Inside the Green Machine: Evan Black
Friday, May 25th, 2012 - 7:39 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 next installment, we feature first-year member of the color guard, Evan Black:
Please tell us your name, hometown and a little about your time with The Cavaliers.
My name is Evan Black, and I am from Jacksonville, Fla. This is my first year with The Cavaliers, and I'll be marching with the color guard.
What do you do outside of The Cavaliers?
I'm currently finishing my degree in General Education and graduating next spring. From there, I'd like to go into the medical field or teach.
Why did you initially choose The Cavaliers?
I saw my first show in 2006, and after researching The Cavaliers, I noticed just how much they stood out to me. I've wanted to be a part of The Cavaliers ever since then.
What is your all time favorite Cavaliers program?
2004's '007' -- it was so pristine! The show was also one of my main motivations for auditioning with The Cavaliers.
What makes the 2012 season unique?
I don't think I've seen The Cavaliers do a show like '15 Minutes of Fame.' It's such a groundbreaking concept, and I'm excited to be a part of it.
What do The Cavaliers mean to you personally?
They're a brotherhood. I'm very excited to be a part of such a well-connected organization.
What advice would you give someone who eventually wants to join The Cavaliers?
Don't be scared; just go for it. Don't wait to try out, and when you do, don't hold back. Give it your all, because you never know how you'll do unless you try!
Stay tuned for more installments of Inside the Green Machine!
By Dan Minkel, Marketing Communications Intern
Inside the Green Machine Archive:
May 24, 2012 - Cory Glenn
May 23, 2012 - Brian Gallegos
May 23, 2012 - Shinichi Tomari
May 23, 2012 - Justin Rowan
May 22, 2012 - Ethan Marcus
May 22, 2012 - Mike Flynn
May 22, 2012 - Brian Wulf
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.