Vanguard Cadets


Other Names:Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets; SCV Cadets

Santa Clara, CA United States
Founded: 1971

Active Junior
Open Class
YearTheme/Songs
1982 Main Theme (from the film, Superman) * Can You Read My Mind (love theme from the film, Superman) * The Eagle and the Hawk  
1983 Festive Overture * Main Theme (from the film, Superman) * Battle in the Mutara Nebula (from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan) * When You Wish Upon a Star (from Pinocchio) * If You Believe (from The Wiz)  
1984 Festive Overture * Superman Medley * Last Chance to Dance * Black Saddle * If You Believe (from The Wiz)  
1985 Conquest (from Captain From Castile) * Forgotten Dreams * Once In A Lifetime (from Stop the World I Want To Get Off) * Hungarian Dance No. 2 * You'll Never Walk Alone (from Carousel)  
1986 Land of Make Believe * Baia * You Can't Hurry Love * Imagine * Black Saddle * Tradition (from Fiddler on the Roof)  
1987 The Voyage Home (From Star Trek IV) * Echano * Clock * Land of Make Believe  
1988 Scenes From the Louvre * Wild Life Market Street * In the Stone * Theme from Dirty Dancing * Henry V  
1989 Mutiny on the Bounty * Children's Crusade * Hopak * Waterskiing * On My Own  
1990 Russian Sailor's Dance (from The Red Poppy) * Who Will Buy (from Oliver) * If You Believe (from The Wiz)  
1991 Theme from The Big Country * In Quiet Dignity * Echoes of Ancient Battles * This is One of Those Moments (from Yentl) * Anything but Lonely (from Apects of Love)  
1992 Selections from Robin Hood Prince of Thieves - Overture (from Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves) * Maid Marion (from Robin Hood) * Little John and the Band in the Forest (from Robin Hood) * The Final Battle at the Gallows (from Robin Hood) * Danza Final (From Estancia Ballet)  
1993 Selections from Far and Away - Land Race (from Far and Away) * Oklahoma Territory (from Far and Away) * Blowing Off Steam (from Far and Away) * The Big Match (from Far and Away) * Race to the River (from Far and Away)  
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)  
1995 The Red Pony * Fall River Legend * Wyatt Earp  
1996 Piano Concerto No. 2, First Movement * Dance of the Comedians * Ballet Suite No 3 * Alexander Nevsky  
1998 Selections from the Broadway Musical Titanic - The Boarding-Godspeed Titanic (from the play Titanic) * Barrett's Song (from the play Titanic) * The Proposal (from the play Titanic) * Ship of Dreams (from the play Titanic)  
1999 Scenes From the Louvre * The Gathering of the Ranks at Hebron * Merry Mount Suite  
2000 Journey From The Darkness - The Dream of Oenghus * A Song of Moses * Message of The Man (from Escape From Plato's Cave) * The Cave, The Struggle and Man From The Light! (from Escape From Plato's Cave) * Main From Light! (from Escape From Plato's Cave) * Escape...Into The Light! (from Escape From Plato's Cave)  
2001 Tempered Steel * Partita * The Gift of Love * Time to Take Back the Knights  
2002 Molto Ritmico (from Dance Movements) * Lento (from Dance Movements) * Timestorm (from Stormworks) * The Easter Symphony  
2003 Overture to a New Era * Urban Dances * American Beauty * The Easter Symphony  
2004 Engulfed Cathedral * The New Moon in the Old Moon's Arms * New Beginnings * Celebration Overture  
2005 Through the Rainforest (from Amazonian Rainforest) * The Anaconda (from Amazonian Rainforest) * Message of The Man (from Escape From Plato's Cave) * Sentenced to Death (from Pit and the Pendulum) * The Descent into the Dark Unknown (from Pit and the Pendulum) * Checkered Flag (from Need for Speed)  
2006 Innovations - Mishima: Opening * Primacy of Number (from Naqoyqatsi) * Water Dances: Gliding * The Grid (from Koyaanisqatsi)  
2007 Ascension: Music from The Divine Comedy - Purgatorio (from The Divine Comedy) * The Inferno (from The Divine Comedy) * Paradiso (from The Divine Comedy) * The Ascension (from The Divine Comedy)  
2008 Perspectives - Perspectives  
2009 Love - When I Fall in Love * Seasons of Love (from Rent) * Elephant Love Medley (from Moulin Rouge) * Tango de Roxanne (from Moulin Rouge) * Nessun Dorma (from Turandot)  
2010 Chakra - Introduction, Root and Sacral Chakras (from Chakra) * Solar and Heart Chakras (from Chakra) * Throat Chakra (from Chakra) * Head and Crown Chakras (from Chakra)  
2011 Balance - Symmetry * Equilibrium * Harmony * Equality  
2012 Heroes and Legends - Main Titles from Rome * Danse Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah * Viva la Vida * Medea's Meditation and Dance of Vengence * Wishing you Were Somehow Here Again from Phantom of the Opera * Russian Christmas Music * Great Gate of Kiev (from Pictures at an Exhibition)  
2013 The Art of War - Unto the Breach * Night on Bald Mountain * Elegy at Dunkirk from 'Atonement' * Hut of Baba-Yaga (from Pictures at an Exhibition) * Adagio for Strings * The Promise of Living (from Tender Land)  
2014 The Road Not Taken - Kaval Sviri * Meetings Along the Edge * Forbidden Friendship from How to Train Your Dragon * Test Drive from How to Train Your Dragon * I'll Stand by You * Symphony #5 * Secrets  
2015 On Cloud Nine - Life (from Prometheus) * Awakening (from On Cloud Nine) * Girl with the Plums (from Perfume) * Big Hero Six  
2016 The One - Pines of the Appian Way from Pines of Rome * Due Tramonti * Iza Ngosmo (Come Tomorrow)  
The Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets, formed in 1971, is a junior marching and maneuvering drum corps based in Santa Clara, California. The group serves as the feeder corps to the Santa Clara Vanguard.

