Looking back, 2018 was an IMPORTANT year for The Cavaliers. There is so much we have to be THANKFUL for as an organization. Chromium Winds, The Independent Open Class WGI Winds ensemble, went on to capture its second Championship. Crystal Lake Thunder, The Independent A Class percussion ensemble, made a strong showing during their second WGI World Championships. The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps celebrated our 70th anniversary season and continued to lead the activity with a focus on leadership and workplace safety. Recently, our 2018 Bass Drum Line, lead by Battery Co-Caption Manager Russell Wharton, delivered a phenomenal performance at PASIC.
We honored Adolph DeGrauwe and Bruno Zuccala by establishing The Adolph DeGrauwe Legacy Award and The Bruno Zuccala Color Guard Scholarship. We added our percussion designer, Michael McIntosh, to our roster of Honorary Cavaliers. Our Longtime volunteer, alumnus, and board member, Scott Rhebergen, was honored by Drum Corps International as one of the 2018 Class of Volunteers of the Year.
Now we have our focus set on our 75th Anniversary in 2023. In 2019, that means we're excited to continue building on our incredible staff with the addition of a new visual team to work with our incredible design, brass, color guard, and percussion teams. We look forward to starting our season in CALIFORNIA for the first time in over two decades; and launching enhanced educational experiences that expose our students to some of the finest musicians in the world.
THIS NEW YEAR STARTS WITH A NEW LOOK FOR THE CAVALIERS... THE CAVALIERS ARE WRAPPING OUR VEHICLES FOR THE 2019 SEASON!
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