TEXAS' LEADING MARCHING & PERFORMING ARTS ORGANIZATION

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The office will be closed November 26-27, 2020. Operating hours return to normal, Monday, November 30, 2020. Stay safe and Happy Holidays!

WHAT IS THE COLLECTIVE?

The Collective is a space where students thrive within a creative and educational environment - no matter your age or instrument of choice. Gain exclusive access to Crossmen’s techniques, exercises and training materials.
Our goal is that, through the basic musical, performance and leadership skills, The Collective is the catalyst for preparing an audition for the Crossmen Drum & Bugle Corps, but also gains you access to what it takes to be a part of the Crossmen Winds and the San Antonio Community Wind Ensemble.
The Collective is driven by our World Class administrative and educational team who are committed to taking your skills to the next level.
With the intention to educate through the basic musical, performance and leadership skills, The Collaborative is the catalyst for preparing an audition for the Crossmen Drum & Bugle Corps, but also gains you access to what it takes to be a part of the Crossmen Winds and the San Antonio Community Wind Ensemble.

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WHO IS THE COLLECTIVE FOR?

The Collective is for the fan, the aspirer, the committed and advanced performer, musician and artists. Anyone with interest or experience with marching band, drum corps, indoor within the realms of brass, percussion or color guard are welcome to join The Collective. Every student has the chance to learn from our World Class educational team. The Collective is a commonplace in which we learn and experience music, performance and pageantry together. It is a place in which students will learn and improve upon their abilities on and off the field.
It's important to note that The Collective is the catalyst to your connection to the drum corps, Crossmen Winds and San Antonio Wind Ensemble.

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HOW DO I AUDITION FOR THE DRUM CORPS?

It starts with The Collective. In order to be considered for the drum corps, you must be formally evaluated through video submissions. This is an additional fee and with this fee comes personal feedback from the caption manager and/or staff. 
NOTE: For those who purchase a higher-level package, you can receive a discount! Coupon to be provided as soon as December 1st.

There are multiple options and opportunities we want to provide every student to feel prepared for the opportunity to become a Crossmen. In order to take the next steps:

  1. Get your education packet (Bronze, Silver or Gold Package) TODAY!
  2. Book private lessons or plan for a formal evaluation this Winter! More information to come.
  3. Attend all classes, lessons and in-person events as asked or required from our educational team.

NEXT: MEMBER CAMPS

Crossmen will not be hosting any in-person experience camps for the remainder of 2020. Any in-person camps are slated for March 2020 and onward. Please be advised that plans can change at any time, but we will do everything to ensure a timely response. As of November 2020, for the sake of safety and control, all in-person camps will be for contract members only. More information will be released after the new year. Please expect that there may be modifications or cancellations due to the current health crisis.

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CAN I AUDITION TO BE A DRUM MAJOR?

Crossmen is actively working on providing you a Drum Major Leadership Camp that will involve formal evaluations. STAY TUNED!

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IS THERE AN AGE REQUIREMENT?

There is no age limit to join The Collective! It is open to all, regardless of age. To join the drum corps, we recommend that students are between the ages of 15-21.

EDUCATORS - Please contact us for discounted prices for your students (5+ students).

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WHAT IS THE AGE-OUT POLICY FOR THE 2021 SEASON?

All students, whether you were contracted, actively auditioning, or still have interested in joining a drum corps AND 2020 was supposed to be your age-out year, you are eligible to march in 2021.
If 2021 is your age-out year, it will remain so.

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WILL THERE BE ANY LIVE, IN-PERSON EVENTS?

Not at this time. With the uncertainty surrounding the timeline for traditional in-person camps, our current (ever changing) plan is for virtual activities ONLY through February 2021. All in-person camps will be by invite only for those who have signed up and continue to actively participate in The Collective. The sooner you sign up, the more likely you are to maximize the value of your experience!

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WHAT IF THE EFFECTS OF THE PANDEMIC MAKE THINGS WORSE?

It’s a reality we are all afraid of, BUT ARE PREPARED FOR. No matter what happens in 2021 and beyond, our mission with the Crossmen, through youth development and music & performance education, is to assist young people in becoming outstanding individuals on and off the field. Although we may focus more heavily on virtual education, individual growth, personal motivation, perseverance and continued developmental skills will be expected from all who join The Collective.

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WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE 2021 SUMMER TOUR?

Information on our annual summer tour is extremely fluid and ever-changing. We ask for your patience and understanding at this time. Know that the season will look extremely different than a traditional one. It will come with many changes, adjustments and requirements not typically mandated. Once we solidify what our modified season looks like we will post all the details.

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I HAVE NEVER MARCHED OR AUDITIONED FOR A DRUM CORPS. WHERE TO START?

The Collective is designed to help introduce drum corps methods and evaluation process to new students within the music, marching and performing arts. You will have an educational experience like no other and you’ll meet the hard working people known as the Crossmen family. 

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