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Philadelphia Police Cadets

The Philadelphia Police Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps (also known as the 'PAL Cadets', 'Philadelphia PAL Cadets', and 'PAL Drum Corps') are an inactive classic junior drum and bugle corps based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Philadelphia Police Cadets, founded in September of 1965 were sponsored by the Police Athletic League (PAL), the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
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Director of the PAL Cadets
"Jim Bell"
inducted into the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame

Congratulations Jim!!!

The induction ceremony took place at the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame Annual Banquet, Saturday, September 1, 2007, at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Rochester NY, as part of the DCA World Championship weekend. >>Read More<<<

We Mourn the Loss of One of our Members

It is with great sadness to report that on Wednesday April 18, 2007 Trevor Jones passed away of a heart attack. Trevor was a member of the corps from 1977-1979. The PAL Alumni and all of the Drum Corps world are deeply saddened by his loss.

2006 PAL Drum Corps Alumni Reunion
The Second PAL Drum & Bugle Corps Reunion was held Saturday August 26th, 2006, forty eight members and their guests attended the (annual?) Philadelphia Police Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps Alumni Association Reunion which was held at the Fort Washington State Park.


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Captain Chris Ferguson, USN, PAL Cadet drummer While the Philadelphia PAL Cadets were holding a picnic/reunion in Pennsylvania’s Washington State Park the weekend before Labor Day, 2006, one alumni member was in Cape Canaveral, FL, awaiting his first trip into space as a member of STS 115 aboard the space shuttle Atlantis. Read Harry Heidelmark's interview with Chris Ferguson, former PAL Cadet drummer, and astronaut.



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