29th Annual Cavalcade of Brass
Friday, July 13 - Lisle, Ill.
Thursday, July 12th, 2012 - 1:48 PM
By Christopher Lugo
The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps is proud to present the 29th Annual Cavalcade of Brass in Lisle, Ill., on Friday, July 13 at 7:00 PM. The Cavalcade of Brass is a must-see contest for Chicagoland fans, featuring Pioneer, Madison Scouts, Blue Knights, Santa Clara Vanguard, The Cadets and The Cavaliers all prepared to blow fans away!
"Benedictine University will again provide a great venue for this awesome annual display of drum corps," said co-Event Chair Craig Rasin. "With being so close to Chicago, this gives us an opportunity to invite all our local fans out for a night of pure entertainment."
Please Note: Racine Scouts and Teal Sound have each ended their 2012 summer tours and will NOT be appearing at the Cavalcade of Brass. Performance times have been adjusted below.
Before the contest, The Cavaliers will hold an OPEN rehearsal at Downers Grove South High School in Downers Grove, IL. This is an excellent opportunity for friends, fans, family and alumni to check out the "show before the show!"
Mike Caplan, of ABC 7 in Chicago, will be doing his weather segments live on the 4:00 PM newscast from the corps' Downers Grove South HS rehearsal. We will be promoting the Cavalcade of Brass show, and doing interviews and segments with the corps. Caplan will then travel to Benedictine University and handle the announcing duties for the evening - Thank you, Mike!
The 2012 program, "15 Minutes of Fame," features "Don Juan" by Richard Strauss; "Dead Elvis" by Michael Daugherty; "Paparazzi" by Stefani Germanotta and Rob Fusari; "Don Giovanni" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; "Vesti la Giubba" by Ruggero Leoncavallo; "Out Here on My Own" by Michael Gore; and "In the Hall of the Mountain King" by Edvard Grieg. Read more about The Cavaliers 2012 Program.
The popular family section tickets will be available the day of the contest. Adult tickets are $20, and accompanied children (12 and under) get in free. Only purchase tickets for the adults! Discounted group pricing is also available for groups of 20 or more ($5.00 off each). Please contact co-Event Chair Craig Rasin at 630-968-0419 for more information.
Midwest Color Guard Circuit (MWCGC) Reunion
If you marched winter guard in the 60s, 70s, or 80s, The Cavaliers are hosting a reunion just before Friday evening's Cavalcade of Brass show! This is also a chance to honor the Cavalier Winter Guard's 1982 WGI Championship.
The MWCGC reunion starts at 4:00 PM, and runs until showtime at 7:00 PM. The corps has arranged to have a lecture hall for showing videos and a bartender serving beer/wine at the reunion. The Cavalier Alumni Association will be supplying bottled water, but personal coolers with soda are more than welcome. Please DO NOT bring outside alcohol to the campus. For those Cavalier alums attending, a few bags of ice would also be appreciated.
We're hosting the event, but it's open to everyone who used to compete back in the early years of the Midwest Color Guard Circuit, (more) current WGI performers and winter guard enthusiasts alike!
CAVALCADE OF BRASS PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE*
7:00 PM - Event Start
7:15 PM - Pioneer
7:32 PM - Madison Scouts
7:49 PM - Blue Knights
8:26 PM - Santa Clara Vanguard
8:43 PM - The Cadets
9:00 PM - The Cavaliers
9:17 PM - Classic Cavaliers Exhibition
* Racine Scouts and Teal Sound have each ended their 2012 summer tours and will NOT be appearing at the Cavalcade of Brass. Performance times have been adjusted above.
The Cavaliers will perform the encore, and the graduating members will be honored in the traditional Age-Out Ceremony. All alumni will then be asked to join the members on the field to sing the Corps Song and Rainbow together.
We're expecting a great crowd at the 29th Annual Cavalcade of Brass, so be sure to get your tickets early! Orders placed after July 6th may be picked up at WILL CALL.
29th Annual Cavalcade of BrassLisle, IL
Date: Friday, July 30, 2012
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: The Sports Complex at Benedictine University
Tickets: $20-35, Handicap Accessible Seating available
Purchase Tickets on Cavaliers.org
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The Sports Complex at Benedictine University
5700 College Road
Lisle, IL 60532
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About The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps
Founded in 1948, The Cavaliers are one of the most successful drum and bugle corps in history, winning 20 national championships, including seven Drum Corps International world championships since 1992. Each summer, 150 male brass, percussion and color guard performers aged 16-22 present a marching music show considered among the most challenging and original in the world.
The group performs at more than 30 competitions across the US and for more than 100,000 fans. Along the way, the young men not only learn about music and performing, but have a life-changing experience based on excellence, teamwork and camaraderie.
The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization sponsored by The Village of Rosemont, Illinois.
About Classic Cavaliers:
The Classic Cavaliers are a fund raising performance ensemble, mainly consisting of alumni of The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps. It was established in 2006 to prepare for The Cavaliers 60th anniversary performance at DCI in 2008. The Classics have continued to raise funds for The Cavaliers through stand-still performances and parades in the Chicago-land area.
The Village of Lisle is a wonderful place to live, work or visit. From its humble beginnings as a rural Midwestern town, Lisle has evolved into a welcoming, business friendly community of 22,390 people, rich with resources. In 2007, Lisle was named one of Money Magazine’s Top 20 “Best Places to Live” In America. This recognition was based on the economic opportunity and quality of life that the Village offers to all.
Lisle Convention & Visitors Bureau