1948 Boy Scout Troop #111 founded as a drum and bugle corps by Don Warren.
1949 Adopted the name “The Cavaliers”.
1950 Entered the field for first competition.
1951 Donned green, black, and white uniforms. Won first contest at Cedar Rapids, Iowa with the Grenadiers, Norwood Park Imperials and the Four Lakes Council Boy Scouts (soon to be the Madison Scouts).
1957 Corps wins first VFW National Championship
1961 UNDEFEATED SEASON (21 consecutive wins).
1964 Corps wins World Open, performed for the U.S. Congress.
1967 Cavalier hall destroyed by fire on July 25th. Cavaliers win both VFW and American Legion National Championships
1971 Total show concept introduced. “The Circus Show”
1973 25th anniversary. Corps moves to Park Ridge, IL.
1981 Cavaliers move to Rosemont, IL.
1983 Winter Guard wins WGI for the third consecutive year.
1990 Corps wins first DCI regional in corps history at Whitewater. Corps wins U.S. Open.
1992 Corps wins first DCI World Championship.
1995 Corps wins DCI World Championship.
1998 50th Anniversary. Corps wins first Spirit of Disney Award for Innovation.
2000 Corps ties for DCI World Championship.
2001 Corps wins DCI World Championship.
2002 Corps wins DCI World Championship, record score of 99.15. UNDEFEATED SEASON. Three-peat Championship.
2003 Corps wins Spirit of Disney Award for Innovation.
2004 Corps wins DCI World Championship
2006 Corps wins DCI World Championship. First time to win both Championship and Spirit of Disney Award for Innovation in the same season.
2008 Corps celebrates 60th Anniversary.
2009 Adolph DeGrauwe elected President of the Board of Directors when founder, Don Warren, steps down.
2012 Corps places 8th at DCI World Finals, lowest since 1984.
2015 Chris Lugo selected as Cavaliers Executive Director.
2019 Don Warren passes over the rainbow. Monte Mast selected as Cavaliers Executive Director.
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