Hawthorne Caballeros 47th Annual Drum Corps Grand Prix

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The Hawthorne Caballeros will host their 47th annual Drum Corps Grand Prix on Saturday, July 9th, 2011. 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 2011 DCA (Drum Corps Associates) season with several awards, including the Drum Corps Grand Prix Champion, up for the taking. The Hawthorne Caballeros, from Hawthorne, NJ are the proud sponsor of the Drum Corps Grand Prix.

The Hawthorne Caballeros are celebrating their 65th Anniversary in 2011. The Caballeros 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 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 2011 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 Sunrisers from Pearl River, NY; Windsor Regiment from West Windsor, NJ; Fusion Core from Dover, NJ; the Bushwackers from Harrison, NJ; the Hurricanes from Seymour, CT; the Buccaneers from Reading, PA; and the Hawthorne Caballeros from Hawthorne, NJ.

The Skyliners Alumni Corps from NY, NY, the Bridgemen from Bayonne, NJ and Jersey Surf from Berlin, NJ will appear in exhibition. A special exhibition from the Hawthorne Caballeros Alumni Corps, from Hawthorne, NJ, will round out the evening – an evening of drum corps that is guaranteed to 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, go to www.CrownTickets.com or call 888.547.6478. For more information on this press release, contact Mike Ryan at cabscontra [at] aol [dot] com " target="_blank">cabscontra [at] aol [dot] com or call 201-304-1232.

Posted by on Friday, June 24th, 2011. Filed under Current News, DCA News, FrontPage Feature.