Inside the Green Machine: Andrew Rhebergen
Sunday, May 27th, 2012 - 11:45 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 sixth-year member and drum major, Andrew Rhebergen:
Please tell us your name, hometown and a little about your time with The Cavaliers.
My name is Andrew Rhebergen, and I'm from Roselle, Illi. This is my sixth year with The Cavaliers, and I am the drum major. As the drum major, I make sure that communications are facilitated between staff and management to members.
What do you do outside of The Cavaliers?
I go to Arizona State University studying Professional Flight in order to be a pilot.
Why did you initially choose The Cavaliers?
It's part of my family. My dad marched, as well as four of my uncles. The Cavaliers are one of the reasons why my parents met, actually.
What inspires you to keep coming back?
The members. The competition doesn't matter to me as much as the relationship I have with my brothers. These are my best friends.
What is your all time favorite Cavaliers program?
'007' from 2004. It was the reason that I chose to march. Initially, I was going to play football instead of march. That changed in 2004 when I went to a Cavaliers brass camp and met the staff. I loved the whole experience. From there I started auditioning for The Cavaliers.
What makes this season unique?
The guys are always willing to learn and put in a lot effort, while the staff is being very meticulous in making sure that we're clean. Just from that, we're going to be phenomenal.
What do The Cavaliers mean to you personally?
The world. I know that's vague, but The Cavaliers shaped me into the man I am today.
What advice would you give someone who eventually wants to join The Cavaliers?
Put yourself out there. Don't be afraid to give it your all. You need to show up in order to make it. Even if you don't, you have more years to try.
Stay tuned for more installments of Inside the Green Machine!
By Dan Minkel, Marketing Communications Intern
Inside the Green Machine Archive:
May 27, 2012 - CJ McCrory
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.