Inside the Green Machine: William Clayton
Sunday, May 27th, 2012 - 12:13 AM
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 first-year guard member, William Clayton:
Please tell us your name, hometown and a little about your time with The Cavaliers.
My name is William Clayton, and I'm from Reno Valley, Cali. This is my first year with The Cavaliers, and I march with the color guard.
What do you do outside of The Cavaliers?
I perform with the color guard, musical theater, and dance program at John W. North High School.
Why did you initially choose The Cavaliers?
Their level of performance has always been on top. They are the best place for me to push myself in the realm of performance.
What is your all time favorite Cavaliers program?
'007' from 2004. The group rifle movement was the most awesome moment in colorguard history for me. I wanted to be a part of The Cavaliers because of it.
What makes the 2012 season unique?
This show and the music are blending some great moments in Cavalier history with some completely new ideas.
What do The Cavaliers mean to you personally?
I haven't been here long, but I already feel like a part of a brotherhood. The work we have is intense, but I know that with my brothers around we can get through anything.
What advice would you give someone who eventually wants to join The Cavaliers?
Be willing to accept critiques and learn from them. Push your hardest, and look for inspiration everywhere.
Stay tuned for more installments of Inside the Green Machine!
By Dan Minkel, Marketing Communications Intern
Inside the Green Machine Archive:
May 25, 2012 - Conrad Zimmer
May 25, 2012 - Jeff Hargis
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.