corps
Santa Clara Vanguard logo.png
LocationSanta Clara, California
DivisionOpen Class
DirectorRafael Bretado
Championship titlesDCI Division II' 2000
Open Class, 2008, 2013, 2015, 2017 & 2018

The Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets Drum Corps, known as SCVC or simply as the Vanguard Cadets, is an Open Class competitive junior drum corps. Based in Santa Clara, California, the corps is a member of Drum Corps International (DCI) and is the feeder corps of the World Class Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps.[1] On August 7, 2018, the Vanguard Cadets won their sixth DCI Open Class Championship title.[2]

History[edit | edit source]

The Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets were formed in 1971 as a cadet feeder and training corps for the rapidly developing Santa Clara Vanguard. Starting out as a parade corps, by the middle of the Seventies, the corps had become a field corps that was more cute than competitive, but by the end of that decade, the Vanguard Cadets had become a truly competitive Class A corps within the West Coast region. The corps did its first major touring in 1990, going as far east as Dallas and Tulsa. In 1991, the corps traveled all the way to Marion, Ohio for the U.S. Open before attending its first DCI World Championships in Dallas, where it placed fourth of nineteen Class A corps, and advanced to Open Class prelims, finishing twenty-seventh of twenty-nine corps. In 1993, the corps became the first cadet corps to achieve DCI membership. In 2000, the Vanguard Cadets would again travel to the Drum Corps International World Championships. They would become the first feeder corps to win a championship in their division (then Division II, now Open Class). This corps would also qualify for the Division I (now World Class) Semi-Finals. This would also be the first time an organization would have a corps and their feeder corps in the Semi-Finals together. The corps has traveled to both Open Class and World Class championships every year since 2011. Despite their cadet corps status, the Vanguard Cadets won their division in 2000, 2008, 2013, 2015, 2017 & 2018.[3]

On September 5, 2018, Vanguard Music & Performing Arts, BD Performing Arts, and Drum Corps International announced that Vanguard Cadets "...will be restructured as a California-based drum corps..." and that both SCVC and the Blue Devils B Drum and Bugle Corps would not be attending DCI Open Class Championships in 2019.[4][5]

Sponsorship[edit | edit source]

The Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps is sponsored by the Vanguard Music and Performing Arts (VMAPA).[6] Charles Frost was named the Executive Director on August 23, 2016. The parent organization also sponsors the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps.[7]

Show summary (1982–2022)[edit | edit source]


Gold background indicates DCI Championship; pale blue background indicates DCI Class Finalist; pale green background indicates DCI semifinalist; pale purple background indicates Open Class finalist (but not champion) and World Class semifinalist.

