(ROSEMONT, ILLINOIS) – Cavaliers Indoor Percussion (CIP), the Independent World Percussion ensemble presented by The Cavaliers, is proud to present its 2018 production, “TURNING POINT.”

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"Marimba Spiritual" by Minoru Miki
"Dimantling Utopia" by Pat Metheny
"Suite de Danzas Criollas" by Alberto Ginastera
"Constant Motion" by Dream Theater

“Turning Point is a fast paced, roller coaster of a ride that will keep you on the edge of your seat and searching for air until the last note!” said Joe Roach, Director of Programs. 

An athlete stands at the top of the mountain, staring down the gauntlet of speed, danger and excitement.  Seeing every twist and turn before it happens.  Time slows down for the adrenaline junky as the crowd holds their breathe in excitement and disbelief.  So will be the journey for Cavaliers Indoor Percussion as they run, twist, turn and roll from one thrilling moment to the next.  

With almost no room to exhale, the audience joins us for a fast paced, whirlwind show of non-stop excitement.  Sit back, strap in and enjoy the ride.


“Turning Point takes you on an adrenaline journey through the continuous musical and physical expression of excitement and adventure! It is by far our most aggressive program musically and physically.”  Paul Wiercioch, Manager & Visual Caption Head.

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The ensemble’s creative team and educational leadership includes Director Joe Roach, Manager & Visual Coordinator Paul Wiercioch, Musical Arrangements by Alan Miller, Sound Design by Geoff Schoeffel, Visual Design by Jason Palmer, Costume Design by Byron Valentine at Fred J. Miller Inc., Set Design by Doug Gardner at Field and Floor FX, and additional design support by Paul Wiercioch, Karen Mae Wesolek, Lloyd Puckett and Lamar Branson-Long.

CIP educational team also includes Jesse BackesEric BoetcherMatt Black, Mike Pindara, Andrew Morris, Matt James, Mike Mosgo, Robyn Hagle, Andrew Shankland, Andrew Rhebergen, Marlieta Matthews, Derek Dalton, Tyler Brooks, Lloyd Puckitt and Beno Morris.

Cavaliers Indoor Percussion is proud to have the support of The Cavaliers’ strategic partners and suppliers, including Fred J Miller, Inc., Yamaha, Field and Floor FX, Innovative Percussion, Pageantry Innovations, Remo, Zildjian, Planet Waves, ON2, and DSI.


 2018 EVENTS

March 10-11th
Indianapolis Regional – Franklin Central High School

March 24-25th
Mid East Power Regional - BB&T Arena at Northern Kentucky University

April 15
WGI Send Off Performance – West Leyden High School Northlake, IL

April 19-21st
WGI Percussion Championships – Dayton, OH


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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, 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.