Seattle Cascades

Other Names:Cascades

Shoreline, WA United States
Founded: 1958

Active Junior
World Class
1969 Malaguena * By the Time I Get to Phoenix  
1970 The Ecstasy of Gold * Promised Land (from How the West Was Won) * Battle Hymn of the Republic * When Johnny Comes Marching Home * California Dreamin' * Requiem For the Masses * Alexander's Ragtime Band * Softly As I Leave You  
1971 Sailing Away On The Henry Clay * Fanfare * Midnight Cowboy * Yesterday's Rain * Promised Land (from How the West Was Won) * When Johnny Comes Marching Home * Keep The Customer Satisfied  
1972 She'll Be Coming Round The Mountain * Shenandoah * Sweet Betsy from Pike * Rodeo * Wild Wild West * Rawhide * Bonanza * Promised Land (from How the West Was Won) * Seattle (from Here Come the Brides)  
1973 Entry to the Coliseum * Greensleeves * America The Beautiful * African Suite * Sabbath Prayer (from Fiddler on the Roof)  
1974 Festivo * Soul Sacrifice * African Suite * Sabbath Prayer (from Fiddler on the Roof)  
1975 Russian Sailor's Dance (from The Red Poppy) * Jay's Solo * Gospel John * Requiem for an Era  
1976 The Sinfonians * Karn Evil 9 - Second Impression * Don't Rain on My Parade (from Funny Girl) * El Gato Triste * Requiem for an Era  
1977 Nutville * El Gato Triste * Concert of Mayo * Selections from the Wizard of Oz * Home (from The Wiz)  
1978 The Flintstones Theme * Send in the Clowns (from A Little Night Music) * The Wiz Medley  
1979 Brand New day (from The Wiz) * Send in the Clowns (from A Little Night Music) * If You Believe (from The Wiz) * Mean Ole Lion (from The Wiz) * Home (from The Wiz)  
1985 (Repertoire not available)  
1991 Gershwin - Selections by Gershwin  
1992 Kismet - Music from Kismet  
1993 A Riverboat/Showboat - Old Man River (from Show Boat) * Waiting for the Robert E. Lee * Proud Mary * Old Man River (from Show Boat)  
1994 A Day in Paris - La Vie en Rose * Carousel * Scherzo * Follies  
1995 Salute to Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road * Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting * Funeral For A Friend * Candle in the Wind  
1996 Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds * Magical Mystery Tour * Eleanor Rigby * Imagine  
1998 The music of Chicago - Selections from the album - Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? * Listen * Someday (August 29, 1968) * Beginnings  
1999 Technological Evolution: A Fable in Four Acts - The Innocents * The March of Civilization * The Mechanized Society * The Awakening  
2000 At the Strongholds of En Gedi - At the Strongholds of En Gedi * Prelude and Rondo * Liturgical Dances * Endurance * Gmyway's Revenge  
2001 The Veneration - Abram's Pursuit * Helm Toccata * The Armies of the Omnipresent Otserf  
2002 City Riffs: The Music of Leonard Bernstein - On the Town * Profanation (from The Jeremiah Symphony) * Simple Song (from Bernstein's Mass) * Riffs from Prelude Fugue and Riffs * Make Our Garden Grow (from Candide)  
2003 Festiva Danza - Huapango * Harp Concerto * Oblivion * Libertango * El Salon Mexico  
2004 Nature's Confession - Sky: "Distant Showers" * Land: "Savannah River Holiday" * Sea: "The Birth" * Tempest: * Heavens: "All Things Bright and Beautiful"  
2005 Airborne Symphony - Airborne Symphony * Aerodynamics * Weeping Willow * Redline Tango * Stairway To Heaven  
2006 Redemption - Ghosts * Second String Quartet * Dance Movement No. 1 * Lux Arumque * Ra!  
2007 Three - Postcards * Sleep * V2 Schneider  
2009 Beyond the Forest - Into The Forest * Selections from Pan's Labyrinth * Tangiers (from Bourne Ultimatum) * Not While I'm Around (from Sweeney Todd) * Make Our Garden Grow (from Candide)  
2010 Silver Lining - Cloudsplitter Fanfare * Allegro Impetuoso from "Two Symphonic Movements" * River Flows in You * Hope Awakes * The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow  
2011 Pandora, a Dark Gift - Pandora - A Dark Gift * My Immortal  
2012 Shinto - Kingfishers Catch Fire * Panda Po * Shogun  
2013 Inescapable - Solar Sailor from Tron * Original Music  
2014 Turn - Summertime (from Porgy and Bess) * Firebird Suite * Turn, Turn, Turn * Carol of the Bells * Dies Irae * Rite of Spring * Simple Gifts  
2015 Intergalactic - Mars from The Planets * Enterprising Young Men (from Star Trek) * Short Ride on a Fast Machine * Black Hole Sun * Venus from The Planets * Mercury from The Planets * Jupiter from The Planets * Intergalactic * Theme from Star Trek  
2016 O - “Apollo Unleashed” from Symphony No. 2 * The Moment I Said it * Orawa  
Founded in 1957, the Seattle Cascades is the oldest and only nationally touring drum and bugle corps in the Pacific Northwest. Members of the Cascades come from throughout Washington, Idaho, and Oregon, as well as from Texas and California.