Year Theme Repertoire Score DCI Placement
1982 Main Theme & Can You Read My Mind (from the film, Superman) by John Williams /
The Eagle and the Hawk by John Denver and Mike Taylor
Did not attend
1983 Festive Overture by Dmitri Shostakovich / Main Theme (from the film, Superman) by John Williams /
Battle in the Mutara Nebula (from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn) by James Horner /
When You Wish Upon a Star (from Pinocchio) by Ned Washington / If You Believe (from The Wiz) by Charlie Smalls
Did not attend
1984 Festive Overture by Dmitri Shostakovich / Superman Medley by John Williams /
Last Chance to Dance by T-Bone Burnett /Black Saddle by Michael Hennagin /
If You Believe (from The Wiz) by Charlie Smalls
Did not attend
1985 Conquest (from Captain From Castile) by Alfred Newman / Forgotten Dreams by Leroy Anderson /
Hungarian Dance No. 2 by Johannes Brahms /
You'll Never Walk Alone (from Carousel) by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
Did not attend
1986 Land of Make Believe by Chuck Mangione / Baja by Ary Barroso /
You Can't Hurry Love by Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland, and Eddie Holland /
Imagine by John Lennon / Black Saddle by Michael Hennagin / Tradition (from Fiddler on the Roof) by Jerry Bock
Did not attend
1987 The Voyage Home (From Star Trek IV) by John Williams / Echano (from Children of Sanchez) by Chuck Mangione /
Clock by John Holt / Land of Make Believe by Chuck Mangione
Did not attend
1988 Scenes From the Louvre by Norman dello Joio / Market Street (The Yellowjackets) /
African Suite by Neil Diamond, David Foster, and Maurice White /
Theme from Dirty Dancing by John Morris / Henry V by Sir William Walton
Did not attend
1989 Mutiny on the Bounty by David Cooke / Children's Crusade by Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner /
Hopak (Traditional?) / Waterskiing (Unknown) /
On My Own (from Les Misérables) by Claude-Michel Schönberg, Alain Boublil, and Jean-Marc Natel
Did not attend
1990 Russian Sailor's Dance (from The Red Poppy) by Reinhold Gliere /
Who Will Buy (from Oliver) by Lionel Bart / If You Believe (from The Wiz) by Charlie Smalls
Did not attend
1991 Theme from The Big Country by Jerome Moross / In Quiet Dignity & Echoes of Ancient Battles by Checkfield /
This is One of Those Moments (from Yentl) by Michel Legrand /
Anything but Lonely (from Aspects of Love) by Andrew Lloyd Webber
4th Div.II
27th Div.I
1992 Selections from
Robin Hood
Prince of Thieves
Overture, Maid Marion, Little John and the Band in the Forest & The Final Battle at the Gallows
From Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves by Michael Kamen /
Danza Final (From Estancia Ballet) by Alberto Ginestera
Did not attend
1993 Selections from
Far and Away
Land Race, Oklahoma Territory, Blowing Off Steam, The Big Match & Race to the River
All from Far and Away by John Williams
2nd Div.II
25th Div.I
1994 The Music of
Michael Kamen
Courante (from The Three Musketeers), Concerto for Saxophone, Estampie (from The Three Musketeers),
Shining Through, Galliard (from The Three Musketeers)
All by Michael Kamen
Did not attend
1995 The Red Pony by Aaron Copland / Fall River Legend by Morton Gould / Wyatt Earp by James Newton Howard Did not attend
1996 Piano Concerto No. 2, First Movement by Béla Bartók / Dance of the Comedians by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky /
Ballet Suite No 3 by Dmitri Shostakovich / Alexander Nevsky by Sergei Prokofiev
Did not attend
1997 Selections from
Latin Chant / Buenos Aires / I'd Be Surprisingly Good For You /
And The Money Kept Rolling In / Don't Cry For Me, Argentina / Santa Evita / A New Argentina
All by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Did not attend
1998 Selections from
the Broadway Musical
The Boarding-Godspeed Titanic / Barrett's Song / The Proposal & Ship of Dreams
All by Maury Yetson
93.700 5th Div.II
1999 Scenes From the Louvre by Ottorino Respighi /
The Gathering of the Ranks at Hebron by David Holsinger / Merry Mount Suite by Howard Hanson
Did not attend
2000 Journey From
The Darkness
The Dream of Oenghus by Rolf Rudin / Song of Moses by David Holsinger /
Message of the Man; The Cave, The Struggle and Man From The Light!; Main From Light! & Escape...Into The Light!
(from Escape From Plato's Cave) by Stephen Melillo
1st Div.II
17th Div.I
2001 Tempered Steel by Charles Rochester Young / Partita by Philip Sparke /
The Gift of Love & Time to Take Back the Knights by Stephen Melillo
Did not attend
2002 Molto Ritmico & Lento (from Dance Movements) by Philip Sparke /
Timestorm (from Stormworks) by Stephen Melillo / Easter Symphony by David Holsinger
94.350 4th Div.II
2003 Overture to a New Era by Caesar Giovannini / Urban Dances by Richard Danielpour /
