Cavaliers 2012 Awards Brunch Recognition
Thursday, September 6th, 2012 - 7:27 PM
By Christopher Lugo
"I'm Proud of How YOU Represented the Greens" - Founder Don Warren
The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps brought the 2012 season to a close at its Awards Brunch on Sunday, August 12 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Members, staff, management, volunteer, parents, and alumni were all in attendance as the corps recapped and celebrated its 64th season the day after DCI World Championship Finals at Lucas Oil Stadium.
The 2012 members kicked off the event by circling to sing "Rainbow" and the "Corps Song" as a group one last time together.
Corps director Adolph DeGrauwe introduced and thanked the board of directors, management, design team, instructional staff, transportation team, volunteers, parents, alumni and corporate sponsors for their continued and relentless support.
Tour Director Mark Ackerson reviewed the season's 86-day tour before Chairman of the Board and Founder Don Warren expressed his unrelenting sense of pride for the corps and the members' achievements this year -- "I'm proud of how you represented the greens."
The corps finished the season in eight place with a score of 88.85. "Congratulations to the 2012 Cavaliers on a truly special season, said DeGrauwe. "Your perseverance, work ethic and dedication was just astounding, and we are all incredibly proud of you."
The Cavaliers would like to thank Pam Cabanski for her efforts coordinating the 2012 Cavaliers Awards Brunch, as well as long-time Office Manager Rosanne Duewerth for her tireless dedication!
A final congratulations and thank you to the 2012 members for your dedication and perseverance!
One Year: Evan Black, Josh Crosby, Brian Gallegos, Manny Gandia, Paul Gentine, Matthew Glass, Ian Heinkele, Jeremiah Jones, Michael Knabe, Michael Lao, Tim Lyen, Joseph MacMorran, Steve Mickel, Shintaro Nakagawa, Tomoya Nakamura, Alex Navarro, Clay Ratliff, Milo Salinas, Chuck Scheller, Thor Schumacher, Zach Smith, Neel Sutton and Sean VanDyke.
Two Years: Blake Bennie, Steven Costle, Eric Cruz, Dustin Ingram, Bennett Konstans, Andrew Kriska, Kenneth Marina, Alvin Martinez, Francisco Perez, Justin Rowan, Michael Royer, Randy Sifuentes, Manny Silveyra and Shusei Yoshida.
Three Years: Justin Barr, Andrew Barberi, Blake Compton, David Daniel, Matt Kowalczyk, Mark Nalley, Nic Owen, Rudy Regalado, Carlos Saucedo and Shinichi Tomari.
Four Years: Ian Caldwell, Stephen Jusko, Conor Kovatch and Daniel Smith.
Five Years: Caleb Lamb and Russell Wharton.
Six Years: Andrew Rhebergen
Yamaha Awards - Andrew Kriska and Mark Nalley
The Yamaha Corporation presents two scholarships, one to a member of the Brass Section, and one to a member of the Percussion Section, who displays outstanding musical ability and is planning to pursue a career in Music Education.
The Zildjian Award - Randy Sifuentes
The Zildjian Award is presented to the member of the percussion section who displays significant leadership, as well as unparalleled musical talent.
Steve Brubaker Scholarship - Jack McGinn
Legendary Cavalier instructor and designer Steve Brubaker placed significant importance on continuing education. Since his passing in 1993, the Steve Brubaker Scholarship has been awarded to outstanding members of The Cavaliers who demonstrate a strong interest in academic pursuits outside of the drum corps activity.
Rookie of the Year - Austin Baker
The Rookie of the Year is voted by veteran members of the corps and is awarded to the individual who displays significant motivation, a positive work ethic and will be a tremendous Cavalier.
Cavalier of the Year - Andrew Rhebergen
This award is the highest honor a corps member can receive. Voted by every member of the corps, the Cavalier of the Year exemplifies, in every way, the true essence of being a Cavalier.
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.