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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Fragile Tour Blog-2012 Crossmen presented by Gotta Go Trailways.com- Day 27, Thursday, July 12th


Fragile Tour Blog - 2012 Crossmen presented by Gotta Go Trailways.com

We are well rested and ready go go today. Our September plan has worked to our benefit. The business of a show day today is understood by all. The quiet confidence this corps has demonstrated all summer is still evident. After ensemble we ea,t pack and load up in order to head to the show site in Salem. The ride is a little over two miles. That is a welcome change to some. Others like to use the time when the ride is longer to catch a cat nap and clear their minds before they walk on the field.

We are early to warm ups so the corps has time to relax and prepare. We arrive at the gate ready to go. It's Game Time! We receive a warm greeting from  the packed grandstands. The crowd returned the energy the corps gave with their performance tonight. At the conclusion they umped to their feet in unison and applauded until after the corps trooped the stands and made our way out of the tight gate and up the hill out of the stadium. It is the warmest reward we have received all season. Thanks to Rick and the Phantom Regiment for hosting another great DCI show.

Time to head for Owatonna, MN!

Posted by Fred Morrison on 12th July, 2012 | Comments | Trackbacks
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