Inside the Green Machine: Brian Wulf
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 - 8:37 PM
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 next installment, we feature first-year timpanist, Brian Wulf:
Please tell us your name, hometown and a little about your time with The Cavaliers.
My name is Brian Wulf. I'm from Rosemont, Minn., and I am the timpanist in my first year with The Cavaliers.
What do you do outside of The Cavaliers?
I go to Arizona State University studying Music Education. I also work part-time teaching and writing for different ensembles.
Why did you initially choose The Cavaliers?
The Cavaliers have always been the corps that I looked up to the most. The corps really pushes the front ensemble medium, so it's always been a dream to be a part of that.
What is your all time favorite Cavaliers program?
That's a tough question. Last year, 'XtraordinarY' was amazing in regards to percussion. But my all-time favorite would have to be either 'The Planets' from 1995 or 'Niagara Falls' from 2000.
What makes the 2012 season unique?
Everyone has been really well-prepared coming into Pre-Tour. Everyone seems to be on top of their game from the get-go.
What do The Cavaliers mean to you personally?
There's a brotherhood and a bond at The Cavaliers that I've experienced -- you can't get that from any other drum corps or activity.
What advice would you give someone who eventually wants to join The Cavaliers?
Don't be afraid to audition. Come out, be yourself, and bring your 'A' game. If you don't make it one year, come back and try again!
Stay tuned for more installments of Inside the Green Machine!
By Dan Minkel, Marketing Communications Intern
Inside the Green Machine Archive:
May 21, 2012 - Ian Caldwell
May 21, 2012 - Geddy Pontiff
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.