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For 40 years, the Crossmen have enriched and shaped the lives of young musicians through music education and the performing arts. The 2014 Drum Corps International summer tour represents Crossmen's 40th competitive season. Follow along as Crossmen Executive Director and Corps Director, Fred Morrison, records the daily highlights of the Crossmen Alma Gitana Tour.


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Crossmen Tour 37 "renewal" Day 8


Suitland HS-Arlington Show Day Saturday, June 25th

The tour is going amazingly smooth in its early stages. We are very impressed with our member leaders and the Crossmen membership as a whole. The work ethic, display of responsibility and overall willingness to help and support each other in all endeavors is a thing of beauty. This group has bonded quicker than any of the five years I have personally witnessed. They are having a blast. The number of performances in front of large audiences has been their reward.

The stands at Arlington are packed pretty much to capacity. Their reception for the Crossmen is second to none. Even though we go on first the crowd is on its feet after our show. The number of mid-show ovations is remarkable. I think we have accomplished our mission of having music that engages the audience.

Crossmen are able to give the audience an additional treat as we are asked to do the encore tonight. I believe it has been over two years since we have had this privlige. Crossmen rocked the house with "Twin Peeks", "renewal" and Russian. It appeared that the entire crowd stayed to hear us in action and they were on their feet at the encore's conclusion. What a great experience for our members and the audience.

Time to pack up and head for New Jersey! No sitting still for the Crossmen 2011!

Posted by Fred Morrison on 25th June, 2011 | Comments | Trackbacks
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