CMA band performs at the Kershaw County Music Association’s Spring Instrumental Showcase
Under the direction of Chief Robert Slade, the CMA band director, several cadets performed at the Kershaw County Music Association’s Spring Instrumental Showcase held on April 14th in the Wood Auditorium at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County. Along with young people from across the county, CMA band members entertained the audience with their musical talents. The band’s performance of “God Bless the USA” included vocalist Cadet Jaylen Evans. Spartan Sound, a band of CMA cadets, performed New Orleans jazz pieces,“The Movement” and “Crescent City”. Members of Spartan Sound are Kurosh Badii (clarinet), Jaylen Evans (trumpet and voice), Patrick Brooks, Dorian Melinsky (trumpet); George Spiros, Calvin Wu, William Larsen (trombone), Austin Oliver (tuba); David Vargo (sousaphone); Brian Kluppel (drums). In addition, “Yankee Doodle” was played by the Camden Military Drum & Fife Corps, which includes Cadets James Blair, Sebastian Gillaspy, Blaine McBee, Michael Suggs (fife); Noah Coolong, Brian Kluppel (drum). We commend Chief Slade and these cadets for sharing their talents and representing Camden Military Academy in the community.