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Now rehearsing for 2024! We Want You!

  • 11 September 2023
  • Author: Marianne Green
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Now rehearsing for 2024! We Want You!

You can be a part of the 30th Anniversary Hawthorne Caballeros Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps!
From Hawthorne, NJ, the Hawthorne Caballeros Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps proudly enter our 30th anniversary season in 2024. If you are looking to be a part of the Caballeros Alumni history, please come to one of our fall rehearsals and see what drum corps family is all about. Click here to sign up for more information and we will send you updates on our 2024 Open House. Our next rehearsal will be Sunday 11/12/2023 12 noon to 5 pm at American Legion Post 199,10 Legion Pl, Hawthorne, NJ 07506. Contact Steve Raclowski for more information. Steve can be reached by email:

We welcome new and returning members in all sections. If you have marched in the Hawthorne Caballero Competing Corps, the Alumni corps, any junior, senior or alumni corps we hope you will consider Hawthorne as your next alumni drum corps. Experience in marching is helpful, but we are looking for members who want to be a part of this drum corps family. If you have ever wanted to march on the field with kick pleats and that signature drumbeat, We Want You! All are welcome to sit in at a rehearsal. For more information on membership, please email Steve Raclowski at

Leading the corps onto the field is Drum Major Tyrone Laval and Assistant Drum Majors Rose Cantaneo and Tom Ashby, and the honor guard captain is Fran Lauritano.

2023 Schedule – Stop by and check us out!
Sunday, September 24, 2023              Noon – 5:00 pm          Lake Hopatcong Elks Lodge
Sunday, October 15, 2023                  Noon – 5:00 pm          Lake Hopatcong Elks Lodge
Sunday, October 29th, 2023                Noon – 5:00 pm          Post 199, Hawthorne, NJ
Sunday, November 5, 2023                TBD                             Clifton, NJ Veterans Day Parade
Sunday, November 12th, 2023            Noon – 5:00 pm          Post 199, Hawthorne, NJ
Saturday, November 18th, 2023         TBD                             Plymouth, MA Parade and Show
Saturday, December 2nd, 2023           TBD                             Final Rehearsal

The Hawthorne Caballeros Alumni Corps was founded in 1994 and is currently celebrating their 29th season.  The Corps Director is Chris Sortino, Assistant Director is Tyrone Laval, Steve Raclowski is the Communications Director. The Musical Arranger and Instructor is Larry Kerchner assisted by Kent Pennell and John ‘Duke’ Terreri.  The Percussion Arranger and Instructor is John Smith, the Percussion Instructor is Rick McGarril, assisted by Chris Sortino, Jim Nargiso, Bud Glover and Shea Costello. The Drill Designers are Kent Pennell and Greg McNeff and the Color Guard Designer is Frankie Salati assisted by Diana McNeff.

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