Inside the Green Machine: Tyler Easterling
Friday, June 8th, 2012 - 6:55 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 trumpet player, Tyler Easterling:
Please tell us your name, hometown and a little about your time with The Cavaliers.
My name is Tyler Easterling, and I'm from Pensacola, Fla. This is my first year with The Cavaliers, and I march trumpet.
What do you do outside of The Cavaliers?
I'm going to Florida State University for Music Education. I also work with high school bands in my area.
Why did you initially choose The Cavaliers?
The Cavaliers have always stuck out to me - they've never had a dull moment. Ever since I saw 'The Planets' on video in the 9th grade, I've kept up with the corps and they've been my favorite.
What is your all time favorite Cavaliers program?
'Spin Cycle' from 2003. The music was very different, and the show was uniquely memorable. I liked that the concept carried through the whole show - especially how the ending mimicked the beginning in reverse.
What makes this season unique?
The show is going to start new trends in DCI. It almost feels like we are 'breaking the rules' of drum corps with what we're putting on the field. I don't think anyone's going to expect what this show is going to do.
What do The Cavaliers mean to you personally?
When I first saw The Cavaliers, my friends and I thought that they were superstars. We were considered 'cool' if we even KNEW someone who marched DCI. I've wanted to be a part of The Cavaliers through my entire life- especially after seeing 'Mad World' live in 2010, and being able to march this season is amazing. I never thought I could march with such a great group. This experience has been a great reward for a lot of hard work.
What advice would you give someone who eventually wants to join The Cavaliers?
You need to find someone who's marched The Cavaliers before, they'll be able to answer your questions and give you a good idea of what you need to be ready. Take care of yourself physically and mentally before you audition so you can be ready for the challenge.
Stay tuned for more installments of Inside the Green Machine!
By Dan Minkel, Marketing Communications Intern
Inside the Green Machine Archive:
June 7, 2012- Davis Smith
June 7, 2012- Graham Delafield
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.