(ROSEMONT, ILLINOIS) – The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps is pleased to announce our 2019 Brass Educational Team, under the direction of Kevin LeBoeuf, Drew Dickey, and Claire Pittman.

“Last year, we welcomed Kevin and many new brass educators to The Cavaliers with open arms, and we couldn’t have been prouder of what they were able to accomplish,” said Chris Lugo, Executive Director of The Cavaliers.

Kevin LeBoeuf returns for his second year as Brass Caption Manager in 2019, along with Caption Coordinator Drew Dickey and Caption Administrator Claire Pittman.

“We are honored to have Kevin, Drew, and Claire leading an exceptional team of brass musicians and educators,” added Lugo.

“I am incredibly excited to have Drew and Claire slip into their roles as brass coordinator and administrator,” said Kevin LeBoeuf, Brass Caption Manager for The Cavaliers. “Drew’s university background and Claire’s incredible administrative skills help the brass staff collaborate with other sections of the drum corps, and be the most organized, effective version of ourselves.”

DCI Hall of Fame member Freddy Martin returns as Pedagogy Coordinator, with Travis Cross, Sean Conley, Alan Armstrong, and Uichi Kajiyama serving as Ensemble Consultants.

The talented brass educational team includes Alec Blazek, Joey Chen, Jeremy Figlewicz, Jonathan Gill, Matt Hernandez, Patrick Hinton, Clark Hunt, Matt Owen, Tim Sexton, Jeremy Stevens, and new additions Matthew Ezeh and Kazuto Ito.

“We are so excited for year two with this brass team and are already seeing the benefits of last year’s efforts through the nonstop work of the returning members,” added LeBoeuf.


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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.