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February 22, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 22, 2011

I have marched with the Crossmen for seven years and we had a great time traveling and competing with a group that I now call my Family. I still follow the Crossmen when they come back East and cheer them on at the shows that I can attend.

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We learned team work and work ethics. We had to get along with all of the members of the Crossmen. We worked toward one Goal, to compete and do the best that we could do and to continue to increase our scores and Placement every day.

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

try to get Sponserships for the kids so that they could march at a lower cost that they are paying today and also for the Crossmen to keep them on the Road. It is harder today to keep this activity alive due to the cost of Diesel and the everyday expeses for feeding the kids. It is also harder to get donations from the public because of the Economy.

February 20, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 20, 2011

I marched with the Crossmen for six years. I had a great time with the Crossmen and my experiences with them made me the person I am today. I have met some of the greatest people in the world and I can't imagine my life without them.

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My everyday life because of the people I met there. They are the best friends I've ever had.

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

Have consistent staff members every year.

February 19, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 19, 2011

The Crossmen plays a big part in my life right now as this is my 3rd year participating in this organization. The life lessons and the people I have met make me the person I am today. Also in the past two year I have been blessed to have been taught by such great individuals as my dear friends Adam Farley and Aaron Goldberg. Although I am sad that they do not get to join the Crossmen this season, I still honor and cherish every moment I had spent with them and try to stay in contact with them as much as I can. Furthermore, the couple that runs this organization, Fred and Maureen Morrison, are the most kind, caring, passionate people I have ever met and they would do any thing for this organization to keep it afloat along with all of the Alumni and fans, if you (the reader), could witness the things we do in the summer and the fellowship that is created, you would be able to say "There is a lot of love in the Crossmen I want to be a part of this". I hope you feel that way, because we surely do.

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the past two summers I have been a part of this organization.

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

Not change a single thing.

February 13, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 13, 2011

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

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Not this organization but groups like this

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

Nothing

February 12, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 12, 2011

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.

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

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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.

February 11, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 11, 2011

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

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

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

I would change the color of their uniforms..

February 11, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 11, 2011

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.

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

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

make none

February 11, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 11, 2011

I love the Crossmen. I like the circles they make on the field when they play. My mom was marching with them a long time ago and she says that being a Crossmen is the best thing ever.

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I am only 10 but I wish to march with the Crossmen one day.

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Nothing, they are great!

February 9, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 9, 2011

Simply put, the Crossmen organization helped me become a better person. My time spent with the corps has taught me valuable life lessons that I still carry with me to this day. The experience was overwhelmingly positive and I have made many new friends along the way. The Crossmen need all the support they can get to ensure the next generation of members is offered the same experience.

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My everyday life and my professional career.

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

offer member "scholarships" to help those in financial need march.

February 8, 2011

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February 8, 2011

I have been a member of the Crossmen Drum & Bugle Corps for the past 8 years of my life. Before that, my mother marched in the color guard in the late 1970's. When I first began as a member in 2004, I was very young. Being a member forced me to grow up and forge ahead as a young adult. Because of the Crossmen, I am now much more confident and able to approach life differently. I know that because of the hard work that I've put in with the Crossmen, there is nothing that I can't accomplish by myself in life. I have made friends at the Crossmen who I consider integral parts of my family. It is here that I have met the people who have molded me into a better human being.

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my day to day life. I know that if I can make it through a summer of drum corps, that I can surely get all my homework done in college and succeed at work.

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

open more financial sponsorship programs for marching members.

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