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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 43-Adairsville HS - Adairsville, GA- Jolesch Photo Day- Rehearsal Day


Sunday, July 31th 2011- Crossmen Tour 37 "renewal" Day 43-Adairsville HS - Jolesch Photo Day / Rehearsal Day

We had a leisurely morning at Crossmen Camp-Adairsville. After mass I walked around the campus to see and feel the quiet peacefulness of a beautiful Sunday morning. The members were up at 9 but took their time coming to breakfast in smaller waves. This morning Mike from Jolesch Photography is taking the photos for our yearbook that is distributed at the banquet in December. Joe and Audi assign times by section so that the process is manageable.Photos were finished by noon. The cymbals performed their skit in the auditorium prior to lunch. After lunch we headed out to rehearsal in order to polish the changes from last week and clean the balance of the show. The horn line is full for the first time all summer as injuries have healed or holes were filled by members picked up along the way. It sure makes a difference in the forms when all 80 horns are on the field and the battery is at full strength. I can't get over how clean things are looking. The Atlanta Regional and the preparation prior to it made a huge difference. After EPL at 9:30 pm the convoy heads to Sevierville, TN at 11.

A special "Thank You" to Adairsville band director, Kevin Brown, the Adairsville coaching staff and the Adairsville administration for three productive days at your campus. Everyone was very friendly and welcoming. Your hospitality is second to none. We really enjoyed having the band, football team and neighbors from the surrounding area at our rehearsals. We hope to see you again soon!

Posted by Fred Morrison on 31st July, 2011 | Comments | Trackbacks
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