Cavalcade is an all-volunteer non-profit performing arts center created by Fruita, Colorado residents who are dedicated to giving the community a unique place for all ages to experience and participate in high quality live music, philosophical discussion, poetry, and above all a place to be inspired, learn, and have fun.
Jeannine Purser - Director
As a career Jeannine has spent many years teaching preschoolers their ABC's and is currently employed at Mesa Valley Community School as the Community Resource Coordinator. Her passion, however, is her family. Jeannine is thrilled that Cavalcade offers fun family events as well as many opportunities for adults to continue to learn and grow. For all general questions about Cavalcade as well as questions about the business side of things Jeannine is your go to gal.
Thad V'Soske - Assistant Director
Thad moved to Fruita in 2005. Thad stumbled upon Cavalcade in October of 2011 and we are so lucky he did. Thad graces the Cavalcade stage often playing guitar, drums, keyboard, and singing. Thad is our detail man and is essential to the running of Cavalcade.
Sam Benham - Sound Technician
Sam has been a tinkerer for as long as he can remember.
If it's mechanical, he can fix it. He's also a guitar player and all-around great dad.
Part of the magic of our shows is our one-of-a-kind, awesome live sound!
Cavalcade was founded by five families: The Benhams, The Cools, The Kreie's, The Purser's, and The Clark-Swihart's. (Not pictured Brendan and Autumn Clark-Swihart, Johnny Cools, and Rachelle Kreie.
Ken Kreie - Booking Agent
Ken is a lifelong Valley resident who has settled in Fruita, CO with his family. He is a mad scientist by paycheck, and a creative wise-cracker when off the clock (usually on the clock as well). He has an eclectic taste and an intuitive eye. Ken also has a great ability to seek out hidden talent that others might miss. Ken will find
the beauty in a painting that has been
overlooked by many and encourage a musician that no one else has taken the time to notice. This is why he is perfect for coordinating concerts and shows that will be hosted at Cavalcade. In addition, Ken plans to resurrect the Comedy Club. email: firstname.lastname@example.org