The Cavaliers have long been nicknamed the Green Machine for the precision and attention to detail demonstrated both on and off the field of competition.

From this reputation, the GEAR quickly developed as a visual representation of each individual's undeniable role in driving the larger Machine forward.  

As we build on the organization's momentum, we launch GEARS IN MOTION to celebrate 70 years and to set the stage for the years ahead.


  • The Active Pursuit of Excellence | A keen focus on driving improvements and inspiring leadership in ALL we do;
  • Shining the Spotlight | Celebrating and recognizing the incredible people who live and breathe The Cavaliers’ mission;
  • Connecting with Our History | Honoring founder Don Warren by building that connection to our history, our alumni, and our community.

Since 1982, the Village of Rosemont, Illinois has fueled The Cavaliers with a level of support unmatched across the entire marching arts community. 

In recognition of the organization’s history, progress, and growing needs, Mayor Bradley Stephens and the Village's Board of Trustees recently re-energized their commitment to The Cavaliers with a new and improved four-year agreement. 

To match this renewed commitment from Rosemont, The Cavaliers plan to grow our student base, enhance our community involvement, and further develop our donor and volunteer support efforts.

With the New Year upon us, The Cavaliers will be reporting back to Rosemont on our ability to engage our supporters like we never have before.

That’s why members of our Board of Directors, alumni, volunteers, and parents built a $20,000 matching challenge to celebrate the Green Machine and ring in our 70th Anniversary Year. 

Now through December 31, make a tax-deductible contribution at https://give.cavaliers.org have your gift matched dollar for dollar up to $20,000! 

Giving is simple and takes just a few minutes of your time.

We ask that you please consider a tax-deductible gift (one-time or monthly) that’s right for your budget before 2017 ends.

And keep in mind that many company have a matching gift program that will increase your dollar’s impact with The Cavaliers even further!

For our donors, The Cavaliers are renewing our commitment to YOU with involvement and Inside Access like never before.


  • Connection with our staff, students, and volunteers to see YOUR support at work;
  • Exclusive, live video content and information throughout the year, starting January 2018;
  • Invitation to LIVE Inside Access events;
  • Discounts on your favorite Cavalier Gear!

Help us put the GEARS IN MOTION this holiday season as we set our sights on 2018, our 70th Anniversary Year, by making a tax-deductible gift at https://give.cavaliers.org before 2017 comes to a close

Your contribution’s impact will be matching dollar for dollar up to $20,000!