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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2013 Crossmen Protest Tour


Day 14, Thursday June 27th
Rehearsal Day- Alexandria- Monroe HS



Our run through at Alexandria-Monroe HS at the end of our rehearsal day.
We had relatively smooth ride @225 miles north on Interstate 69 to our Muncie area housing site for a rehearsal day and show day. Our hosts at the Alexandria-Monroe HS made us feel right at home. It is always good to have a day and a half where the fleet doesn't have to move in order to get everyone refreshed. Today will also bring another remote Bones Tour Report. Our host/ board member, Mark Purnell anchored the 20 minute report with Joe, Joel and I filling in the color commentary for the week since the last report. You can listen to the internet broadcast live and live chat with Mark and the guests or stream later or download the archived episodes as a podcast for later.The web address is: http://www.spreaker.com/show/the_crossmen_show_aka_bones_hour . The program usually gives a behind the scenes feel for our life on the road with Crossmen.

We are able to get a great day of work. The show improvement is progressing nicely. The competition this summer has been pretty fun to watch with corps swapping positions each night. The first regional in Minneapolis ought to be a dogfight!

We show the Evansville performance on the side of the food trailer while the corps is eating snack. After 6 times it was time put that stuff away. The members would watch it all night if we continued to loop the show. Lights out brings another quiet night. We will get some solid sleep tonight.

Posted by Fred Morrison on 27th June, 2013 | Comments | Trackbacks
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