Inside the Green Machine: Andrew Barberi
Monday, May 28th, 2012 - 7:45 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 third-year guard member, Andrew Barberi:
Please tell us your name, hometown and a little about your time with The Cavaliers.
My name is Andrew Barberi, and I'm from Pensacola, Fla. This is my third year with The Cavaliers, and I march with the color guard.
What do you do outside of The Cavaliers?
I am a Pre-Med major at Florida State College at Jacksonville in order to become a reconstructive plastic surgeon. I also teach color guard at Nease High School.
Why did you initially choose The Cavaliers?
I wanted to be a part of the corps because every time I saw The Cavaliers I would get inspired by each members confidence levels on the field.
What inspires you to keep coming back?
The people. Every year there are new faces and personalities, but everyone's amazingly talented and awesome to be around.
What is your all time favorite Cavaliers program?
'Machine' from 2006. It was awesome in every way.
What makes this season unique?
There are a lot of new members, and they have a lot of talent. There are a lot of new faces that I'm getting to know and growing close to.
What do The Cavaliers mean to you personally?
They're a family. It's not just about performing here, it's a bonding experience. I've met people from all over the world that I can connect with after tour and have a meaningful conversation whenever I need to.
What advice would you give someone who eventually wants to join The Cavaliers?
Never give up. Even if you don't make it on your first try; take the advice they give you and work on it for when you come back.
Stay tuned for more installments of Inside the Green Machine!
By Dan Minkel, Marketing Communications Intern
Inside the Green Machine Archive:
May 27, 2012 - Andrew Rhebergen
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.