about the caa
The Cavalier Alumni Association (CAA) is a group of individuals that marched in the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps. What began as Don Warren’s mission of improving the lives of young men continues on as The Cavalier Alumni Association by fostering brotherhood, lifelong learning, and a sense of community.
By applying the skills and discipline learned while marching, it is our goal that every Cavalier continues to represent themselves, and the corps, with dignity and honor in their personal and professional lives. By connecting with alumni of every generation at social events, career building, and supporting our current marching members before they are welcomed as alumni, we are all Cavaliers for life.
The CAA has created the Backyard Brawl fundraising challenge, the GEARS program of alumni-only financial support for the corps, the annual Family Day BBQ on Memorial Day weekend, and the Cavalier Endowment Fund, a long-term financial instrument for The Cavaliers that has already raised over $550,000 in collected and pledged endowed support for the corps.
CAA has a standalone Board of Directors, and publishes its own online newsletter for alums-only (splooiEmail), with information for the alums that might not be available to the general public.