Hawthorne Caballeros Present 46th Annual Drum Corps Grand Prix

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The Hawthorne Caballeros will host their 46th annual Drum Corps Grand Prix on Saturday, July 10th, 2010. The competition and entertainment will start at 6:30 p.m. and be held at the Passaic County Technical Institute, 45 Reinhardt Rd., Wayne, NJ 07470. Gates open at 5:00 pm.

The Grand Prix is a major Drum Corps competition in the New Jersey area with participating groups from all over the East Coast. The competitors in the event will be judged as part of the 2010 DCA (Drum Corps Associates) season with several awards, including the Drum Corps Grand Prix Champion, up for the taking. American Legion Post #199 from Hawthorne, NJ is the proud sponsor of the Drum Corps Grand Prix.

The Hawthorne Caballeros from Hawthorne NJ have a fascinating history based on a North American tradition and a future that is committed to the performing arts, youth education and entertainment.

Since 1946, Hawthorne, New Jersey has been the home of World Champion Hawthorne Caballeros Drum and Bugle Corps. Founded by Hawthorne resident Jim Costello, the Caballeros were originally comprised of veterans returning from the Second World War. Costello introduced the Latin style of music and dress that began the Spanish tradition that continues in today’s Caballeros. In fact, the Caballeros still dress in the same uniform introduced by Jim Costello in the early years of the drum and bugle corps.

Today, drum and bugle corps’ are a worldwide community with the Hawthorne Caballeros recognized as the most famous drum and bugle corps in the world. Modern drum and bugle corps are entertainers and fierce – but friendly – competitors.

The competing groups will present their 2010 repertoire which will provide an exciting evening of musical and visual entertainment. Each competing corps presents a unique interpretation of their program that will be judged on musical, visual, marching and artistic expertise. The competing corps includes Fusion Core from Dover, NJ; the Bushwackers from Harrison, NJ; the Buccaneers from Reading, PA; and the Hawthorne Caballeros from Hawthorne, NJ.

The Brassmen Alumni Drum Corps; the Raiders Jr. Drum & Bugle Corps from Wayne, NJ; Park City Pride from Bridgeport, CT; the Skyliners Alumni Corps from NY, NY and the Hawthorne Caballeros Alumni Corps, Hawthorne, NJ will appear in exhibition for your enjoyment.

This evening of drum corps competition is guaranteed to entertain – and bring the audience to their feet.
The Drum Corps Grand Prix is a great evening of entertainment, competitive spirit and fun for the whole family. Tickets are still available. For more information, tickets or group packages check out the Drum Corps Grand Prix at www.cabs.org. For more information on this press release, contact Mike Ryan at cabscontra.com or Rich Warga at 973-615-7598.

Posted by on Friday, July 2nd, 2010. Filed under DCA News.