Drum Corps International is kicking off the exciting 2019 DCI Giving Challenge TODAY! It will take place from Saturday, July 27, the day of DCI Southeastern Championship to Friday, August 2, the first day of the DCI Eastern Classic. The winner will be announced Saturday, August 3.

The DCI Giving Challenge sheds light on the individual fundraising efforts of all participating DCI ensembles in World Class, Open Class and SoundSport in one effort. The Cavaliers are proud to be participating in this effort yet again.

A “winner” from each division will be announced on the FloMarching live stream during the second night of the DCI Eastern Classic broadcast from Allentown's historic J. Birney Crum Stadium. However, everyone “wins" by creating a focused campaign designed to amplify our individual efforts.


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The Cavaliers have set a goal of $70,000 for the 2019 Drum Corps Challenge

All donations will go toward:

  • Food (70,000 individual servings per year!)

  • Fuel and vehicle rental costs (10,000 miles our dozen vehicles will drive this summer)

  • Instructional fees for our world class teachers and designers

  • Medical support for the members from a team of dedicated doctors and nurses

  • Our uniforms, instruments, and equipment, and much, much MORE!

Please go to give.cavaliers.org and consider a donation of:

$25 / $70 / $100 / $250 / $500 / $1000 / $2,500

This is The Cavaliers’ last major fundraising effort of the year, so EVERY donation and EVERY dollar is very, very important. You are all amazing friends and supporters of The Cavaliers, help us finish 2019 strong as we prepare for 2020!



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Campaign Starts: Saturday, July 27, 9AM EDT

Saturday, July 27-Monday July 29: BOARD MATCH CHALLENGE- If we collect $15,000 by 11 a.m. EDT, our board of directors will match these donations dollar for dollar! Reporting Date 1: Monday, July 29, 12 Noon EDT

Monday July 29-Wednesday July 31: Anyone donating $48 or more will receive a commemorative Don Warren Patch. Reporting Date 2: Wednesday, July 31, 12 Noon EDT

Thursday August 1: VS. CHALLENGE- We go head-to-head with the Bluecoats and Phantom Regiment to see who will pull in the most donors during this day! More than bragging rights are at stake for this challenge…more to come! Reporting Date 3: Friday, August 2, Midnight EDT (Campaign Ends)

Results Announced: Saturday, August 3



Donors who contribute $48.00 or more during the Drum Corp Giving Challenge Timeframe will receive a complementary commemorative Don Warren Patch celebrating his life and the establishment of The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps.

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Parents, Alumni, and Donors: get ready for exclusive live performances and behind-the-scenes content of the corps in action to be unlocked during the Drum Corps Giving Challenge if donation levels are met.

Alumni who give $100 or more during the Drum Corps Giving Challenge will receive a special Alumni Gift which includes exclusive merchandise.


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.