Hawthorne Caballeros 48th Annual Drum Corps Grand Prix

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The Hawthorne Caballeros will host their 48th annual Drum Corps Grand Prix on Saturday, July 14th, 2012. The competition and entertainment will start at 6:30 p.m. and be held at the Clifton Stadium, 350 Piaget Avenue, Clifton, NJ 07011. 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 2012 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 66th Anniversary in 2012. 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 2012 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 Cadets2 from Allentown, PA, the Sunrisers from Pearl River, NY; Windsor Regiment from West Windsor, NJ; Fusion Core from Dover, NJ; the Bushwackers from Harrison, NJ; the Hurricanes from Shelton, CT; the Buccaneers from Reading, PA; and the Hawthorne Caballeros from Hawthorne, NJ.

The Skyliners Alumni Chorus will open the Grand Prix with a performance of the Star Spangled Banner followed by a performance from the Hawthorne Caballeros Latin Express. Skyliners Alumni Corps from NY, NY, and the Raiders from Wayne, 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 973.709.0500 Ext 1501. For more information on this press release, interview scheduling or photo opportunities, contact Marianne Kerr at 205-335-5955.

Posted by on Monday, July 9th, 2012. Filed under Current News, DCA News, FrontPage Feature.