Wow! What a departure from yesteryear.
Love the defiant attitude and costume to program, guitars add new dimensions to program.
Prelude kicks ass entering field, brass,ensemble and guard are impressive.
Thanks for an entertaining program
Hats off to students and staff
I march with a Crossmen in 1990 to 1993. During the summer tour, it was the best of my life. It’s aunt me confidence, responsibility, and discipline. I wish every young adult could experience this wonderful family. I wish the current 2018 Crossmen the best summer tour ever.
I can say with certainty that my life has changed for the better because of this organization.
I marched with Crossmen in 1990 & 1991. I was a young man who was having trouble finding my way and had been going down the wrong path.
Because of this organization and the amazing people involved, I have become a productive member of society and a much better person.
Most people only look at the obvious aspects of the organization, members become better musicians, they learn how to carry themselves, they learn how to work together for the greater good. They struggle together until it's just right and they ultimately stand together on the field to wild applause.
As I move ahead in years, I have come to appreciate the true teachings of the organization. I learned what service to others means. I learned what true leadership means. More importantly I was surrounded by people who all pushed and supported each other every day.
The Crossmen continue to do this today and I'm certain the current members are experiencing many "life moments" that will be rememebed with fondness as they grow older.
I support this organization financially and by being a guardian to current members. If you are unfamiliar with The Crossmen, please look them up or even better attend a show. Watch the show in the stands to appreciate the performance. Then try to get a chance to see what happens after the show, in the parking lots. You will see young people working hard together all summer and forming bonds that last a lifetime.
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.
The Crossman drive your car or an amazing group that travels the country each summer with talented individuals that love music!
Great youth organization. Can't say enough about the amazing and positive life-skills building program they offer!
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.
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%!
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.
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!
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.
Crossmen Productions has provided amazing life experiences for thousands of young musicians and performers!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Truly a wonderful organization full amazing people!! I love you all!! Thank you for giving me an amazing experience and ageout season!!
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.
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.
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.