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(Rosemont, Ill.)The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps is proud to present the looks for our 2019 program, The Wrong Side of the Tracks.

The Cavaliers would like to extend a special thank you to Michael Cesario and the entire team at Fred J. Miller Inc. (FJM) for their unparalleled quality, exceptional service and attention to detail with our 2019 show looks.  

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“FJM is a key strategic partner that has helped define and elevate The Cavaliers' iconic look since the early 1980s,” said Lamar Long, Director of Media & Marketing. “We're truly honored to work with Cesario and the entire team at FJM, and are excited to continue this relationship boldly into the future.”

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The 1840-1860s inspired look includes a mixture of plaids and stripes with a touch of green among the other colors on each uniform. From ascots and shoulder harnesses to high-waisted trousers and multi-colored vests, the corps will bring a rugged and distinct look to the field in 2019.

“Each part of their vest is slightly different from one person to the other so there are literally 150 different variations of that vest,” Cesario said.

Cesario worked hand-in-hand with Artistic Director, Daniel Wiles to develop this rough and tumble look for the corps.

“The uniform is centered on the mixed usage of different textures that have a certain edge and beat-up quality to them,” said Cesario about the uniform inspiration.

Please visit FJMinc.com for more information about FJM's full range of uniforms, costumes and services. 

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“We had an amazing time putting this creative photography together in partnership with the very talented Bradley Leeb,” said Long. “We partnered with the City of Blissfield, Mich. to gain access to a non-active railroad and train cars to create these incredible photos.”

A special thank you to Bradley Leeb Photography for showcasing The Cavaliers 2019 look in a unique way. 

Visit BradleyLeebPhotography.com to learn more about professional photography services that exceed all expectations.

Photos by Bradley Leeb (@BradleyLeeb)


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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.