Eddy Falcon a native of New York City began his drum corps career at the age of 11 with a local Division 2/3 corps called The Cadets of New York City. He marched four seasons with the corps before joining the DCA circuit, where he played trumpet and mellophone with The Bushwackers (Hackensack, NJ) and later, The Syracuse Brigadiers (Syracuse, NY). After getting a taste of the activity, Falcon went on to march with The Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps (Allentown, PA) for the 2006 and 2007 seasons.
The following year, Eddy spent time as a freelance trumpeter in NYC, gigging and playing in a few Broadway shows throughout the city. During that time, he was cast to join the Tony and Emmy award-winning show, “Blast”. Falcon has done multiple tours with “Blast” including a U.S. national tour and a tour of Asia. His roles included trumpet, piccolo trumpet, mellophone, flugelhorn, conducting, didgeridoo, snare drum, and auxiliary percussion instruments.
When not on tour with “Blast”, Eddy was a part of another theatrical production, “DRUMLine LIVE”. At DRUMLine he played both brass and percussion instruments. His role also involved different styles of dancing and singing. Falcon has been involved with both “Blast!” and “DRUMLine LIVE” since 2008 and has had the opportunity to tour the United States, Japan, and Korea multiple times with the companies.
Falcon’s previous drum corps teaching experience includes The Boston Crusaders visual staff (2010-2013), The Madison Scouts brass staff (2014), The Cadets visual staff (2009 and 2015), and again with the Boston Crusaders (2016-2017).
Eddy currently lives in South Florida and is a full-time Customer Experience Designer for the Flex Seal Event Marketing team. He’s also one of the show designers and the Artistic Director for the WGI Independent World group, STRYKE Percussion (Palm Beach, FL.). Falcon is an active drill writer, consultant and instructor for various groups across the country and he is very excited to be coming back home to The Cadets for the 2020 season!