Inside the Green Machine: Graham Delafield
Wednesday, June 6th, 2012 - 11:48 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 mellophone player, Graham Delafield:
Please tell us your name, hometown and a little about your time with The Cavaliers.
My name is Graham Delafield, and I'm from Oklahoma City, Okla. This is my first year with The Cavaliers, and I march mellophone.
What do you do outside of The Cavaliers?
I'm a Music Major going into my second year at Oklahoma University.
Why did you initially choose The Cavaliers?
I was always anxious to try out for drum corps, but I had a friend who marched The Cavaliers in 2011 who really inspired me to audition. His advise and stories of his experiences with the corps really helped push me to come here.
What is your all time favorite Cavaliers program?
'Frameworks' from 2002 or '007' from 2004. The shows were very different for their time periods. Each show did a lot that was new and inventive.
What makes this season unique?
There are a lot of twists to our rehearsals that are going to carry into the show. The staff is working really hard to push us to our potential.
What do The Cavaliers mean to you personally?
They're an organization of young men that come together to achieve a common goal. We're not just here to win, but to devote a summer to create a show and perform it for others.
What advice would you give someone who eventually wants to join The Cavaliers?
Don't be afraid to try out, even if you don't make it the first time. You can always come back and it's worth the experience.
Stay tuned for more installments of Inside the Green Machine!
By Dan Minkel, Marketing Communications Intern
Inside the Green Machine Archive:
June 7, 2012- Travis Barzee
June 6, 2012 - Zach McCullough
June 5, 2012 - Hill Scott
June 4, 2012 - Nick Dickinson
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.