Inside the Green Machine: CJ McCrory
Sunday, May 27th, 2012 - 11:22 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 second-year guard member, CJ McCrory:
Please tell us your name, hometown and a little about your time with The Cavaliers.
My name is CJ McCrory, and I'm from Knoxville, Tenn. This is my second year with The Cavaliers, and I march with the color guard.
What do you do outside of The Cavaliers?
I just transferred to Middle Tennessee State University and I am majoring in French Education.
Why did you initially choose The Cavaliers?
I always liked the brotherhood aspect of The Cavaliers. It meant so much to me, and I loved when I finally made it into The Cavaliers.
What inspires you to keep coming back?
The staff and the people I march with. It's nice to work hard and to be with such talented people. We keep each other going when practices get rough.
What is your all time favorite Cavaliers program?
'Machine' from 2006. It was the first show that I ever saw. It was inspiring!
What makes this season unique?
The colorguard is a very diverse group of personalities, but we all mesh really well together. Because of that, we'll have a spectacular program. It's going to be amazing.
What do The Cavaliers mean to you personally?
They're so much more than a drum corps. They're a great support system that accepts everyone.
What advice would you give someone who eventually wants to join The Cavaliers?
You have to work really hard to get wherever you want to go, but anything is possible. If you put your mind to it and work hard, then you can do anything.
Stay tuned for more installments of Inside the Green Machine!
By Dan Minkel, Marketing Communications Intern
Inside the Green Machine Archive:
May 27, 2012 - Doug Young
May 27, 2012 - William Clayton
May 26, 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.