How do The Cavaliers continue to progress on the road?

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.

Each tour presents its own unique challenges. With The Cavaliers making the trek out to California this year, there has been a lot of long bus rides and loading and unloading of props, horns and equipment. No matter where we are or what tour leg we are on, one thing remains consistent: we have to be able to pack up our entire corps and transfer it from location to location. Although the rehearsal venues may differ, we wake up, unload, rehearse, pack up and continue down the road.

Guest Photo  Captured by  Jackson Weimer

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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.

Instagram: @thewanderingbonaguro

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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.