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Nick Putnam

Crossmen Corps Director

Nick Putnam serves as the Corps Director of the Crossmen Drum & Bugle Corps and a Development Lead for Crossmen Productions.

Nick has an extensive background in the marching arts as a performer, educator, and administrator. He marched six seasons of drum corps which include three years with the Spokane Thunder and three years with the Madison Scouts. 

After his age-out season, Nick returned back to the Madison Scouts where he served in various administrative roles including Assistant Director. In addition to his operational responsibilities, he co-developed and implemented the curriculum for the Madison Scouts leadership program, Forward Leadership. Nick has facilitated numerous leadership clinics at the University of Texas - Arlington as well as many high schools around the country.  Nick also lived in Southern California where he worked as a visual designer and instructor for multiple high school marching bands and was the Assistant Director for Pulse Percussion. 

Nick then moved to Madison, WI, to serve as the Development Director for Forward Performing Arts (FPA) and the Madison Scouts. In his role, Nick focused on fundraising efforts guiding the organization to achieve a record level of giving as well as developing websites for FPA and all of its programs.

Nick has an unwavering passion for the marching arts and is dedicated to increasing opportunities for more students to be involved in the activity.

Nick is looking forward to the opportunity to serve the Crossmen to create the best possible experience for its members and to empower students to become the best version of themselves.

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