The Vanguard Cadets have been active and successful in Class II DCI competition since the 1990s. The Cadets is the first feeder corps ever to achieve DCI membership, in 1993. In 2000, the group won the division, while they finished fourth, with a score of 93.8, in 2002.

The 90-member corps put together a show of contemporary music in 2004, finishing third in Division II/III Finals.

[A History of Drum & Bugle Corps, 2002; www.scvanguard.org; Dave Strickler]

Members (22)

Member Name Section Years Involved
Alfaro, Fernando Soprano 1998 to 2001
Cooper, Brent Pit 1991 to 1993
Cordes, Lindsay Colorguard/Trumpet 2000 to 2001
Freitas, Todd Baritone-Contra-Euphonium-Drum Major 2001 to 2003
Mandler, Julianna Trumpet 2002 to 2004; 2006
Mavroudis, Emily color guard 1996
McCall, Justin Cymbal Line 2001 to 2002
McCallie, Russ Baritone 2003
McCann, Brad Contra 2001 to 2002
McWilliams, Mike Soprano 1974 to 1976
Sanchez, Matthew Contrabass 2002
Sandoval, Antonio Tenors 2003
Savalza, Nate Soprano 2000
Severino, Michelle Colorguard 2001
Strauss, Nick Contra Bass 2002
Strauss, Nick contra 2002 to 2003
Sweet, Orion Hornline 2011
Tubongbanua, Ryan Contra (Drum Major Candidate) 2005
Wang, Basil baritone 2002
White, Lauren Baritone 2002 to 2003
Yeh, Esther Percussion - Pit 2001
Yeh, Esther Soprano 2003

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Vanguard Cadets

Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets Uniform 1955 from the Bill Ives Collection Contributed by Pat Seidling
Vanguard Cadets

Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets 1955 from the Bill Ives Collection Contributed by Pat Seidling

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