How does a day come together?
Welcome to third installment of The Cavaliers weekly photojournalism blog, IN FOCUS. Each week, I will be publishing a collection of photos in order to highlight the different experiences of a drum corps summer tour. I look forward to sharing the stories and experiences of the members, staff and volunteers of The Cavaliers as we travel from coast to coast rehearsing, performing and carrying on the storied legacy of The Green Machine.
As we saw last week, it takes a lot of careful instruction and direction to create a drum corps show. However, a drum corps show does not come together just through careful work of the staff. Coming together to perform a show involves many moving parts and hours of rehearsal. Although the rehearsal is the most visible part of the drum corps process, many more pieces come together to build The Cavaliers. A day in the life of a drum corps involves instructional staff, administrative staff, performing members and volunteers all working together from early in the morning until late at night. Without all of these moving pieces working in unison, we would not be the successful Drum Corps we are today. In this edition of IN FOCUS, we will follow The Cavaliers through the day of rehearsal that made up the community night performance before we left Adrian, our wonderful spring training home.
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Photos captured by: Jonathan Bonaguro
Jonathan is a freelance photographer based out of Champaign, Illinois. While studying at the University of Illinois, he has covered Illinois Athletics for The Champaign Room, an SB Nation blog covering all things Illinois. In the fall, Jonathan will start in a few new roles as the Senior Sports Photographer for The Daily Illini as well as the Media Coordinator for the University of Illinois Marching Illini.
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About The Cavaliers
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.