Inside the Green Machine: Scotty Flores
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 - 12:50 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, Scotty Flores:
Please tell us your name, hometown and a little about your time with The Cavaliers.
My name is Scotty Flores, and I'm from El Paso, Texas. This is my first year as a member of The Cavaliers, and I march with the color guard.
What do you do outside of The Cavaliers?
I'm just graduating high school, where I was very involved. I'm going to Cornish College of the Arts for Dance.
Why did you initially choose The Cavaliers?
I've loved the prestige that The Cavaliers carries. Their performances were amazing and they always went full out. I wanted to be a part of that.
What is your all time favorite Cavaliers program?
'XtraordinarY' from 2011. It was intense - the characters were awesome, and the choreography really amazed me.
What makes this season unique?
The show itself has a very unique theme. It has a suave style to it which makes it exciting and different.
What do The Cavaliers mean to you personally?
It's a stepping stone that helps me grow as an artist and performer. I'm realizing that it's a lot of hard work, but it's still very fun.
What advice would you give someone who eventually wants to join The Cavaliers?
Just be confident. Confidence is key here. You can't be afraid of choreography, to perform, or to make friends with people. Have a lot of confidence, and be strong.
Stay tuned for more installments of Inside the Green Machine!
By Dan Minkel, Marketing Communications Intern
Inside the Green Machine Archive:
May 31, 2012 - Andrew Smit
May 31, 2012 - Sam Carlberg
May 30, 2012 - Thor Schumacher
May 30, 2012 - Tyler Zastrow
May 28, 2012 - Max Monsivaiz
May 28, 2012 - Andrew Barberi
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.