Inside the Green Machine: Kenneth Mariņa
Wednesday, June 13th, 2012 - 7:03 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 second-year trumpet player, Kenneth Mariņa:
Please tell us your name, hometown and a little about your time with The Cavaliers.
My name is Kenneth Mariņa, and I'm from Copperas Cove, Texas. This is my second year with The Cavaliers, and I play trumpet.
What do you do outside of The Cavaliers?
I am a Music Education major at the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Why did you initially choose The Cavaliers?
At college, I'm part of a fraternity where my brothers had marched in The Cavaliers in 2007 and 2008. They were great influences on me wanting to march and continue the tradition.
What is your all time favorite Cavaliers program?
'007' from 2004. It was the first show I had ever seen at DCI San Antonio when I was 13 years old. The Cavaliers really made the night exciting. From that point onward I had made my mind up that I was going to march with them.
What makes this season unique?
It's my last season marching, and my last chance to get everything right. I'm building bonds with a lot of people so that when I see them later in life, we can look back on our marching days and be happy.
What do The Cavaliers mean to you personally?
The things I've learned and encountered with The Cavaliers are things that I can't find anywhere else. It's been a dream of mine to march here ever since I was 13. My experience here has been a dream come true. I'm glad to have found brotherhood and a strong bond with the members that are here.
What advice would you give someone who eventually wants to join The Cavaliers?
Don't give up on your dream, and fulfill your goals. Never settle for anything other than what YOU want to do. You are able to achieve your goals, and you can achieve them!
Stay tuned for more installments of Inside the Green Machine!
By Dan Minkel, Marketing Communications Intern
Inside the Green Machine Archive:
June 12, 2012- Pat Furlo
June 12, 2012- Joe Kulick
June 12, 2012- Rick Drewry
June 11, 2012- Kyle Ludwig
June 11, 2012- Manny Silveyra
June 10, 2012- Zach Smith
June 10, 2012- Patrick Regan
June 9, 2012- Peter Siepiora
June 9, 2012- Shintaro Nakagawa
June 8, 2012- Tyler Easterling
June 8, 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.