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Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps Invites Public to Rehearsal at EIU


The world-class Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps will hold an open rehearsal to showcase what it has accomplished during its annual 11-day camp at Eastern Illinois University.

The Cavaliers, the 2006 Drum Corps International champions, will perform from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, at O'Brien Stadium. The public is invited, and there is no admission charge.

For their 60th anniversary season, the Cavaliers are presenting "Samurai," which celebrates the ancient Japanese warrior's culture of honor, courage and discipline in a way that honors their heritage and breathes new life into their legacy.

Featuring original music and complex choreography, the show offers a compelling interpretation of the Samurai's heroic history in four dramatic movements: "Bushido -- The Way of the Warrior," "Ronin -- Masterless Samurai," "Ken-jutsu -- The Art of the Sword" and "Fumeiyo yori shi wo -- Death Before Dishonor."

The all-male Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps, with most members in high school and college, is based in Rosemont, Ill.

The group's 2008 tour, which officially begins June 21 and runs through Aug. 10, includes more than 50 performances in 17 states and Washington, D.C.

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