TEXAS' LEADING MARCHING & PERFORMING ARTS ORGANIZATION

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THE COLLECTIVE

Welcome to 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.

CROSSMEN DRUM & BUGLE CORPS

Join The Collective to receive exclusive news and materials for the 2020-2021 season. Joining The Collective gains you access to our World Class staff of educators and is your primary means of starting your journey with the Crossmen Drum & Bugle Corps!

STEP 1

WE WANNA GET TO KNOW YOU

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STEP 2

PURCHASE A PLAN

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TOOLS & MATERIALS

Sign up to be a part of The Collective in your way! Receive Crossmen’s materials, tools and next steps in learning how to earn an exclusive spot with the drum corps!

MUSIC & MATERIALS

The Collective provides all registered students the tools to learn the fundamentals, warm-ups, techniques that are unique to the Crossmen. Later this winter, visual and movement techniques will be provided to all those registered.

EXCLUSIVE FOOTAGE

As a part of The Collective, registrants will have exclusive access to instructional videos that provide in-depth analysis of musical and visual technique. Receive exclusive access videos, performance clips, and rehearsal content from the Crossmen vault.

EVALUATION & FEEDBACK

Your first step to becoming a part of the World Class marching arts, and specifically a member of the Crossmen, is to strengthen your mind and body. Receive regular personalized feedback on your progress from our educational staff through private lessons, seminars, assessments, and live meetings.

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

What do you want your experience to look like? You have options! Are you looking to familiarize yourself with Crossmen Fundamentals? Are you ready to take it to the next level? The Collective provides you the option to choose what path you want to take.

Bronze Packet - $100
Includes:

  • Unique, Crossmen Education materials. Receive the program materials (PDF) upon purchase
  • Brass, Battery & Front Ensemble Education Programs are available TODAY!
  • Color Guard & Visual Programs will come this winter!
  • Video Audition fee $50 is separate and will be posted on the store by Monday, November 30th. Be sure to contact your caption manager to set up a Video Audition.

Silver Packet - $175
Includes:

  • Unique, Crossmen Education Materials. Receive the program materials (PDF) upon purchase.
  • Receive ONE personalized private lesson with one of our World Class Instructors. After purchase, Crossmen Administration will contact you separately to arrange your private lesson.
  • Invited to exclusive monthly (or more) master classes where you will get familiarized with the Crossmen Design Team, Caption Managers, & Administration
  • Ready to take it a step further on your journey to become a Crossmen Drum Corps member? Your audition fee is included! Contact your Caption Manager to take the next steps!

Gold Packet - $225 BEST DEAL
Includes:

  • Unique, Crossmen Education Materials. Receive the program materials (PDF) upon purchase.
  • Receive THREE personalized private lessons with one of our World Class Instructors. After purchase, Crossmen Administration will contact you separately to arrange your private lesson.
  • Invited to exclusive monthly (or more) master classes where you will get familiarized with the Crossmen Design Team, Caption Managers, & Administration
  • Receive exclusive access to additional instructional & entertainment content.
  • Ready to take it a step further on your journey to become a Crossmen Drum Corps member? Your audition fee is included! Contact your Caption Manager to take the next steps!

MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON FOR THE FOLLOWING:
• Drum Major Packets & Leadership Content •
• Video Audition Fee •
• A La Carte Private Lessons •

IMPORTANT NOTE: To audition for the Crossmen is to understand that the 2021 season is going to be significantly different than any other Summer programming - The experience will be different; The places we will be able to go will be different; The way in which we conduct day-to-day and competitive life will change. To audition for the Crossmen is to understand that this season is a bridge to the 2022 and beyond and will require every student's patience and understanding as we navigate through modifications, changes and cancellations along the way.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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.

WHAT'S NEXT?

NEXT STEP

Joining The Collective is just a part of your path to the Crossmen Drum Corps. In order to be considered for the drum corps, you must purchase your education packet and be formally evaluated (auditions) through video submissions. This is an additional fee for the Bronze package, but is included in the Silver and Gold packages. With this fee comes personal feedback from the Caption Manager and/or instructional staff. 

Video Audition fees will be posted by Monday, November 30th. Be sure to contact your caption manager to set up a video audition.

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.

HOW DO I AUDITION FOR THE CROSSMEN?

It starts with The Collective. 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 your audition this Winter! More information to come. Be sure to contact your caption manager to set up a video audition. Video Audition fees will be posted by Monday, November 30th.
  3. Attend all classes, lessons and in-person events as asked or required from our educational team.

IMPORTANT NOTE: To audition for the Crossmen is to understand that the 2021 season is going to be significantly different than any other Summer programming - The experience will be different; The places we will be able to go will be different; The way in which we conduct day-to-day and competitive life will change. To audition for the Crossmen is to understand that this season is a bridge to the 2022 and beyond and will require every student's patience and understanding as we navigate through modifications, changes and cancellations along the way.

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).

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!

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.

WHAT IF THE PANDEMIC MAKES 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.

IS MY PURCHASE REFUNDABLE?

Because of the nature of the purchase - receiving the physical packet with receipt - all sales are final and non-refundable. If you have any major concerns or issues, we would be happy to help navigate the problem with you. Please CONTACT US.

HOW DO LESSONS WORK?

Private lessons come with the Silver and Gold packages. If you purchased the Bronze package or you would like more lessons, they will be made available a la carte by November 30, 2020.

Once you purchase the lessons via Silver package, Gold package or a la carte, your lessons will be scheduled once your payment has processed. Please allow up to 24 hours for the automated email to be sent. NOTE: It will be sent to the email used in the store. 

You will be partnered up with a professional, world class instructor based on your instrument. If you want a particular instructor OR if you have any additional questions, please contact scheduling@crossmen.org.