(Originally posted September 15, 2016 by Chris Lugo)

GearWORKS Chop Sessions are back for Chicagoland brass, woodwind, and percussion students this fall.

All male and female percussionbrass, and woodwind students ages 13 to 22 are invited to attend the GearWORKS Chop Sessions held September 18 and October 9.

These intensive workshop events are geared towards students looking to continue developing their individual skills throughout the Fall in preparation for drum corps, winter percussion, indoor winds, and other performing ensembles.

Registeration for these Fall events have already ended.

About GearWORKS

GearWORKS is a series of educational programs, tools and events presented by The Cavaliers.


About Chromium Winds

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.


About Cavaliers Indoor Percussion

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.


About The Cavaliers

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.