Cavaliers Statement on Staff Member Injury
Friday, June 29th, 2012 - 10:26 PM
On Friday, June 29, at Pendleton Heights High School in Pendleton, Ind., The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps' management team made the decision to end rehearsal due to an intense and rapidly developing storm cell making its way into the area. While members, staff and volunteers were evacuating the rehearsal field, a sudden gust of wind compromised a scaffolding structure as two staff members were descending to take shelter.
One of those staff members, Jeremy Seneca, sustained multiple injuries, and he was transported to and treated at a local Indianapolis hospital. Seneca is being kept overnight for observation and is expected to make a full recovery.
No marching members, volunteers or additional staff members were injured.
The mission of The Cavaliers is to develop life-long leaders through music and arts education. Paramount to fulfilling that mission is the safety and well-being of our members, staff and volunteers.
Today's events underscore the organization's dedication to the safety and health of all those involved with the corps. We wish Jeremy a speedy and complete recovery.
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.