From the Cavaliers' Web site: The Cavaliers are pleased to announce the formation of Green Thunder Percussion, a concept whose mission is to strengthen and promote Chicago-area high school percussionists through their engagement in marching, concert and individual percussion efforts, under the guidance of the Cavaliers' percussion team.

Cavaliers' snare line performs during Finals competition
at the 2006 DCI World Championships.
The initial efforts will concentrate on developing a non-competitive, entertaining and educational, secondary school marching percussion line to perform at college and professional sporting events, as well as Chicago-area appearances in parades and winter color guard and drum line competitions. Instrumental in the shaping of this concept are the current Cavalier summer percussion team headed by arranger-composer Jim Casella and caption-head Jim Ancona, as well as former Cavalier arranger-composer Bret Kuhn, director Jeff Fiedler, Cavalier board member and former Cavalier percussionist Dave Flynn and Cavalier summer camp director Russ Weber. Read more on