(ROSEMONT, Ill.) – The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps is pleased to announce our 2019 Electronics Team, under the direction of Tom McGillen.


“Tom McGillen has set the standard for sound reinforcement and electronic applications in the marching arts activity since 2010, and we're honored to have him serve as the Electronics Caption Manager in 2019," said Michael Vaughn, Corps Director.

McGillen has developed a talented and experienced team to collaborate closely with music coordinator Michael McIntosh and arrangers Alan Miller and Michael Martin.

“Simply put, you hire the best people and let them do their jobs," McIntosh said. "Tom empowers us to explore what's possible with electronics and present it anywhere on the field. With the smart and capable team he's put together, 2019 is going to be truly special!”


The Electronics Team is composed of the talented minds of Michael Abel, Megan Budway, Geoffrey Martin, Reuben Rodriguez and Steven Strom.

"We are challenging the entire organization to display the active pursuit of excellence, and I'm confident this skilled Electronics Team will take that charge to the next level,” Vaughn said.


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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.