So far this summer, The Cavaliers have performed in 14 competitions and have traveled more 4,500 miles. Since opening weekend in Akron, the corps has moved through Louisville, Ky., Paoli, Ind., Martin, Tenn., and Dothan, Ala., before heading further south to a soggy Orlando, Fla., to return to the Citrus Bowl for the first time since 2005.
After the contest in Orlando, the corps was invited to Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort to participate in a parade and to put on a standstill performance. When the corps was finished, and thoroughly soaked thanks to Tropical Storm Debbie, the members were able to enjoy some much-needed free time in one of the most famous amusement parks in the world
From there, The Cavaliers traveled through Ft. Mill, S.C., and Sevierville, Tenn., on the way back to the Midwest. Contests in Fairfield, Ohio, and Muncie, Ind., preceded the corps first home show of the summer in Michigan City, Ind., to round out the month of June. The 52nd Annual Pageant of Drums, the second longest running drum corps show in America, featured a packed house and strong lineup, with The Cavaliers placing third (70.2) behind Bluecoats (72.7) and Carolina Crown (76.5).
The corps held two productive rehearsal days in Michigan City and headed to Cedarburg, Wisc., before returning to the Chicago-area to celebrate America's Independence Day by performing in three parades and enjoying the evening off.
Currently, the corps is hard at work preparing for contests in Bowling Green, Ohio, Lisle, Ill., and Minneapolis, Minn. before taking to the Southern United States. The corps' second home show, the 29th Annual Cavalcade of Brass, is set for Friday, July 13 at The Sports Complex at Benedictine University.
15 Minutes of Fame
As the 2012 program is further refined, enhanced and produced, The Cavaliers have enjoyed shining the spotlight back on our fans. Seeing the support grow throughout the summer has inspired the entire organization to continue to show the world why "We are the Corps, The Cavaliers!"
From July 7 to July 25, YOU have a chance to decide which Illinois corps is truly 'Number 1.' You can do this by making a tax-deductible donation on the web at give.cavaliers.org or live at our souvenir booth. As of this posting, Phantom Regiment led The Cavaliers by $546, but there's still a long way to go in this battle!
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.
Secret Society Shirt
The Cavaliers' 2013 Program is titled Secret Society, featuring the music of Hans Zimmer, John Mackey and Michael Giacchino.
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2013 DCI Championship & Home Show Tickets On Sale!
Tickets for the 2013 DCI Championship in Indianpolis, IN and tickets for the 2013 home shows in Michigan City, IN & Lisle, IL are now on sale & shipping. Order now and get the best seats in the stadium. New Items Added For Our Female Fans
Check out the new items especially created for our female fans.
Paperback Edition Now Available- BTGM
The story of Don Warren, drum corps, and historic photos and anecdotes from The Cavaliers await you in this must-have book for any drum corps fan!