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Crossmen Productions Inc

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Causes: Arts & Culture, Bands & Ensembles

Mission: We are committed to teaching our members the life skills they need to succeed through music education and performance.

Programs: The crossmen drum corps is a program that assists young people on the path to become wonderful human beings through the participation in the arts. The crossmen provide music education and also life-lessons for their alumni to carry with them into their future lives as adults. Students learn important life skills including leadership, goal setting, and conflict resolution. The drum corps includes opportunities for students to exercise their potential not only as musicians, but as complete human beings. There are 158 members who participate in the drum corps. The crossmen hold experience camps in the early fall each year where approximately 521 students ranging from the ages of 14-21 come together to learn what it is like to be a member of a world class drum corps and audition for a spot if they so choose. They spend a weekend of instruction with our professional staff with lessons in both music and visual skills. The crossmen host an experience day each june where 100 or more young people come to interact and receive music education from both the members of the corps as well as professional staff.

Community Stories

106 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Crossman drive your car or an amazing group that travels the country each summer with talented individuals that love music!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Amazing group positively effecting youth and teaching skills that last a lifetime!

1 Carole S.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great youth organization. Can't say enough about the amazing and positive life-skills building program they offer!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This is a great youth activity organization. Having gone through it myself 30 years ago, I still feel welcome by the current staff and administration, and that says a lot. It is an excellent learning environment for musicians and performers to hone their craft.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I marched with Crossmen for five years. They are a top notch youth organization and have grown even stronger since moving to Texas. I support them 100%!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Crossmen Productions is a wonderful, supportive organization for our young people that love the Music & Performing Arts. They give the young musicians & dancers an international competitive opportunity to compete with others from around the Country & World. It teaches a sense of self along with learning to do your best to make the whole Team perform at its best. The Drum $ Bugle Corps travels around the country for approximately six weeks every summer. These six weeks will challenge the bravest. Practicing in the hot weather everyday, competing most nights, sleeping on gym floors & on long night time bus rides. The reward of performing in stadiums filed with fans is their reward.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The crossmen are truly a world class organization; not only a drum corps but, a family. The experience gained from being involved in this organization was more than educational. Rehearsing, traveling, eating and living with this group helped to build character a sense of responsibility, accountability and self worth. The values of teamwork, comeraderie and discipline learned here shaped me as a person and made me a better teacher, father and husband. The lifelong friends that I have accumulated from my years with the corps are invaluable. The crossmen will be part of me forever!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

An outstanding organization that is committed to the development of the young adults that take part in their program.

Don S.1

Donor

Rating: 5

I can say with certainty, my life would not be what it is without the Crossmen. Crossmen Productions Inc. provides amazing opportunities for young people to define what they are capable of, not only as a performer, but as a productive citizen. The opportunities for young adults to be part of something bigger than themselves all while performing at a very high level alone makes this organization worthy. Add to this the experience of touring the country and members form bonds that will last their lifetime, it truly is a worthy organization for young adults to grow. Being an alumni of the Corps I love the way the leadership has embraced the history and encourages interaction between us old members and the current members. I was fortunate enough to have been able to participate in an alumni event this past summer that allowed me a better view of the current leadership and I encourage them to hold true to their values and wish the Crossmen continued success in and off the field.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I marched my Rookout year with Crossmen in its first year in Texas in 2007. I have to say that it has been one of the single greatest experiences of my life. Even as I have had a successful career as a Marine for 9 years, I got to say that lessons of hard work, teamwork and dedication to perfection are unmatched by any other activity for young adults. To top it off, the culture of Bones, what it means to be a Crossmen with its traditions and legacy will continue to fill a void in a world where values are becoming more scarce. I wished every young adult would participate in Drum Corps for the values it instills.

Donor

Rating: 5

Crossmen Productions has provided amazing life experiences for thousands of young musicians and performers!

1 Kevin63

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was a member of this organization for two years. They helped me grow into an adult and understand responsibilities that go beyond music and skills that I can take into a workplace. They helped shape me to be a better person every day and constantly push my limits of what i can do. I would not be the person i am today without this organization.

Fred M

Board Member

Rating: 5

Life changing experiences for young musicians and performers!

Donor

Rating: 5

Life lessons taught and lifetime experiences gained by all who become Crossmen. It is a first class organization that strives to improve the lives of all its members. I would not trade my years of experiences associated with drum corps for all the money in the world.

Jamie91

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

During a very difficult time in my life, the Crossmen provided me with an outlet to pursue my passion for music. The instruction I received stayed with me to this day and was a part of me throughout my time as a professional musician. Beyond the musical involvement, the life lessons I learned with my time in the Crossmen is invaluable. I often say basic training in the Marine Corps was nothing compared to the 1993 season on the road with the Crossmen. I made life-long friends and became a better person,professional and human being because of this amazing organization. There is no more nobler place to donate my time and money than with the Crossmen.

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Former staff

Rating: 5

From a young age I was very big in to music. When I joined The Crossmen, I was able to improve not only my musicianship but it taught me so much more. I learned more through my time in the Crossmen than I had leading up to that time in my life. Discipline, team work, musicianship, hard work and dedication...These are just a few traits I learned during my time with the corps. these traits would propel me to a very successful military career which without the Crossmen, I would not have been able to do. The people, the administration, the quest for success through building positive citizens is what an organization is all about!

Jason126

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Truly a wonderful organization full amazing people!! I love you all!! Thank you for giving me an amazing experience and ageout season!!

Natalie81

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been with this organization for about ten years now and they still continue to amaze me. They have been through major ups and downs, new and old faces, traditions old and new, and have traveled the nation countless times since 1974. I am constantly and profoundly proud and impressed with the leading staff and administration and more importantly, the quality of individuals that come out of the Crossmen organization. I wouldn't be anywhere like I am today without being challenged and pushed as the Crossmen do.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered for many years. Crossmen Productions is run by very hardworking people. When you volunteer you can expect to work hard, and have a lot of fun.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Crossmen Productions Inc is not only successful in what they do, but they change lives while doing it. Their commitment to excellence in young adults' lives is incredible. They continuously go above and beyond to ensure the growth of each individual that is associated with the program. Crossmen develops musicians and performers to be great at what they do - on the performance field and in life. I would not be who I am without Crossmen.

Caitlin H.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Crossmen is a world class organization that truly enrich the lives of everyone involved. I wouldn't trade my experience with them for the world.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been a member of this organization for 2 years. They create such a positive and productive atmosphere that I have not found anywhere else. I could never thank them enough for helping me become the performer, student, and person I am today.