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Hawthorne Caballeros Host Successful Open House!

The 2018 season kicked off with one of the most successful open houses in recent Caballeros history.

It was great seeing all the returning vets coupled with all the excited prospective members.  The administrative team, along with the design team, welcomed members, parents, and alumni, detailed the 2018 show concept (more details on our show in the not too distant future), and also revealed some other exciting news!

After the welcome portion was brought to a close, everyone broke into their respective sections and went right to work.

After the conclusion of of Saturday’s open house rehearsal, the Caballeros closed their 2017 season with the annual awards dinner.  On this night, several 2017 members were honored:

  • Will Turner: Caballero of the Year
  • Joel Ignatovich: Brass Player of the Year
  • Lornaa Morales: Percussionist of the Year
  • Stephen Girard: Color Guard Member of the Year
  • Quamel Francis: Marcher of the Year
  • Patrick “Sarge” Taylor: Josef Lauber Voluntier of the Year
  • Oliver Plunkett: Volunteer Who Keeps the Corps Moving Forward (not pictured)
  • Moira Anderson: Volunteer Who Keeps the Corps Moving Forward 
  • Dawn Ames: Volunteer Who Keeps the Corps Moving Forward 
  • Roger Ames: Volunteer Who Keeps the Corps Moving Forward 
  • Pat Huelster: Volunteer Who Keeps the Corps Moving Forward

On Sunday, the Caballeros continued on, in full force with yet another strong showing of new and returning members.

At the conclusion of the rehearsal, sections performed a “show and tell” where the color guard executed a challenging routine based on this year’s closer, two brass charts that will be included as part of the 2018 warmup, and a full ensemble run of the closer.

At the conclusion of the performances, the new and returning members received a grand round of applause from the onlooking staff, parents, and alumni.

Our next camp will be on 12/9/17 and 12/10/17.  For full details on this camp weekend, please see below for full details:

Date: 12/9/17 – 12/10/17
Location: Hackettstown High School
Address: 599 Warren Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840

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

If you have any questions surrounding membership, please contact Mike Ryan at

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