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 26, Tuesday July 9th
Rehearsal/Show Revision Day
Housing- East Troy HS, Troy, WI



Many thanks to our friends in East Troy for your generosity and hospitality. We hope to see you again soon!
Today is another opportunity to polish the changes we learned yesterday. Just like clockwork; wake, run, stretch and breakfast are knocked off the days timeline. The morning visual block wound down and right at the end the storm came and blackened the sky. The downpour was heavy but brief. All told we lost 30 minutes of rehearsal before lunch. No worries as the sky cleared, the temperature dropped and the humidity was gone. The conditions in the afternoon and evening were even more pleasant than they were in the morning. Another productive day made more positive by the awesome weather. After ensemble was over at 8:30 pm, the corps packed up by 10 pm and we made the 200 mile journey to Iowa!


Protest flags flying in East Troy.

Posted by Fred Morrison on 9th July, 2013 | Comments | Trackbacks
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