(ROSEMONT, Ill.) - After a remarkable start to the 2019 season on the West Coast, The Cavaliers returned to their Midwestern stomping grounds for their home show in Lisle, Ill. The Cavalcade of Brass performance is always a special one for the corps and a wonderful homecoming for current members and alumni.

Following their performance, The Cavaliers honored the 50 age outs on the field and thanked them for their hard work and commitment to the corps. The Santa Clara Vanguard horn line joined the corps once again in a performance of “Send in the Clowns,” this time on our side of the tracks. Cavaliers alumni joined both horn lines for “Rainbow” and sang the corps song side-by-side with this year’s members. 

Continuing their trip around the Midwest, the corps competed at the Whitewater Classic in Whitewater, Wisc., home of the first ever DCI World Championship. This marked the first time the corps went head-to-head against Bluecoats, Blue Stars, and The Cadets in the 2019 season. 


After a busy week of travel and performances, the Rosemont corps had a well-deserved free day in the Windy City. Members ventured the city, from visiting iconic monuments like the Cloud Gate in Millennial Park to catching the Cubs vs. White Sox game.

The Cavaliers returned to their pre-tour home in Adrian College to rework and refine the show before their performance at the Adrian Showcase, which also featured Legends Drum and Bugle Corps. After a night of outstanding performances, the students of our GearWORKS Adrian clinic joined The Cavaliers in a special encore performance of “Africa.”

The corps continued on from there with outstanding performances at Music on the March in Dubuque, Iowa and Tour of Champions - Northern Illinois in DeKalb, Ill.

Prior to their performance at DCI St. Louis in Belleville, Ill., The Cavaliers returned to perform at the Rosemont Picnic. Decked out in their traditional green uniforms, the corps paraded through the streets of Rosemont and performed a standstill run of their encore tunes and corps song. The Cavaliers cannot thank Mayor Bradley Stephens and the residents of Rosemont for their continuous support.

The Cavaliers march on to Texas tour from here, where they will come head-to-head with all of the world class corps at the DCI Southwestern Championship in San Antonio for the first time. Follow us on our social media platforms to stay up-to-date with all The Cavaliers have in store in the coming weeks. For exclusive content and live streams during our time in Texas, become a patron of The Cavaliers on Patreon!

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.