Kiwanis Kavaliers


Other Names:merged with Tampa Bay Thunder (2002)

Kitchener, ONT Canada
Founded: 1971

Inactive Junior
Division I
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Results from final championship competition of the year
  • Position: 20
  • Score: 71.700
Repertoire for 2000
Love in the Time of War
Saigon Overture (from Miss Saigon) by Alain Boublil | Claude-Michel Schonberg Miss Saigon - Original London Cast Recording - Geffen Records (9 24271-2)
Movie in My Mind (from Miss Saigon) by Alain Boublil | Claude-Michel Schonberg Miss Saigon - Original London Cast Recording - Geffen Records (9 24271-2)
Sun and Moon (from Miss Saigon) by Alain Boublil | Claude-Michel Schonberg Miss Saigon - Original London Cast Recording - Geffen Records (9 24271-2)
Morning of the Dragon (from Miss Saigon) by Alain Boublil | Claude-Michel Schonberg Miss Saigon - Original London Cast Recording - Geffen Records (9 24271-2)
Bui Doi (from Miss Saigon) by Alain Boublil | Claude-Michel Schonberg Miss Saigon - Original London Cast Recording - Geffen Records (9 24271-2)
The Fall of Saigon (from Miss Saigon) by Alain Boublil | Claude-Michel Schonberg Miss Saigon - Original London Cast Recording - Geffen Records (9 24271-2)
The Kiwanis Kavaliers, of Kitchener/Waterloo, Ontario, announced a new collaborative venture beginning February of 2002. Since the organization's formation in 1971, the Kavaliers' programs have reached more than two thousand youth, and a strong infrastructure had extended its valuable support to other organizations to assist them in achieving their goals.

The Kavaliers are known for putting the "I" in DCI (Drum Corps International) and have proudly represented both Canada and other countries around the globe. In 2001 the organization represented DCI at the World Band Championships held in Kerkrade, the Netherlands. The two-week European tour that took the corps through Germany, France, Belgium, and the Netherlands provided the members with unforgettable memories and a great respect for their newfound supporters.

In the fall of 2001 the Tampa Bay Thunder organization approached the Kavaliers to discuss possible opportunities that would benefit individuals participating in both summer programs.

The Tampa Bay Thunder has a short but successful history. While under the direction of Jim Newman, the Thunder had risen to a large Division II competitive corps, finishing 11th in DCI Finals in 2001. The corps extended its program to include more than 160 young members participating in its winter camps. But the need to provide their youth with opportunities to participate in a complete summer schedule within a strong organizational environment was becoming more apparent.

Under the direction of Doug Darwin, the Kavaliers have toured successfully for more than 14 years. A strong support staff and exceptional educational team have made it possible to offer an excellent experience to the Kavaliers youth.

Therefore, the Kavaliers and the Tampa Bay Thunder developed the foundation of a long-term collaborative relationship. Both organizations would offer new opportunities through the sharing of management, support, staff, resources and membership, and would maximize the summer experience for all participants in the Kiwanis Kavaliers' world-class summer program.

The 2002 Kiwanis Kavaliers featured 135 members in a production of 'Hall of Justice,' based on comic superheroes. The new program was designed to offer the best opportunities to strengthen the corps' competitive position, but also to provide the membership and the audience with an entertaining look back at some of their heroes who had fought for justice. The Kavaliers finished 20th in DCI Division I Quarterfinal competition in 2002.

The 2003 offering, 'All You Need is Love,' also placed the 82-member Kavaliers 20th in Quarterfinals. The corps took 22nd place in DCI Quarterfinals in 2004, with music from "West Side Story." Their score of 75.35 was the highest of all the Canadian corps in competition in Denver in 2004.

The Kavaliers offers several current collaborations, including the Sentenelles Colour Guard, the Ventures Colour Guards, and the Spirit Performing Youth Ensemble. All of these groups act independently of the Kavaliers, sharing resources, staff, equipment, management and often membership.

