Fan of the Week: Matthew Fultz
Friday, August 3rd, 2012 - 1:17 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 Matthew Fultz!
1. Please state your name, age and hometown (and Twitter handle, if you have one).
My name is Matthew Fultz. I am 16 years old and Elkton, Kentucky is my home.- @Matthew16Fultz
2. How long have you been a Fan of The Cavaliers?
I’ve been a fan since my 6th grade year when I first started watching small clips of what DCI was, not fully understanding the amazing power The Cavaliers had. I finally joined marching band my 8th grade year (2010) giving me the opportunity to watch “Mad World” live in action. Since then every year I’m in the stands up on my feet ready for The Cavaliers to BRING IT.
3. What is your favorite Cavalier program and why?
“Mad World” has to be one of my favorites, although all of their shows are amazing, Mad World showed that The Cavaliers are not just guys that sit there and play the music, they are people who go out there and put their hearts on the field. The music, drill and visual effects in the show blew my mind. This show was only the start of the beginning of my Cavalier fan days.
4. What music/show would you like to see The Cavaliers perform?
Honestly, I would really enjoy a “Suspense” kind of theme. Not knowing what’s going on is simply stupefying. I mean it would have people on the edge of their seats, with racing hearts. A show with a bit of a surprise would have everyone on their knees begging for more. And as I stated above I really do believe it would be inconceivable to sit and watch an amazing corps perform music, visuals, and all together a show that no one is prepared for.
5. Are you making it to a drum corps show this summer? If so, which one(s)?
Of course!! I’ve been to shows in Louisville, Kentucky; Martin, Tennessee; Murfreesboro, Tennessee(At which I got to listen to The Cavaliers astonishing sounds from the middle of the warm up circle). I plan on going to finals in Indianapolis, Indiana.
6. What do The Cavaliers mean to you?
The Cavaliers mean more then any words I have can describe. They’re my idols, they’re my inspiration, They’re the reason I live for band. They’ve taught me not to stop at good enough, that if I miss the moon reach out and grab a star. They show that winners are losers who got up and gave it just one more try, they are the reason I push myself in everything I do, they are the reason I have hope, the reason I dream.
My dream thus far is to eventually get my opportunity to become part of a corps that inspire others as they already do me. I hope that soon enough I’ll be marching side by side some of the guys that made me the person I am today. But until auditions, I’ll just be cheering the guys on.
Matthew - 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:
July 27, 2012 - Laurinda Webb
July 20, 2012 - Kane Brantley
July 13, 2012 - Alexandra Doyle
July 6, 2012 - Ashlee Mancuso
June 22, 2012 - Jameson
June 22, 2012 - Mollie Johnson
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.