blank (n.)  \ ˈblaŋk \– 

a. a piece of material prepared to be made into something (such as a key) by a further operation

b. an empty or featureless place or space

A new season of drum corps is officially among us. Two weeks into pre-tour, The Cavaliers have started filling in their blank canvas with drill, music, and choreography. New and returning members are learning the ways and techniques of The Cavaliers in order to bring a high-class, top-end production to Ford Field on June 21.


Founded in 1948 from Boy Scout Troop 111, 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.

The Cavaliers provide a variety of educational and performance programs for young people, including GearWORKS, Cavaliers Indoor Percussion, Chromium Winds, Crystal Lake Thunder, and Midwest Connection. The organization delivers life-changing experiences that go beyond music and performing arts to build personal accountability, 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.