(ROSEMONT, Ill.) - The Cavalier Alumni Association is proud to announce the Don Warren Community Service Scholarship Fund.


Warren, then an assistant scoutmaster, began The Cavaliers as a community service project to help the boys of Logan Square. To honor the roots of this organization and his legacy into the future, The Don Warren Community Service Scholarship will award one or more marching members of Drum Corps International (DCI) who have exhibited remarkable community service beyond their drum corps involvement. 

“It's impossible to measure how many lives Don Warren impacted throughout the drum corps community,” said Ryan Ling, Board President of the Cavalier Alumni Association. “By awarding this scholarship to members of DCI that share his passion for community service, Don's legacy will continue to grow far beyond the activity that unites us.“

The Cavalier Alumni Association will pick the recipients and award The Don Warren Community Service Scholarship on Semifinals night each year at DCI World Championships. 

We ask that you consider a tax-deductible contribution to the Don Warren Community Service Scholarship Fund to honor his legacy of excellence in our community.


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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.