(ROSEMONT, Ill.) - The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps is honored and proud to attend the 2019 Midwest Clinic in Chicago as featured performers in an educational clinic.


“The Midwest Clinic showcases the best of the best from around the country, and we are so excited to play a small role in the production,” said Kevin LeBoeuf, Brass Caption Manager at The Cavaliers and Brass Caption Head at Aimachi. “Education in drum corps has come a long way since its inception, and current marching members are receiving college level or higher levels of instruction all summer long. We are not only proud of our brass staff, but all of the music staff around the country, that truly set up young brass musicians for success in their university or professional playing.”

The Cavaliers will be a part of the educational clinic entitled “Go Play Outside! A Contextual Discussion on the Benefits, Drawbacks, and Stigmas Associated with Outdoor Brass Playing.”


“This clinic will bring together the worlds of orchestral brass playing and the marching arts, and I couldn’t be more excited for the attendees of The Midwest Clinic to experience this workshop,” said Michael Martin, Utility Trumpet for the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops and Visiting Professor of Trumpet at the University of Texas at Austin. “Make sure you get to this clinic early — you won’t want to miss it!” 

Drew Dickey, Brass Caption Coordinator for The Cavaliers and Director of Athletic Bands at the South Carolina School of the Arts at Anderson University, said that they put this workshop together knowing it would be important for music educators interested in gaining a better understanding of the fundamentals of brass teaching and playing.

“We are both excited and humbled to represent the drum corps activity at the Midwest Clinic, teaming with some of the best orchestral brass players in the country to provide an incredible experience for both the conference attendees and the members of The Cavaliers,” Dickey said.

The workshop will be headed by an all-star cast of clinicians and other guest artists to be announced at a later date. LeBoeuf, Martin and Dickey will lead the clinic with Chris Martin, Principal Trumpet at the New York Philharmonic and Freddy Martin, Brass Pedagogy Coordinator of The Cavaliers and member of the Drum Corps International Hall of Fame.


A select number of returning members from the 2019 Cavaliers Brass Line will perform at the clinic and Cavalier hopefuls have the opportunity to attend as well, with the clinic and December Auditions falling on the same weekend. Horn Sergeant Ryan Malburg looks forward to the opportunity to intersect the classical and marching music worlds.

“I’ve always been impressed with the high level of brass pedagogy taught at The Cavaliers and in the drum corps activity, and I am incredibly excited for the attendees of the Midwest Clinic to see that type of instruction,” Malburg said. “I believe it will be incredibly eye opening for a lot of teachers to see how much that teaching overlaps with private studios, professional orchestras, and the classroom setting.”

Fellow Cavalier and Junior Officer Shane Barnes is excited to showcase the skill set of The Cavaliers.

“This is an incredible opportunity as a non-music major to attend an international conference and demonstrate everything that we do here at The Cavaliers,” Barnes said.

Registration for the Midwest Clinic opens up in mid-July. More information can be found at

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The Cavaliers were founded in 1948 from Boy Scout Troop 111 by the late Don Warren. One of the most successful drum and bugle corps in history, The Cavaliers have won 20 national championships, including seven Drum Corps International world championships, since 1992.

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

A 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps is sponsored by The Village of Rosemont, Ill.