Crescent City Cadets GNODCA

Crescent City Cadets
by The Greater New Orleans
Drum Corps Association


The Crescent City Cadets is a beginning-level music, dance and marching activity for ages 10 and up that offers young men and women quality educational and performance experiences in the areas of music, movement and dance. Founded in 2007, the Crescent City Cadets’ objective is to develop personal character through challenging physical, mental and social activities while promoting the values of dedication, hard work and commitment to a team effort.

The Crescent City Cadets and the GNODCA believe that music and the performing arts connect youth with their culture though a common language crossing all age, social and racial barriers. The activities that a young person purses influences the type of person he or she becomes and the experiences that comes with participation in a performing arts organization builds discipline, character, pride and self-confidence at a crucial age and forms the stepping stones to even greater achievements in adulthood. The Crescent City Cadets permanently enriches the lives of young people through a commitment to youth development and performance excellence while providing enjoyment to its members and to our local community.

The Crescent City Cadets is under the direction of Mark A. Richards and practices are at St. Francis Xavier School, 215 Betz Pl. Metairie, LA 70005. For further details and practice times you can reach Mark Richards at, on facebook/Crescent City Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps or on twitter/


Crescent City Cadets 2013 Performance Season

Our Crescent City Cadets will be performing in several, Louisiana Color Guard and Percussion Circuit, and Old Metairie Fest Events this 2013 Season. Please take time and support our unit. The Color Guard and Percussion Circuit provides a musical and visual indoor winter show season while allowing members to hone their craft for the regular Drum & Bugle Corps seasons. More information on our guard and events can be found at CCC and LCGPC. Our Cadets will be performing exhibitions at the following events:

March 16, 2013 - Denham Springs High School Competition

March 23, 2013 - Dutchtown High School Competition

April 6, 2013 - LCGPC Championships in Hammond, LA

April 13, 2012 - At Old Metairie Fest (at St. Francis Xavier School)

Article By: Babette Staunton

Last Updated on Jan 3, 2013