Fan of the Week: Mollie Johnson
Friday, June 22nd, 2012 - 4:29 PM
By Dan Minkel
Every Friday, The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps will be featuring a Fan of the Week for our Fan Fridays effort! Young, old, far and wide - our incredible fans are at the center why we do what we do! This week, let's meet Mollie Johnson!
1. Please state your name, age and hometown (and Twitter handle, if you have one).
My name is Mollie Johnson, and I am from Ringgold, Ga. I am fifteen years of age and my Twitter handle is @nosnhojeillom!
2. How long have you been a Fan of The Cavaliers?
I have been a fan of The Cavaliers for a year this week. I saw them at my first drum corps experience - DCI at the Movies - last year! XtraordinarY is the show that started my love of drum corps! That doesn't sound very long, and it isn't, but I have gone from painting my nails like the uniform to making Cavalier cookies. I really am a fan.
3. What is your favorite Cavalier program and why?
My favorite show from The Cavaliers was probably "Mad World" from 2010. Everything from the music to the body movements were awesome. "Machine" is another favorite!
4. What music/show would you like to see The Cavaliers perform?
I feel like suggesting anything less than amazing would be a disgrace. Keep on with the crazy things that come out of nowhere. Everything you're doing has truly brought in an audience of people who have been watching DCI perform from thirty minutes to thirty years.
5. Are you making it to a drum corps show this summer? If so, which one(s)?
Yes!! The Southeastern Championships in Atlanta!!! Planning on purchasing large amounts of Cavaliers merchandise there as well!
6. What do The Cavaliers mean to you?
The Cavaliers are a freaking awesome drum corps that strive for perfection in performance and are visually insane, which is what really captures the audience. My band director marched with The Cavaliers for three years, and it really shows how they impacted his life long after he aged out.
If I never went to the movies to see what DCI was really about, I am not sure I would have the love that I do for The Cavaliers or even marching itself. I obviously wasn't very far into a marching career when I saw all of those legends and those guys playing upside down, but it really encouraged me and a lot of freshmen just getting into this activity to aspire higher.
Mollie - Thanks for letting us get to know you just a little better during Fan Fridays!
CAVALIER NATION: If YOU would like to be featured on a future Fan Friday, look for a post on our official Facebook and Twitter fan pages!
Fan of the Week Archive:
June 15, 2012 - Tyler Adelman
June 8, 2012 - Erin Holtz
June 1, 2012 - Abraham Moreno
May 25, 2012 - Sarah Shepherd
August 5, 2011 - Erica Hylemon
July 29, 2011 - Andrew Poland
July 22, 2011 - Jessica Graves
July 15, 2011 - Breeanna Menendez
July 8, 2011 - Hillot Rogers
July 1, 2011 - Thomas Stone
June 24, 2011 - Ethan Conrad
June 17, 2011 - Nina Kiritsis
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.