WHAT does it mean to be IN FOCUS?

Welcome to The Cavaliers weekly photojournalism blog, IN FOCUS. My name is Jonathan Bonaguro and I am the photojournalist covering The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps for their 2019 season. 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.

This week focuses on the experience of The Cavaliers as we adjust to and explore our pre-tour home, Adrian College. This beautiful campus will be our home before we depart for California, and serves as a fantastic venue as we begin to work together to build our show. A drum corps is a diverse collection of individuals working together to produce entertainment at the highest level, and this corps is no exception. As we settle into our new surroundings, we begin to form partnerships that will last a lifetime.


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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.