CROSSMEN PRODUCTIONS INC

Rating: 4.88 stars   82 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: 27 San Isidro Frederick Morrison San Antonio TX 78261 USA

Mission: We are committed to teaching our members the life skills they need to succeed through music education and performance.
2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 4 stars  

The Crossmen is an organization for young people. Not only is it wonderful for making young people excel in the arts it also builds self discipline and promote Scholarship in music and dance. As an organization it prepares the younger generation for the future life's unseen up's and downs

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Not this organization but groups like this

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Crossmen is an enlightening organization for young people. Not only is it wonderful for making young people excel in the arts it also builds self discipline and promotes the realization of self potential.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

performance, endurance, self discilpine, and self potential.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not change a thing.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

What is unique about this organization?

It is supports a rare form of the arts.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 5 stars  

Crossmen is a wonderful organization for kids to learn more and to become more divulged in the drum corps activity.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My work ethic, musical aptitude, and leadership skills

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Be consistent as far as staff is concerned

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Crossmen are a great organization that have provided valuable education many youths throughout the years. I look forward to seeing what their program puts out for the public every year.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the context of several shows over the last decade of my involvement in the drum corps activity.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not at this time, as their organization has put in place several changes (for the better) for this season, and I would like to see how those changes benefit them before making any more changes.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Crossmen experience provides memories that last a life time. To this day (31 years after my first day) my memories are vivid and irreplacable!! The long days of hard work that end in the thrill of competition and satisfaction of achievement builds character in all participants. The bonds of frienship are everlasting!!!!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I marched from 1980 thru 1982

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

provide the best equipment available.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Crossmen has helped me become the best person i could ever have to thought to have become. They guide artists of all kinds of the visual arts to the arts of music and bring us all together to make us a family to move as a unit and become better humans. Without the Crossmen i would have never known how strong i really was mentally or physically. I owe a great deal to the Crossmen for making me who i am today.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My mentality and the experience i have now to teach children the art of colorguard.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Sponsor everyone to a certain extent, but seeing how that is almost impossible with 200 members this is were contests like these help the most.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I came to the Crossmen very naive. I knew that the activity was very physically demanding, but I really had no idea what I was in for until Spring Training. At first, I was very exhausted and tired all the time, but I soon realized that everyone else was going through the same thing and that another part of this activity was understanding that everybody is hurting, and the fact that we all work together to perform to the best of our ability is far more rewarding than I ever thought possible. I went home after finals feeling very bittersweet. Happy that I would finally be able to go home and see my family and get some rest. But sad because my second family would all be returning to their homes to do the same, and as more time went on in the Fall, I had another realization, that I HAD to go back to the Crossmen. Not because someone made me, but because I live for this activity. I grew up watching drum corp videos thinking I would never be able to get to that level, and now here I am, and I would rather not age out this year anywhere else than the Crossmen.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the form of a marcher.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Show our show more often so that we, as marchers, can see what we are actually performing and see what our staff is trying to critique us on throughout the day.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Crossmen do a fantastic job nurturing young musicians as well as young adults. A Great Non Profit!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

By witnessing their precise and powerful performances and getting to know some of their members.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would change the color of their uniforms..

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Rating: 5 stars  

I marched with the Crossmen for 1 year, and it was the best experience of my life. I made lifelong friends and learned lessons that will always be a part of me. Best organization in my opinion.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the way the Crossmen has affected the lives of so many young people.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make none

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Rating: 5 stars  

I marched in 88 & 89, and I will always treasure my time with the Crossmen. The music education was superb, and the life experiences were unmatched.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Marching with the corps as a teenager.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

do nothing. Just donate!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

Teamwork and independence. Amazing experience.

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