Inside the Green Machine: Jeff Hargis
Friday, May 25th, 2012 - 11:44 PM
By Dan Minkel
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 third-year guard member, Jeff Hargis:
Please tell us your name, hometown and a little about your time with The Cavaliers.
My name is Jeff Hargis, and I'm from Denver, Colo. I march with the color guard, and this is my third year with The Cavaliers.
What do you do outside of The Cavaliers?
I'm a student at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where I study Psychology with a Dance minor. I also teach three high school color guards: Columbine High School, Pomona High School, and Bear Creek High School.
Why did you initially choose The Cavaliers?
One of my previous instructors had marched The Cavaliers, and he really convinced me to try out. Ever since then I've been here!
What is your all time favorite Cavaliers program?
'Niagara Falls' from 2000. The visual prowess of the show was unbeatable. The color guard was so incredible, and it was such a beautiful show.
What makes the 2012 season unique?
The initial drive we've had from the get go is different from years past. The instructors and design team are really pushing for us to step it up and push past our comfort levels.
What do The Cavaliers mean to you personally?
We're a family -- The Cavaliers are a brotherhood that is a big part of who I am today. It's great to have something outside of my normal life at home where I can enjoy myself with my brothers.
What advice would you give someone who eventually wants to join The Cavaliers?
Never second guess yourself. Come here with confidence and believe in what you're doing. Try your absolute hardest every day and get the most out of the experience.
Stay tuned for more installments of Inside the Green Machine!
By Dan Minkel, Marketing Communications Intern
Inside the Green Machine Archive:
May 25, 2012 - Evan Black
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.