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Matthew McGarvey is thankful and honored to join The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps this upcoming year.

McGarvey marched contra in Carolina Crown in 2012 and from 2014 to 2016. During his time with the corp, he was a part of two brass lines that received both the Jim Ott and John Brazale award.

He has a bachelor’s degree in tuba performance and with a minor in business from the University of Central Florida. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in tuba performance as well as working as a graduate teaching assistant at the University of South Florida. Previously, he was the visual caption head at University High School in Orlando, Fla.

If he isn’t too busy playing polka at local German restaurants, McGarvey is teaching both visual and brass techniques at local high school bands in the area.