Inside the Green Machine: Carlos Sauceda
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 - 9:51 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 euphonium player, Carlos Sauceda:
Please tell us your name, hometown and a little about your time with The Cavaliers.
My name is Carlos Sauceda, and I'm from Brownsville, Texas. This is my third year with The Cavaliers, and I march euphonium.
What do you do outside of The Cavaliers?
I go to school for Music Education and Performance at Texas A&M University at Kingsville.
Why did you initially choose The Cavaliers?
I was a huge fan to begin with. They were the first corps that I saw when I was in high school. I went to DCI San Antonio in 2006, where I saw 'Machine' live. I instantly fell in love, and wanted to audition.
What inspires you to keep coming back?
After marching, I found that the brotherhood here was incredible. I don't have any brothers back home, so The Cavaliers are very a special group for me.
What is your all time favorite Cavaliers program?
It used to be 'Machine' from 2006, but after I researched the corps more I found that I really liked 'Niagara Falls' from 2000.
What makes this season unique?
This is my age-out season, and I want to get the most out of it. Everyone's working really well together and rolling with instructions.
What do The Cavaliers mean to you personally?
I share a special bond with my friends here, even though we're only together for the summer. I enjoy getting to know everyone and making great friendships.
What advice would you give someone who eventually wants to join The Cavaliers?
Don't think that you're not good enough to make it. I put off auditioning for a few years, and I really regret it. It's a dream come true, and if you really want to march here, go for it!
Stay tuned for more installments of Inside the Green Machine!
By Dan Minkel, Marketing Communications Intern
Inside the Green Machine Archive:
June 2, 2012 - Russell Wharton
June 1, 2012 - Scotty Flores
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.