From the Cavaliers Web site: This past week the Cavaliers participated in three clinics and personally interacted with more than 200 high school band students in sessions spread over the week. The corps managed to spend time during their busy rehearsal and travel schedule at three events designed to give high school students a taste of the drum corps activity, as well as an opportunity to work with the corps staff and meet the corps members. "The summer instructional camps sponsored by the Cavaliers provided another opportunity for music education to grow and spread throughout the band and drum corps communities," said Brandon Barrometti of the Cavaliers brass instructional team. "I was incredibly impressed by the talent and ability level of all of the students. Hopefully, they are able to use the skills that we taught them in order to improve their own playing as well as help their own band succeed." The first clinic was the Cavaliers own three-day brass and percussion clinic at North Central College in Naperville, Ill. The sessions began on Saturday morning, July 16, with registration and placement auditions for the 18 brass and 55 percussion. A full afternoon and evening of instruction was followed the next day by an appearance of the corps, fresh from their performance the evening before in Kalamazoo, Mich. at the DCI Central Division Championship. Percussion and brass campers were able to meet the members and play along with the corps during warm-ups, as well as with some of the music used by the corps.
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