(ROSEMONT, Ill.) - The Cavaliers is proud to bring their GearWORKS clinic to the beautiful city of Adrian, Mich. this summer.


This is your opportunity to perform with The Cavaliers and learn from our world-class educational staff as we tour the country.

This educational camp centers around helping motivated color guard, percussion and wind students hone their technique, performance and leadership skills. From beginning to advanced, students of all experience levels are invited to learn alongside members and staff of The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps, the seven-time DCI World Champions.

Over the course of this two-day learning event, students will dive into the GearWORKS Methods detailing the technique approach used by The Cavaliers, Cavaliers Indoor Percussion and Chromium Winds. The Summer Academy will conclude with an exclusive side-by-side performance with the 2019 Cavaliers!

A group discount is available at check-out with code: GWAdrian


The Works

Here's all the information you need to enjoy our one-of-a-kind drum corps experience!

Adrian College
110 S Madison St
Adrian, Michigan 49221

  • Students need to be dropped off and picked up each day!

Walk-In Registration: If you are unable to register online, you can register at the door beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Arrington Ice Arena.

Cost: The GearWORKS Adrian experience is $50 (Checks can be made out to The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps, memo: GearWORKS)

Student Tickets to Adrian Showcase will be provided to each student at the end of the camp.


Day One: July 10, 2019

  • 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Day Two: July 11, 2019

  • 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    • Show & Tell at 4:30 p.m. at the Thomas Pavilion. All are welcome to attend!

What to bring

  • Guard: Gloves, flag and rifle

  • Instruments (marching instruments are not available through The Cavaliers)

    • Percussion - Battery ONLY: Snare, Tenor and Bass Drums

    • Woodwinds - Flute, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax

    • Brass - Trumpet, Mellophone, Trombone, Baritone, Contra or Sousaphone

  • Mouthpiece (brass and woodwinds only)

  • Reeds and ligature (woodwinds only)

  • Water Bottle

  • Sunscreen

  • Pencils

  • Notebook

  • Comfortable clothing and shoes

  • Hats and sunglasses

  • Positive attitude and willingness to learn!


About GearWORKS


GearWORKS is a series of educational programs, tools, and events presented by The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps. Our educational events, including the Summer Academy, Chop Sessions and Audition Experience offerings, are geared toward motivated students who are looking to grow as performers through direct learning opportunities with The Cavaliers' world-class staff and educators.

About The Cavaliers

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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.