Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets, CA

The Vanguard Cadets travel approximately four weeks during the summer months across the United States and Canada performing in competitive field shows and parades while providing instruction for the novice through the experienced member in the areas of brass, percussion and color guard. Membership is primarily open to those between the ages of 12 and 18.
The Vanguard Cadets have been a DCI Open Class (formerly Division II/III) Finalist every year the Corps has appeared in DCI World Championships (1991, 93, 98, 2000, 02, 04, 06, 07, 08) and won DCI Division II in 2000 and the newly formed DCI Open Class in 2008. The Corps has also competed in the DCI Division I Quarterfinals in 1993 and the DCI Division I Semifinals in 2000. The Vanguard Cadets are the primary training group for membership in the Vanguard.

The Santa Clara Vanguard was formed in 1967 in Santa Clara, California. SCV has the distinction of being the only organization to maintain its elite membership on the Drum Corps International (DCI) Board of Directors since the inception of DCI in 1972. We are the first organization in DCI history to have two drum and bugle corps as open class member corps in the elite Top 25 of DCI (1993) and the elite Top 17 of DCI (2000).