(ROSEMONT, ILLINOIS) – The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps is pleased to announce our 2018 Brass Educational Team and welcome Kevin LeBoeuf as Caption Manager.

Michael Martin will continue to serve as The Cavaliers’ Brass Arranger and Caption Supervisor as LeBoeuf leads an exciting team of educators and professional musicians for the upcoming 2018 season. 


“Kevin brings a wealth of experience, knowledge, and infectious energy to the position, the caption, and the drum corps as a whole,” arranger and caption supervisor Michael Martin stated.

"We are simply ecstatic to merge our pedagogy and symphonic approach with the fundamental philosophies and rehearsal techniques that Kevin has employed with tremendous success.”

Program coordinator David McGrath points to the balance of staff consistency and the injection of new passion and tenacity as being undeniably positive developments for The Cavaliers.

"This dynamic educational team brings an outstanding instructional and performance pedigree to our membership and music ensemble," said McGrath. "We simply can't wait to see this team, and this horn line, in action."

Leadership for brass team also includes Brad Hughes as associate caption manager and Freddy Martin as pedagogy coordinator, both returning as veteran educators for The Cavaliers in 2018 to serve alongside LeBoeuf and (Michael) Martin.

Martin added that “with Freddy and Brad rounding out our caption’s leadership team, I couldn't be more optimistic about the trajectory of the brass program and, more importantly, the music and performance education we are delivering here at The Cavaliers."


Dr. Travis Cross and Alan Armstrong return to serve as ensemble consultants alongside Sean Conley, with the remaining team of brass educators including Alec Blazek, Joey Chen, Drew Dickey, Jeremy Figlewicz, Dr. Jonathan Gill, Matt Hernandez, Patrick Hinton, Clark Hunt, Matt Owen, Claire Pittman, Tim Sexton, Jeremy Stevens, and Ryan Summers.

"I am incredibly honored and humbled to be joining The Cavaliers,” said Kevin LeBoeuf, Brass Caption Manager. “While the official announcement has just broken, our team's work has truly been nonstop since August 14.” 

“The staff that we've assembled is second to none, with an impressive group of professional educators and musicians from around the country converging to drive the 2018 brass program forward,” LeBoeuf added.

“Now, we're focused on recruiting and casting the absolute best musicians and performers to ensure The Cavaliers will be thrilling audiences and the community this season."



The Cavaliers are actively searching for talented and passionate male students to join our 70th season in 2018, with live Audition Experience events for all captions held in Dallas / Ft. Worth (November 18-19) and Chicago (December 8-10). Video auditions for brass, color guard, and percussion are also open through December 8. 

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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.