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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 school Marching Band.  Joshua has spent a great deal of time around drum corps – he has been a member of the Caballeros since 2008 while also marching two seasons with Carolina Crown in 2013 and 2014.  During his time with Crown, he was a soloist, the recipient of the 27th Lancers Founders Scholarship, and DCI champion (2013 season).

This year’s assistant Drum Majors will be Kim Roman and Alex Siwa.  Kim Roman, who is entering her second year as assistant drum major for the Caballeros, started drum corps in 2009 as a drum major for the Raiders.  She later joined the Caballeros for the 2014 season as a trumpet player.  Alex Siwa is a veteran within the drum corps activity, having past marching experience with Cadets2, the Bushwackers, and most recently, Jersey Surf.  During his time with the Bushwackers, Alex served as drum major for the 2014-2015 seasons.  Alex and Kim are excited to be with the Caballeros for the 2017 season.

The Caballeros would like to thank Chris Fontanelle and Brittany Baselice for their years of service to the corps. Even though Chris is no longer a drum major, he is still actively working with the Caballeros on the recruitment front.  Brittany, will be taking the time to study abroad as part of her master’s program — we look forward to seeing her when she gets back!  They have done a phenomenal job in their leadership roles.

Interested in marching?  The Hawthorne Caballeros have set the date for their 2017 open house, see below for details:

Date: 11/26/16 – 11/27/16
Location: Passaic County Technical Institute
Address: 45 Reinhardt Road, Wayne, NJ 07470

Check out the Facebook event page for full details:
Don’t forget to fill out an interest form by visiting the following link:

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