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Members (76)

Member Name Section Years Involved
Achatz, John Baritone 2002
Andujar, Colleen Colorguard 2005
Barber, JT Cymbal Line 2002
Barnett, Tiffany Colour Guard 1997 to 1998
Beall, Andy Percussion (snare) 1998
Berry, Douglas Equiptment Manager 2003
Bertrand, Derrick Staff 1994 to 1995
Billings, Adam percussion 1995
Boppre, Trevor Bass #1 1990
Boppre, Trevor Snare 1991 to 1992; 1994 to 1997
Boppre, Trevor Staff 2001 to 2002
Buening, Elizabeth Pit 2005
Buller, Danille Bassline 1997 to 1999
Cole, Angus Soprano 2001 to 2005
Coleman V, Edward Bass 1998
Coleman V, Edward Tenor 2001 to 2002
Crooks, Doug snareline 1997 to 1998
Devitt, Kevin Baritone 2002
Dudek, Matt Timpanist 2003 to 2005
Dudek, Randy Pit 2002
Ehrbar, Elizabeth Baritone 2005
Espeut, Nicole Guard 2000
Felker, Christine Mellophone line 1992 to 1995
Flechsig, Lauren Color Guard 2002
Font, Chris Cymbal Line 2006
Franks, Samantha colour guard 1987 to 1992; 1996
Frazier, Grant Soprano Soloist 2002
Fulton, Kevin Percussion 2001
Galloway, Daniel Brass/Visual Staff 2000 to 2001
Godin, Jason Staff 2005 to 2007
Groves, Steven Visual Tech 1994
Guardia, Alejandro Baritone 2003 to 2005
Guzewicz, Paul Baritone 2002
Hall, Brandy Mellophone 2002 to 2004
Heer, Scott Low Brass 1982 to 1984
Hollis, Annette colourguard 1981 to 1982
Johnson, Ned Baritone 2003
Johnston, Paul Snare 1982 to 1984; 1988
Johnston, Paul Pit 1987
Keys, Corkie Color Guard Instructor (part time) 1998 to 1999
Leveille, Yann tenors 1996 to 1997
Lopez, Dora Baritone 2002
Lutz, Maggie baritone/brass 2002 to 2003
Mason, Pete Baritone 1997 to 1999
Mcgregor, Kyle trumpet 2002 to 2003
Miller, Rachel mellophone 2002
Miller, Rachel Mellophone 2002
Moser, Rebecca colorguard 2002 to 2004
Newman, James ASST DIRECTOR 2002 to 2003
Perez Jr, Jorge Trumpet 2002
Podjun, Dan Contra 2001
Proulx, Maxime Front Ensemble 2000
Quiney, Quenton Tenors 2000
Ruiz, Carlos Snare 1999
Sevigny ( spike ), Erik tenorline 1996
Sevigny ( spike ), Erik staff 1997 to 1998
Skinner, Jason Visual Staff 2003
Sullivan, Billy Colorguard 2002 to 2003
Telfer, Jodi Trumpet 2001 to 2002
Teutsch, Terri Percussion and Drum Major 1988 to 1989
Thorne, Kathy Horn line 1994
Tilton, Josh Snare 2002
Tilton, Josh Snare 2002
Torres, Josh Josh Torres 2005
Torres, Josh Trumpet 2005
Torres, Josh Trumpet section 2005
Valentin, Luis Trumpet 2003
Vargas, Masciel Color Guard 2003
Vaughn (maiden: Webster), Sarah "lil sarah" Soprano/Trumpet Brass 2002
Vega, Angelina Pit & Drum Major 1999 to 2000
Wicken, David (ROO) Pit 1996 to 1998
Woodfin, Aaron tenorline 2002
Wordragen, Melissa drumline 1979 to 1983
anderson, doug drumline 1972 to 1975
mastronunzio, andrew tenor 2001 to 2002
morris, justin snareline 2003

CORPS 2 items

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KiwanisKavaliers Kitchener-Waterloo Ontario CA-1 from the Bill Ives Collection
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KiwanisKavaliers Kitchener-Waterloo Ontario CA-3 from the Bill Ives Collection

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