Cavaliers Anniversary Corps March On With Yamaha

7/4/2008 [Marching Instruments]

2008 Alumni Corps Formed to Celebrate Cavaliers' 60th Anniversary; Ensemble to Perform at the 2008 DCI Championships

BUENA PARK, Calif. — Yamaha Corporation of America, Band and Orchestral division, is pleased to announce its partnership with the Cavaliers Anniversary Corps. The Anniversary Corps were recently formed in honor of the 60th anniversary of the legendary Rosemont Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps and will perform at the Drum Corps International championships in Bloomington, Indiana taking place August 5-9, 2008.

Cavaliers Alumni Corp
According to Cavalier Alumni Association Vice President Chris Hartowicz, "the Corps is proud to play Yamaha."
"The formation of the Cavaliers Alumni Corps is a real testament to the bond the alumni members have within the Cavaliers as well as the common ties that permeate throughout the corps regardless of age and experience," said Troy Wollwage, Manager of Percussion, Yamaha. "Given that Yamaha and the Cavaliers have been marching together for over 20 years, we're glad to help and make it happen. Knowing the organization like I do, the quality of the product out on the field this summer will be nothing short of spectacular."

The Alumni Corps will be using Yamaha percussion exclusively. Included in their performances will be seven sets of multi-toms and eight marching bass drams all in the Silky-Silver finish. They will also use Yamaha brass instruments in their performances including mellophones, baritone horns and marching tubas.

Since the partnership between Yamaha Percussion and the Rosemont Cavaliers was forged in 1987, the celebrated corps has proudly carried Yamaha instruments. The Cavaliers have also lent their expertise to the testing of Yamaha percussion products in the rigors of an outdoor setting, and have contributed directly to the development of landmark offerings such as the MTS snare drum, the YM-2400 marimba, the YV-2700 vibraphone and the Multi-Frame I and Multi-Frame II. The Cavaliers have played Yamaha Brass since 2001 and have become known for their unique conceptual approach to brass pedagogy. The Cavaliers were the second Division I Drum Corps ensemble to switch to Yamaha Brass when the rules were changed to allow Bb instruments.

Cavaliers Alumni Corp
2008 Alumni Corps Formed to Celebrate Cavaliers' 60th Anniversary
"The Cavaliers alumni have always followed DCI founder Don Warren's philosophy that if you're going to do something – do it right or don't do it all," said Chris Hartowicz, Vice President, Cavaliers Alumni Association. "That philosophy is extended to our relationship with Yamaha as well. We can't stop marveling at the quality of the equipment, both horns and percussion, and how much better they sound when playing on the Yamaha gear. The Cavaliers Anniversary Corps is proud to play Yamaha instruments."

For more information, write Yamaha Corporation of America, Band & Orchestral Division, P.O. Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90622; telephone (714) 522-9011; e-mail; or visit

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