(ROSEMONT, ILLINOIS) - The Cavaliers are excited to announce a NEW series of Master Classes for the 2019 Audition Experience, featuring artists and educators currently representing the New York Philharmonic, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, The Juilliard School, Northwestern University, Manhattan School of Music, and Oberlin College and Conservatory.

This world-class group of musicians, including Chris Martin, Gail Williams, Colin Williams, and Dennis Nulty, will work with members of The Cavaliers brass section to provide a one-of-a-kind educational experience centered around a series of master classes, one-on-one sessions, and an exclusive collaborative performance.


“It has always been a sincere hope of mine to bring together the two worlds to which I’ve devoted my entire life,” said Michael Martin, Brass Arranger.

“We are humbled to be able to offer our auditioning membership exposure to some of the world’s greatest orchestral brass players and pedagogues and to create a new and unique tradition here at The Cavaliers. ”

Featured Artists and Educators Include:


PRINCIPAL TRUMPET, New York Philharmonic; FACULTY, The Juilliard School



PROFESSOR OF HORN, Northwestern University; FORMER ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL HORN, Chicago Symphony Orchestra



ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL TROMBONE, New York Philharmonic; FACULTY, Manhattan School of Music


Dennis Nulty

PRINCIPAL TUBA, Detroit Symphony Orchestra; FACULTY, Oberlin College and Conservatory

"This is a unique opportunity to expose our student members to exceptional world-class musicians and performers as we kick off the 2019 season," said Chris Lugo, Executive Director of The Cavaliers.

"Our job is to educate and inspire our students, and this is another example of the wonderful educators here at The Cavaliers going above and beyond to deliver on that pledge."


“We are incredibly excited to have these outstanding artists and educators visiting with us in January,” said Kevin LeBoeuf, Brass Caption Manager.

“As a brass team, we are committed to creating educational experiences for our members that not only translate to a high level of performance during the competitive season but also give them a wealth of pedagogical knowledge to carry with them to their programs back home. This is just the next of many opportunities that we hope to create for our students, and it is wonderful to have top tier players who are invested in furthering brass education for the next generation of teachers and performers.”

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity. Sign up for our 2019 Audition Experience TODAY!

Can’t make it out to a live event…NO PROBLEM! Sign up for a video audition.

About The Cavaliers

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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.