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 3


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


We are very fortunate to have many band director friends in Texas and around the country. Crossmen parent and band director Arnie Lawson, went out of his way to find us a stopping point to rehearse and rest as we made our way to our first show of the 2012 season in Martin, TN. We were able to enjoy his hospitality a second night when there were some problems with our destination housing site in Martin. Summer is a busy time for school districts and Martin, TN is no stranger to construction and school year prep work. We were asked to delay our arrival 24 hours until things could be sorted out. Arnie was more than willing to make that happen for us.

Another bonus to our extended stay in Texarkana was a visit by Texarkana Gazette Business Reporter, Kristie Avery. Kristi was a band mom and is familiar with drum corps and DCI. She spent a big chunk of her day learning about Crossmen, our history, summer tour and the reason for our Texarkana visit. The next day the Texarkana Gazette had a front page article about Crossmen with some great rehearsal photographs. We had a bunch of visitors taking in the "Fragile" eXperience after the appearance in the paper.

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