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Skyliners Unveils New Battery And Front Ensemble Equipment


The Skyliners proudly unveiled their new battery and front ensemble equipment in 2016, and plan continued growth for the 2017 season! For the front ensemble, the quality of the Pageantry synthesizer and mixer cart is purely top of the line. The sound system includes an M-audio 48 synthesizer, all new microphones, cables, amplifiers, speakers, and […]

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2017 Hawthorne Caballeros Show Designers Announced

After a successful design meeting in the Swope Building at West Chester University, the Hawthorne Caballeros are proud to announce their 2017 program coordinator and designers! Matt Hurley: Program Coordinator Matt Hurley is an experienced designer and technician in the marching arts. Matt started his career with the Bayonne Kidets at the age of 8, […]

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Announcing The 2017 Bushwackers Caption Heads And Key Staff

The Bushwackers are excited to welcome back several key staff members for the 2017 season! Jayson Hart-Smith will be returning to the corps in the role of percussion caption head. Last year, Jayson led the 2016 Bushwackers percussion section with great success. His drum corps experience started in 2005 with Bush and continued with our […]

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World Drum Corps Hall Of Fame Member George Hayek Passes Away


George Hayek, the last original member of the Hawthorne Caballeros Drum and Bugle Corps, passed away October 12 at age 90, after recently attending the 2016 New Jersey Drum Corps Hall of Fame induction ceremony. He was born October 1, 1926 in Detroit, Michigan. He had been a member of the World Drum Corps Hall […]

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George Hayek, Hawthorne Caballeros Founding Member, Passes

A sad day in the Caballero organization and a sad day for the entire drum corps community. On October, 12th, of 2016, George Hayek passed away. He was a veteran of World War II and was regarded as being part of, as Tom Brokaw so rightfully said, the “Greatest Generation” that ever lived. After his […]

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2017 Hawthorne Caballeros Marching Percussion Audition Packet Available Online Now

The 2017 percussion audition packet is currently available for prospective members trying out for snare, tenor, or bass drum! In order to have access to the audition packet ahead of the open house, prospects must first prepay the $50 registration fee. To do so, please see below PayPal link. Read the rest of the article […]

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Skyliners Announce 2017 Brass Staff


The Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps proudly announced their 2017 Brass Staff: SHANE STARTZEL – Brass Caption Head; JOE WILT – Assistant Brass Caption Head; RACHEL EWANIUK, MARK HOVER, AND CONNOR BARZ – Brass Technicians; and DOREEN SANDOR – Brass Technician/Brass Assistant to the Caption Head. This is Shane Startzel’s second year as Skyliners’ Brass […]

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Oliver Plunkett Appointed As Hawthorne Caballeros Development Coordinator

On October 6th 2016, Oliver Plunkett was elected, by the Caballeros Administration, to helm a new position within the organization, Development Coordinator. The Development Coordinator position is a merger of the open Public Relations Director position and Oliver’s 2016 role as Fundraising Coordinator. Moving forward, Oliver will lead conversations with media outlets to promote the […]

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Hawthorne Caballeros Announce 2017 Drum Majors

The Hawthorne Caballeros are proud to announce their 2017 Drum Majors! Joshua Jenkins will be returning for his second year as head drum major. “JJ” graduated from Ithaca College with his Bachelors in Music Education. He is currently the band director at Brooklawn Middle school in Parsippany, NJ and also teaches the Parsippany Hills High […]

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Register Today For The 2017 Bushwackers Open House

The Bushwackers Drum and Bugle Corps is pleased to announce that registration for the corps’ 2017 Open House and information session is now open! On November 19 and 20, 2016, the Bushwackers will host its first rehearsal and Open House for the 2017 season at Montgomery Lower Middle School in Skillman, New Jersey. Read the […]

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