In The News: Rosemont Cavaliers To Honor Founder Don Warren

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It was the summer of 1946 in Chicago’s Soldier Field. A group of Boy Scout troops were conducting a jamboree. Don Warren, a 20-year-old junior assistant scoutmaster with Logan Square Troop 111, watched a Racine, Wisconsin Explorer Scout group perform a drum corps exhibition.

"I was impressed with it, and I felt we needed something new for our troop," he recalled. "I decided to try that."

In the fall of 1948, he organized his willing troop members into their own drum corps, soon to be called – The Cavaliers.

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Posted by on Sunday, March 30th, 2008. Filed under DCI World.