The Cavaliers are pleased to invite our alumni and parents to Hampshire High School in Hampshire, Ill., on Saturday, April 28, 2018 for our third-annual Kickoff Symposium!

This informative event, first held in 2016, will center around the organization’s mission, policies, operations, and opportunities for involvement. The Cavaliers' leadership will also use the Kickoff Symposium as an opportunity to continue our open discussion surrounding Student and Workplace Safety.

Please read our recent article, Cavaliers Continue Focus on Student, Workplace Safety and make your plans to join us on April 28.

"The annual Kickoff Symposium is our chance to foster involvement, community, and knowledge sharing amongst our parents and alumni," said Chris Lugo, Executive Director.

"When we take the time to sit down, introduce the organization and our folks, and answer direct questions, we help build a closer and more meaningful relationship with our larger Cavalier Family." 

Each session will feature informational presentations, panel discussions, and a closer look at the organization and drum corps in action. The event will start with the Parent session (10am-1pm) followed immediately by our Alumni session (1-4pm), which will be co-hosted by the Cavalier Alumni Association (CAA). 

For those unable to attend in person, The Cavaliers and the CAA are planning to stream each session on the 2018 Cavalier Parents and Cavalier Alumni Facebook groups, respectively.

Cavaliers Annual Kickoff Symposium

Date: Saturday, April 28
Location: Hampshire High School (1600 Big Timber Rd, Hampshire, IL 60140)
Time: Parent session (10am-1pm) and Alumni session (1-4pm)
Price: FREE


Schedule of Events

PARENT SESSION: 10am-1pm at Hampshire High School (directions above). CAN'T MAKE THE EVENT? We will answer questions and stream live on "Parents of The Cavaliers" Facebook group. 

ALUMNI SESSION: 1pm-4pm at Hampshire High School (directions above). CAN'T MAKE THE EVENT?We will answer questions and stream live on "Cavaliers Alumni Association" Facebook group. 



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.