American Beauty by Thomas Newman / Easter Symphony by David Holsinger
Did not attend
2004 Engulfed Cathedral by Claude Debussy / The New Moon in the Old Man's Arms by Michael Kamen /
New Beginnings & Celebration Overture by Peter Boyer
4th Div.II
3rd Div. II/III
2005 Through the Rainforest & The Anaconda (from Amazonian Rainforest) by Key Poulan /
Message of The Man (from Escape From Plato's Cave) by Stephan Melillo /
Sentenced to Death & The Descent into the Dark Unknown (from Pit and the Pendulum)
& Checkered Flag (from Need for Speed) by Key Poulan
Did not attend
2006 Innovations Mishima: Opening, Primacy of Number (from Naqoyqatsi) by Philip Glass / Water Dances: Gliding by Michael Nyman /
The Grid (from Koyaanisqatsi) by Philip Glass
89.925 5th Div.II
2007 Ascension: Music from
The Divine Comedy
Purgatory, Inferno, Paradise & Ascension by Robert W. Smith 90.400 5th Div.II
2008 Perspectives Perspectives by James Peterson and Robby Elfman 96.825 1st Open Class
2009 Love When I Fall in Love by Edward Heyman / Seasons of Love (from Rent) by Jonathon Larson and Freddie Mercury /
Elephant Love Medley by Craig Armstrong, Baz Luhrmann, Many Others /
Tango de Roxanne (from Moulin Rouge) by Sting and Mariano Mores /
Nessun Dorma (from Turandot) by Giacomo Puccini
94.700 2nd Open Class
2010 Chakra Introduction, Root and Sacral Chakras / Solar and Heart Chakras / Throat Chakra / Head and Crown Chakras
All by Key Poulan
Did not attend
2011 Balance Symmetry / Equilibrium / Harmony / Equality all by Key Poulan, Nate Bourg and Murray Gusseck 94.200
3rd Open Class
23rd World Class
2012 Heroes and Legends Featuring music by Samuel Barber, Jeff Beal, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Modest Mussorgsky,
Key Poulan, Alfred Reed and Camille Saint-Saëns
3rd Open Class
22d World Class
2013 The Art of War Unto the Breach by Key Poulan / Night on Bald Mountain by Modest Mussorgsky /
Elegy for Dunkirk from 'Atonement' by Dario Marianelli /
Hut of Baba Yaga from Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky /
Adagio for Strings by Samuel Barber / The Promise of Living (from Tender Land) by Aaron Copland
1st Open Class
21st World Class
2014 The Road Not Taken Kaval Sviri (Bulgarian Traditional) / Meetings Along the Edge by Philip Glass and Ravi Shankar /
Forbidden Friendship & Test Drive (from How to Train Your Dragon) by John Powell /
Symphony No. 5 by Ludwig van Beethoven / I'll Stand by You by Chrissie Hynde, Tom Kelly, and Billy Steinberg
2nd Open Class
18th World Class
2015 On Cloud Nine Life (from Prometheus) by Harry Gregson-Williams /
The Girl with the Plums (from Perfume: The Story of a Murderer) by Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek, and Reinhold Heil /
Title Track from Big Hero Six by Henry Jackman
1st Open Class
16th World Class
2016 The One Pines of the Appian Way by Ottorino Respighi / Due Tremonti by Ludovico Einaudi /
Iza Ngosmo (Come Tomorrow) by Christopher Tin
2nd Open Class
20th World Class
2017 In Pieces Feedback by Francisco Gabas, Francisco Lomeňa, Javier Martin, Marina Abad, Maxwell Wright,
Nitin Sawhney, Ramón Giménez, Sergio Ramos, and Xavier Turull (Ojos de Brujo) /
Temen Oblak (Dark Clouds) by Christopher Tin / Kaleidoscope by Fred Emory Smith / Harvest by John Mackey
1st Open Class
16th World Class
2018 Off The Wall Bicycle Race by Freddie Mercury / Sounding Board by Fred Emory Smith & Ryan Adamsons /
Fly to Paradise by Eric Whitacre / Rebound by Fred Emory Smith & Ryan Adamsons
1st Open Class
18th World Class
2019 What About Us What About Us by Alecia Moore (Pink), Steve Mac, Johnny McDaid /
Primacy of Number (from Naqoyqatsi) by Philip Glass /
Downside Up by Peter Gabriel / Three Ring by Fred Emory Smith & Ryan Adamsons /
Alone by Christopher Comstock (Marshmello)
Did not attend
2020 Season cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
2021 Opted out of competition for the season
2022 Somewhere New

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Corps". Drum Corps International. Retrieved 24 February 2018.
  2. "Vanguard Cadets piece together gold medal-winning comeback". Drum Corps International. August 8, 2017. Retrieved August 9, 2017.
  3. "History for Vanguard Cadets". Maher & Associates, Inc./ Retrieved August 9, 2017.
  4. "VANGUARD CADETS LAUNCH CALIFORNIA INITIATIVE". Vanguard Music & Performing Arts. September 5, 2018. Retrieved 5 September 2018.
  6. "Santa Clara Vanguard Changes Name, Launches Capital Giving Campaign". The Santa Clara Weekly. March 31, 2017. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  7. "Santa Clara Vanguard Programs". Vanguard Music and Performing Arts. Retrieved August 9, 2017.
  8. "Vanguard Cadets". DCX: The Drum Corps Xperience. Retrieved 5 March 2018.

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