In 1978 after DCI, Cascades really kicked 1979 into gear. They expanded on the Wiz melodies and had a extremely challenging show. The judges didn't buy into the new design concepts so the show was re-written 4 times during the season. The corps was told to either score a 70 in California or they wouldn't go to DCI. Unfortunately they fell short of the goal and did not attend DCI.

There was a lot of stirring going about about a possible folding of the corps. The last show of 1979 - and what proved to be the last of the legend that was the Seattle Cascades of the 70’s - came to rest in Boise Idaho. The corps indeed folded.

In 1980, the corps began rebuilding mostly with middle school students. In 1981 they fielded a show again in competition but half way through the season, the last few remaining senior members were asked to leave.

The corps restarted in 1985, competing in A60 in DCI and going on to a successful run in Divisions II/III during the 1990s. In 1999 the Cascades rededicated its effort and commitment to excellence, a commitment that has resulted in a meteoric rise to the elite of the activity.

In 2000 the group was crowned DCI Division III World Champions and received the Spirit of Disney Award, given to the corps with the most entertaining family-oriented show. The score enabled the corps to compete in Division I, where the Cascades placed 23rd in Quarterfinals.

In 2001 the corps nearly doubled in size. Competing in Division II, the Cascades’ show titled 'Veneration' with music by David Holsinger wowed crowds from coast to coast. The corps continued its rise to another world championship, winning important focus shows leading to the DCI Summer Music Games in Buffalo, New York. In the end, the Cascades came in second in Division II. A high finals score included an automatic invitation to compete in Division I. Defeating several established Division I corps, the Seattle Cascades left Buffalo with its highest score ever achieved in DCI competition, placing 17th in the elite corps Semifinals.

The move to Division I competition in 2002 paid dividends as the corps took part in DCI Finals in Madison, finishing 12th with their show entitled 'City Riffs.' This Finals competition made the Cascades one of only two corps (Glassmen being the other) to go from dead last (44th in 1977 DCI Open Class competition) to a Finals berth.

The 110-member Cascades' 2003 placement was 15th in Semifinals. This marked them as the first Pacific Northwest corps to make DCI semifinalist status for three years running.

The corps made it four years in 2004 with their 14th place Semifinals finish, with a show provocatively titled 'Nature's Confession.'

The Cascades' uniforms are black and white, with green and silver accents.

[Seattle Cascade; Dave Strickler; DCW, 10/02, p.3; Joel James]

Members (101)

