(ROSEMONT, Ill.) – The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps is pleased to announce our 2019 Administration Team!

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“I am very excited by this year's management team and its potential for success as well as our potential to have a good time along the way,”said Michael Vaughn, Corps Director of The Cavaliers.

Vaughn is joined by returning admin member Tour Manager Thien Pham, who primarily handles the essential details and information for travel and accommodations for the corps, staff and volunteers.

"Thien and I have toured together for three summers and have developed a great working relationship,” Vaughn said. “His attention to the details of logistics, travel, schedules and housing go a long way towards making our tour run smoothly, as well as allowing me to devote more of my time to the members themselves and their overall experience.”

Operations Manager Bruce Peters will also work closely with Vaughn and Pham as the corps travels across the country.

“Bruce is new to the team this year, though not new to The Cavaliers, and has already proved to be invaluable in overseeing our fleet and equipment, as well as coordinating volunteers and other personnel,” Vaughn said. 

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The Admin Team will include the talented minds and craftsmanship of Bruce Peters, Anju Kinoshita, Chase Bergstad, Alan Gibson, Diane King, Jesselyn Orpilla, Jen Parent and Thien Pham.

Vaughn looks forward to a great season with this admin team, as well as for The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps.

“I am very excited by this year's management team and its potential for success, as well as our potential to have a good time along the way,” Vaughn said. “I'm even more excited by the 2019 version of The Cavaliers. These young men are exceptionally talented, dedicated, and enthusiastic. Moreover, they are fine representatives of our brand, and a testament to the ideals of brotherhood that we strive to teach and instill in each new generation of Cavaliers.”


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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.