Inside the Green Machine: Nick Dickinson
Monday, June 4th, 2012 - 7:59 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 first-year euphonium player, Nick Dickinson:
Please tell us your name, hometown and a little about your time with The Cavaliers.
My name is Nicholas Dickinson, and I'm from Orlando, Fla. This is my first year with The Cavaliers, and I march euphonium.
What do you do outside of The Cavaliers?
I just graduated from high school, and I'm planning on going to Tennessee Tech University for Music Education.
Why did you initially choose The Cavaliers?
I really fell in love with 'XtraordinarY' from last summer, and was in awe of many of The Cavaliers past shows - I realized that I really wanted to march and be a part of them.
What is your all time favorite Cavaliers program?
Either 'Frameworks' from 2002 or 'XtraordinarY' from 2011. They're both so 'out-of-the-box' and no other corps has been able to imitate their styles.
What makes this season unique?
The show seems a lot faster-paced and there are a lot of new design ideas being implemented to make this season unique.
What do The Cavaliers mean to you personally?
It's a very unique group of guys to be around. I can't wait to learn more about the organization throughout the season.
What advice would you give someone who eventually wants to join The Cavaliers?
Just audition. A lot of people think that they'll audition when they're ready and practiced, but you don't know what you've got until you come and try out. Just come and audition - it's the best advice I can give.
Stay tuned for more installments of Inside the Green Machine!
By Dan Minkel, Marketing Communications Intern
Inside the Green Machine Archive:
June 4, 2012 - Stephen Jusko
June 3, 2012 - Zach Tessling
June 3, 2012 - Carlos Sauceda
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.