Andrew Campbell, Bass

Reveille has provided me with a connection to Tucson that I have been longing for since I moved here.

When were you born? January 16, 1977

Where did you grow up? West Palm Beach, Florida. 

When did you move to Tucson? I arrived here on June 5, 2008.  That was a very long drive from Miami (where I was living before I moved here).  Luckily, I did it over 6 days and stayed with some friends along the way.  One of those friends helped me drive the last leg of that trip through never-ending west Texas.

What brought you to Tucson? My current job brought me to Tucson.  Having lived my entire life in Florida, I was looking to live in a different state. However, this area of the country was not even on my radar when I was in the beginning stages of my job search.  I am so glad fate led me here to Tucson!

What do you do for a living?  I’m an Assistant Director for Residential Education with Residence Life at the University of Arizona.  I supervise the Community Directors that oversee the residence halls in the northern part of the campus. 

How long have you been with Reveille?  I am beginning my third year!

What motivated you to join?  I was actually recruited by Scott Schoen at Woody’s.  We happened to be chatting, and he told me about Reveille.  I hadn’t done any choral singing since my freshman year of college, but I really enjoyed it when I did it and enjoyed singing in general.  Then, I went to Brad Brockman’s house for the Color Purple party and met the other members. That pretty much sealed the deal.

What keeps you coming back? The members of Reveille keep me coming back.  I really feel like I belong.  Reveille has also provided me with a connection to Tucson that I have been longing for since I moved here.

Have things changed much since you joined? Again, being in Reveille has allowed me to have that connection to Tucson I was hoping for.  I will admit I wasn’t fond of Tucson at first, and now I want to stay in Tucson as long as I can.

If you could pick any song for Reveille to sing what would it be? I would love for Reveille to do a song from the musical “Rent.”  If I had to pick one, I would probably have to go with the title song.

What is your fondest Reveille memory so far? I would have to say this past spring when Reveille sang with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. That was an amazing experience. 

When you were a little boy what did you dream of being when you grew up?  At first a teacher, mainly because so many people in my life, including my mother, were teachers. Then as a teen, that dream changed from teacher to engineer.  I ended up in Higher Education, but I have my bachelors in industrial engineering. So I guess I mixed a little bit of both dreams.

When you’re not at work or singing with Reveille what do you like to do for fun? After about a 4 year hiatus, I started running again two years ago (completed my 1st half-marathon in last year).  And then on Saturdays and Sundays in the fall, I am usually in front of a TV or at a bar with friends watching college and pro football.

What's your favorite place to hang-out here in Tucson? Well, it used to be Woody’s before they closed. I’ll also hit up RA Sushi and Claim Jumper during Happy Hour.

What's your favorite movie?  I love horror films; I started watching them as a little boy--with my mother actually.  I would say it is a toss-up between “Scream” and “Saw” (the first ones).

Besides choral music, what kind of music do you enjoy listening to?  R&B, Hip-Hop, Rock.  Just depends what I am in the mood for.

What's your biggest regret? I regret the years I spent lying to myself about being gay. Once I stopped, I was much happier person.

What really pisses you off? People who use the Bible to justify their hatred and prejudice toward other people. There are other things that piss me off, but that is at the top of the list.

What's your best asset? The energy that I bring when I am performing in Reveille shows.

If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be? I wish I was more spontaneous in my personal life.  I am someone who needs to plan everything out in advance.  Wish I could break away from that more often.

If you could go back in time and change one decision you made when you were younger what would that be? Some of the style choices I made in the early 90’s, LOL.  Then again, I am probably not the only one who feels that way!

If you could choose one person (any person living or dead) to spend an evening with who would that be? Chris Meloni from Law & Order: SVU and Oz (and I think the reason is obvious! J).

If you won the lottery tomorrow how would it change about the way you live (besides donating tons of cash to Reveille)? Besides donating to Reveille J, I would donate tons of cash to other charities (mostly around cancer and HIV/AIDS).  I would also do a lot more traveling.

Who do you admire the most?  My mother, without a doubt.  Even though, I lost her to colon cancer 17 years ago, I still look back and admire the strength, courage, grace and wisdom she had.

Any parting words you’d care to share? Looking forward to another great year with Reveille!