Inside the Green Machine: Geddy Pontiff
Friday, May 25th, 2012 - 12:32 AM
By Dan Minkel
Posted by Christopher Lugo
The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps consists of many moving parts -- from new and veteran marching members to dedicated management, staff, and volunteers. Throughout this summer, we'll be featuring the people who help shape the Cavalier experience, giving YOU a behind-the-scenes perspective on your favorite corps. The Cavaliers are proud to welcome you, Inside the Green Machine!
In our sixth installment, we feature fourth-year assistant guard sergeant, Geddy Pontiff:
Please tell us your name, hometown and a little about your time with The Cavaliers.
My name is Geddy Pontiff, and I'm from Friendswood, Texas. This is my fourth year, and I'm the assistant guard sergeant.
What do you do outside of The Cavaliers?
I go to school full-time as an Art Education major, and I teach color guard at Dawson High School and Clear Brook High School.
Why did you initially choose The Cavaliers?
I came in to fill an open color guard spot in 2009's show 'The Great Divide,' and I had a great experience that summer.
What inspires you to keep coming back?
I had such a positive experience in 2009; I really wanted to march with everyone again after that summer.
What is your all time favorite Cavaliers program?
The Cavaliers' 2010 production, 'Mad World.'
What makes the 2012 season unique?
The amount of new people at The Cavaliers, in the guard especially. The talent level is so high, and they show a lot of potential, which is especially great at the beginning of a season.
What do The Cavaliers mean to you personally?
They're like a big family to me -- It's like home.
What advice would you give someone who eventually wants to join The Cavaliers?
You're going to feel nervous, but just breathe and let everything happen naturally. Don't over-think anything!
Stay tuned for more installments of Inside the Green Machine!
By Dan Minkel, Marketing Communications Intern
Inside the Green Machine Archive:
May 21, 2012 - Dustin Ingram
May 21, 2012 - Franco Perez
May 21, 2012 - Manny Gandia
May 20, 2012 - Jesse Backes
May 20, 2012 - Caleb Lamb
About The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps
Founded in 1948, The Cavaliers are one of the most successful drum and bugle corps in history, winning 20 national championships, including seven Drum Corps International world championships since 1992. Each summer, 150 male brass, percussion and color guard performers aged 16-22 present a marching music show considered among the most challenging and original in the world.
The group performs at more than 30 competitions across the US and for more than 100,000 fans. Along the way, the young men not only learn about music and performing, but have a life-changing experience based on excellence, teamwork and camaraderie.
The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization sponsored by The Village of Rosemont, Illinois.