The Cavaliers are pleased to invite our alumni and parents to Cavalier Hall in Rosemont, Ill., for our 2017 Kickoff Symposium!

The event, first held in 2016, will center around sharing more about the organization’s mission, priorities, operations, and opportunities for involvement. RSVP (see's free!) early and make your plans to attend.

"Last year's Kickoff Symposium was a great start, and now we're looking to build on this annual event to really foster involvement, community, and knowledge sharing amongst our parents and alumni," said Chris Lugo, Executive Director.

"Taking the time to sit down, introduce the organization and our folks, and answer questions from these important groups makes the event valuable for our team and those in attendance. Plus, we get to have a little fun with the presentations and getting to know each other!"


Each session will feature informational presentations, panel discussions, and a closer look at the organization and drum corps in action. 

The Cavaliers will host the 2017 Kickoff Symposium alumni and parent events on Saturday, April 29, starting with the Parent session (10am-1pm) followed by our Alumni session (1-4pm). Meeting information and exact schedule will follow shortly.

RSVP and hotel reservation deadline for the 2017 Kickoff Symposium weekend is Friday, April 21, 2017, so be sure to make your plans now!


Comfort Inn O'Hare Convention Center
2175 E. Touhy Ave., Des Plaines, IL, 60018
Rate: $79/night (ask for "Cavalier Rate")


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.