Cleveland, OH United States

Inactive Junior
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Position 200+ indicates Division II, Position 300+ indicates Division III, Position 400+ indicates Mini Corps.

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In 1963 the Caballaros Drum and Baton Corps accepted an invitation to participate in the Grape and Wine Festival Parade in St. Catharine's,Ontario,Canada. While there the Caballaros were "bitten" by the drum corps bug. The Caballaros Drum and Bugle Corps was organized in 1964.

The corps was sponsored by the Halle American Legion Post 624 and the Willoughby Eagles 2300. The Parents Organization supported the non-profit group. During 1964 the Caballaros expanded into a drum and Bugle Corps but still retained the baton corps. Bugles were purchased to replace the trumpets and the conversion began.

Bill Bush of Willoughby,OH, former M & M instructor for the Massachusetts Cavaliers, was added to the directors staff with Jerry Bachman the Music director. In September of 1964,with there first field show, the Caballaros again journeyed to St. Catharine's as guest corps in the Pageant of drums.

The 1965 season opened May 1st in Berea,OH, with the Caballaros Baton Corps,accompanied by the Drum and Bugle Corps, placing second in the State USTA competition. They entered there first Drum Corps contest in 1965 in Port Clinton.

In the early 1990s, the Caballaros estabished a trust fund "to honor the name and perpetuate the values of the Caballaros, and to assist other struggling, small, community-based drum corps."

[submitted by 11/6/09; DCW, 4/93, p.14]

Members (7)

Member Name Section Years Involved
Bell, Betsy Sopranos 1977 to 1980
Coyner, Alan Baritone 1965 to 1966
Grentzer, Bonnie colorguard 1976 to 1977
Krull, Dan Percussion 1983 to 1984
Melton, Jeffery Snare 1984
Stohs, Timothy Lead soprano 1962 to 1970
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