(ROSEMONT, Ill.) – The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps is pleased to announce our 2019 Visual Educational Team, under the direction of Brian Kraft and Brian Soules.

"I'm excited to work alongside Brian Kraft and Brian Soules, as the Visual Caption Managers, and their talented team" said Michael Vaughn, Corps Director of The Cavaliers.

Kraft and Soules are joined by Patrick Forrester, who will serve as the Visual Caption Supervisor

"This team brings a wealth of experience from The Cavaliers and other great programs around the country," Vaughn said. "With this talented group of educators, our performers will stretch the limits of technical achievement and dynamic performance in an exciting, new way this summer."

Brian Kraft looks forward to another outstanding season with this year’s visual team.

"I am excited to continue building upon the successes of my recent predecessors, mentors, and friends, as well as to continue building the excellence that has been established over the course of The Cavaliers' distinguished history,” Kraft said.

The Visual Team will include the talent of Daphne BernardForrest Budway, Ian Caldwell, Justin Cohen, Brandon FinkGino Hernandez, Michael Huebner, Joe Keays, Brad Klemmensen, Matt McGarvey, Ben Schneider, Joe Wesche and Jon Zollo.

“I'm looking forward to seeing our students and staff continue to grow and share another memorable show with the community this summer,” Kraft 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.