Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of articles looking at the return of the Polk County Cadets

The first week of August saw the return of the Polk County Cadets in preparation for the 2021 marching season.

Thanks to a generous grant from the Polk County Community Foundation, the Cadets were able to begin the season with one week of rehearsals, thereby laying the groundwork for a successful season.

The PCCF grant provided funds for the marching season, initially by paying all fees for anyone wishing to be a Cadet, then paying for clinicians to work with the different sections within the band as well as training to march on the field during the first week of camp.