The Cavaliers and our family of programs are excited to host 40 local groups on Sunday, March 12, at Batavia High School in Batavia, Ill.

Chromium Winds, the Independent Winds ensemble presented by The Cavaliers, will be making their Chicagoland debut and representing the organization, while Cavaliers Indoor Percussion and Crystal Lake Thunder are competing at the WGI Indianapolis Regional held during the same time.

Chromium Winds at the recent WGI Dayton Regional

Chromium Winds at the recent WGI Dayton Regional

Affordable tickets are available at the door and are priced at $8.00 for adults, $6.00 for children age 10 and under, and free admission for children under age 5. All spectators should enter in the school’s main entrance in the front of the circle drive for the school. 

Batavia High School is located at 1201 Main St, Batavia, IL 60510


This contest will feature local color guard and percussion groups of the Midwest Color Guard Circuit. Starting at 9:00 AM, spectators and supporters can look forward an inspiring day with the following performance lineup:

9:05 AM – Shadow Cadets  
9:12 AM – Allegiance Cadets  
9:19 AM – Waukesha United
9:26 AM – Warren 2  
9:33 AM – Davenport Central  
9:40 AM – Argo Community
9:47 AM – Providence Catholic  
9:54 AM – Rolling Meadows Varsity
10:01 AM – Mundelein
10:08 AM – Grayslake North
10:29 AM – Grant Community  
10:36 AM – Hoffman Estates JV  
10:43 AM – Alliance - District 117  
10:50 AM – Lake Zurich
10:57 AM – Marengo  
11:04 AM – Tinley Park  
11:11 AM – Willowbrook  
11:18 AM – McHenry  
11:32 AM – Convergence  
11:39 AM – Cedar Creek
11:46 AM – Montage
12:00 PM – Herscher Perc. Ens. - Exhibition
12:15 PM – Kaneland Drumline - Exhibition
12:30 PM – Awards for Cadets, SRA, RA  
12:50 PM – Limestone
12:58 PM – Portage  
1:06 PM – Munster
1:14 PM – Palatine High
1:22 PM – TF South
1:30 PM – Naperville North
1:46 PM – Evanston
1:54 PM – Plainfield
2:02 PM – Hoffman Estates Varsity
2:10 PM – Warren
2:18 PM – Batavia
2:26 PM – Allegiance
2:34 PM – Shadow
2:42 PM – Perpetuum
2:50 PM – Allegiance
3:00 PM – Striker Drumline
3:10 PM – Shadow Drumline - Exhibition
3:20 PM – Chromium Winds - Exhibition
3:30 PM – Finale for SAA, SA, IA

Allegiance Color Guard

Allegiance Color Guard

Shadow Drumline

Shadow Drumline


Chromium Winds (CW) is the Independent Winds ensemble representing The Cavaliers based out of Rosemont, Ill. Participating in the Winter Guard International (WGI) Winds circuit, CW will offer young male and female performers a competitive performance outlet in the Chicagoland area that builds on the style, creativity, and excellence of The Cavaliers' award-winning programs and ensembles.


Cavaliers Indoor Percussion (CIP) is the Independent World Class marching percussion ensemble representing The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps. Participating in the Winter Guard International (WGI) circuit, CIP offers serious male percussionists age 14-22 a world-class performance outlet in the Chicagoland area, building on the style, creativity, and excellence of The Cavaliers' award-winning percussion program.


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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, and Chromium Winds. 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.