Member Name Section Years Involved
Anglesey, Allison Colorguard 2002
Baerlocher, Kate Colorguard (weapon) 1998 to 2002
Ball, Sarah Percussion-Bassline 2003
Barber, Jeff Baritone 1990 to 1991
Barber, Jeff Bass Drum 1992
Barber, Jeff Snare 1996
Bathurst, Toby staff 1995 to 1999
Berg, Bob baritone 1977
Berg, Michael French horn bugle 1967 to 1970
Bernstein, Alex Euphonium 2000 to 2001
Bernstein, Eddie Brass 2000 to 2002
Bingham, Josh Mellophone 2005 to 2006
Bingham, Josh Trumpet 2007
Bretl, Mark Brass - Soprano 2002 to 2003
Brinkley, Alex Tuba 2013
Brown, Jonathon Color Guard 2001 to 2002
Brustkern, Sarah (Betty) Colorguard 1999 to 2003
Butchard, Courtney colorguard 2002 to 2005
Buttars, Chris Bari and sop 2002 to 2004
Cadle, Bret Lead Baritone 2001 to 2005
Calhoun, Allison Pit/Front Ensemble 2003
Campion, Neil Soporanos 1998
Cobb, Andy Euphonium 2003 to 2004
Cooper, Matt Trumpet 2007
Cutler, Tim Euphonuim 2000
Dick, Alex Colorguard (flag) 2006
Dinkel, Brian Tenors 2003
Dunlap, Collin trumpet 2005
Eastman, Catherine Colorguard 2003 to 2004
Eberle, Christina Color Guard 2001 to 2003
Empey, Sarah Guard 2002
Espino, Ricky Trumpet 2013
Filler, Jessika Baritone 2005
Fitzsimmons, Brian Soprano 2003
Fulfs, Josh Snare/Pit 2002; 2005
Garcia, Andy Color Guard 2001
Groves, Robert Cymbal Line 1995; 1998 to 1999
Gunderson, Robert Sopranos 2001
Hernandez, Patty Colorguard 2002 to 2004
Holley, Kathryn Baritone 2006
Hoyt, Kirbie Mellophone 2004
James, Joel Brass - Soprano 1977 to 1982
Jenkins, Chris Baritone 2006
Kelly, Ben Soprano 2001 to 2003
Kim, John Soprano 2000
Lack, John Baritone 1996
Lack, John Staff 2000 to 2001
Lundquist, Michael Soprano 2003
Mack, Timothy Percussion (72-76), Drum Major (77) 1972 to 1977
Mason, Disco Pete Kitchen Staff 2000 to 2002
Masterson, Ryan drumline 2000
McDonald, James Baritone 2004 to 2005
McDonald, James Baritone 2004
McDonough, Jason Pit / Snare 1998 to 2001
Mcgregor, Kyle soprano 2004
Meininger, Nathan Mellophone 2007
Mhyre, Brendan Low brass 2001 to 2003
Miller, Brooke Color guard 2001 to 2002
Moddison, Nate Snareline 1998 to 1999
Muncy, Tracy Colorguard (weapon) 1999
Munson, Derek Pit Percussion 1999
Nelson, Sarah baritone/contra 2004 to 2005
Norton, Danielle Colorguard 2001
O'Rourke, Chris Timpani 1993
Owens, Patrick Trumpet 2005
Permen, Jeremy Soprano 2001
Petersen, Monica Guard 2002
Quarles, Travis Soprano 2001 to 2002
Quarles, Travis Drum Major 2003
Reno, Jared Mellophone 2002 to 2003
Rhodes, Stephanie Colorguard 2001 to 2004
Rogers, Kelly Mellophone 2001
Roquemore, Jordan Soprano 2001; 2003 to 2004
SMITH, Lakey SOPRANO/PIT 1993 to 1995
Sartori, Joe Soprano 2003
Savalza, Nate Mellophone 2003 to 2004
Savalza, Nate Mellophone Tech 2006
Schwartz, Sean Snare 2005
Sexton Roman, Suzanne Colorguard 1981 to 1988
Smith, Janna Soprano 2002 to 2003
Smith, Matthew Baritone - Hornline 2003 to 2004
Smith, Zach Baritone 2001 to 2004
Smith, Zach Baritone 2001 to 2005
Spoelstra, Jared Baritones 2004
Supnick, Jon Bassline 2002 to 2003
Sutton, Jonathan Bass 2004
Thomas, Chris soprano 2001 to 2002
Valder, Melissa Baritone 2002 to 2003
Van Winkle, Josh Bass Line 1995
Vance, Ronnie Baritone 2007
Weiss, Robyn colorguard 2000 to 2001; 2003
White, Korey Soprano 1999
White, Korey Mellophone 2001
Whyte, Chris Tenors 2001
Whyte, Chris Snareline 2002 to 2003
Williams, Steven Trumpet 2004 to 2005
Witmer, Jesse Euphonium 2003
Zenor, Jessica Pit 2003
belfry, skylar Drum Major 2009
neisinger, greg drum line 1972 to 1975

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Seattle Cascades

Cascades from the Bill Ives Collection
Seattle Cascades

Seattle Cascades from the Bill Ives Collection Contributed by Tanner McMurtray
Seattle Cascades

Seattle Cascades from the Bill Ives Collection Contributed by Tanner McMurtray
Seattle Cascades

Cascades Seattle WA from the Bill Ives Collection