ADRIAN, Mich.-- The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps, the seven-time Drum Corps International (DCI) World Champion, is excited to spend this year's pre-tour training at Adrian College
While the Color Guard is in Chicago for their week at Visceral Dance Studio and the Drum Line is at Michigan State for their early move-in, the rest of the operation has turned its sights on Adrian College in Adrian, Mich. - the official home of The Cavaliers' 2018 pre-tour.
Our pre-tour season consists of 35 days of physical training, leadership development and rehearsals for all sections of the drum corps. This effort is the first step in preparing the organizations' 2018 program, ON MADNESS AND CREATIVITY. This pre-tour training is an important time for The Cavaliers as we prepare to compete in the DCI World Championships in Indianapolis, Ind.
We are excited to welcome back our 2018 membership to the 70th Anniversary Summer, kicking off the experience with our Leadership + Safety Workshop on Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20. The workshop will highlight the importance of student and workplace safety, creating a positive environment and leadership.
Denise Hein, Director of Conferences, spoke on behalf of Adrian College's Office of Conferences on hosting the corps. "We are thrilled to host The Cavaliers on campus this summer through June 20th. During this time, the community will have unprecedented times to enjoy this world class organization. There are many volunteer opportunities available as well. Please share in our excitement by supporting this renown group of young people."
"We are excited to spend five weeks here at beautiful Adrian College. The staff has been incredible and along with Adrian's exceptional facilities it was an easy decision to bring The Cavaliers here to prepare for our 70th Anniversary tour," said Joe Roach, Director of Programs.
"We started looking for facilities here in Michigan once we learned DCI Tour Premiere for the 2018 DCI Summer Tour would be at Ford Field in Detroit on June 21," Roach added. "Partnering with a great institution like Adrian College helps The Cavaliers connect to our fans and find new ones along the way.
"Denise Hein, Rebecca Ghena, and the entire team at Adrian College have made us feel like part of the Adrian family every step of the way."
WEEKLY COMMUNITY NIGHT & DRESS REHEARSAL
The Cavaliers will be performing a full run of our 2018 program, ON MADNESS AND CREATIVITY, at our dress rehearsal performance on Saturday, June 16, at 8 p.m. at Docking Stadium on Adrian College's campus. The evening will feature exclusive content from our designers, as well as, a first look at our new 2018 merchandise. A special online coupon will be given to purchasers at this event that includes discounts to online exclusive items and Cavalier fan favorites. In addition, we will host a weekly Community Night on Wednesdays from 7:30-9 p.m. This is your opportunity to catch The Cavaliers in action as they put together the competitive program. Community Night is an open rehearsal and free to the public.
COMMUNITY NIGHT REHEARSALS
Wednesdays 7:30-9pm EST at Docking Stadium
FULL DRESS REHEARSAL PERFORMANCE
Saturday, June 16th 8:00pm at Docking Stadium
From the North/Northwest (Jackson, Lansing, Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids)
Take US 223 to the outskirts of Adrian. From the left lane, turn onto Business 223 (Maumee Street). Turn right on either Charles or Madison Street.
From the North/Northeast (Ann Arbor, Detroit, Flint)
Take M-52 south into town, wind around the courthouse, turn right on Maumee Street. After about a mile, turn left on Madison Avenue, which will take you directly to the College. Coming from the Detroit area? Looking to avoid major highways when traveling South on US 23? Click here for google directions using backroads when traveling on S US-23 from I-94.
From the West (Hudson, Hillsdale, Coldwater)
Take M-34 (Beecher Road) east to Adrian. Just after the US-223 overpass, turn left at Madison Street (stop light).
From the South
M-52 becomes Main Street. Take Main Street north past the malls. Turn left on Beecher (Walgreen’s and Wendy’s at the intersection). The second stop light is Madison Street. Turn right.
From the Southeast (Toledo)
Take US-223 to Main Street (Adrian Mall on your right). Turn right on Main Street. Then follow directions on your left.
The Cavaliers are looking for volunteers for their 2018 season. We have a proud and longstanding tradition of volunteer support from our friends, fans, family and alumni. Without this generous support, The Cavaliers would not be able to focus on providing the life-changing experiences and quality education that have been the fabric of this corps for 70 years.
ABOUT THE CAVALIERS
Founded in 1948 from Boy Scout Troop 111, The Cavaliers are one of the most successful drum and bugle corps in history, winning 20 national championships, including seven Drum Corps International world championships since 1992.
The Cavaliers provide a variety of educational and performance programs for young people, including GearWORKS, Cavaliers Indoor Percussion, Chromium Winds, Crystal Lake Thunder, and Midwest Connection. The organization delivers life-changing experiences that go beyond music and performing arts to build personal accountability, excellence, teamwork, and camaraderie.
The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization sponsored by The Village of Rosemont, Illinois.
(Courtesy of The Cavaliers and Adrian College Marketing Communications Office)