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 35, Friday, July 20th


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

Today is a rehearsal day at Canyon High School in New Braunfels. We are very grateful to our hosts at Canyon including Crossmen Program Consultant, Jaime Alvarez-Calderon and his wife Kara. Jaime filled the role of Program Coordinator in 2011 and has continued to be a great sounding board for Ed Devlin and the Crossmen creative team. Jaime and Kara also host a few of our creative team in their home while we are staying at Canyon. They have gone above and beyond with their hospitality. Al Chez and Chuck Naffier are in town for the DCI South West Regional and are two of Jaime's house guests.

I am not at the school but am playing hookie today with Maureen and Erik. We go to the movies and out for a meal doing a couple of regular people things. I still feel the pull of the corps and miss seeing all of the families as they had a special treat for all of the members and volunteers. Joe reported that e had a great turnout of families and friends. They provided a special snack for the members and Joe set up a Crossmen version of a movie night showing some Crossmen footage from this season to the delight of everyone.

Lights out and well welcomed rest on the floor for everyone. Good night Crossmen! Big day tomorrow!

Posted by Fred Morrison on 20th July, 2012 | Comments | Trackbacks
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