Don Warren

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Don Warren (Facebook/The Cavaliers)
Don Warren was a founding director of Drum Corps International and founder of the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps in the Chicago area. After seeing a drum corps perform at a Boy Scout Jamboree at Soldier Field in 1946, scout leader Warren talked his troop into starting their own drum corps. Warren quipped, “They were getting tired of tying knots.” He was the leader of the Cavaliers for 60 years, winning 11 National Championships.

Warren and leaders of four other Midwestern drum corps formed an organization in 1971 to govern drum corps competition. That same year, other drum corps across the country joined them to form Drum Corps International, the current governing body for junior drum and bugle corps competition. He was a successful commercial insurance broker outside of drum corps.

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