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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

97 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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.

Previous Stories

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Crossmen are run by a dedicated group of individuals who always place the needs of the members first. The current leadership has put the group on sound financial footing and managed the demands of the competitive side of the activity with what is in the members' best physical and mental interests to achieve sustained success. An impressive feat!

Jennifer578

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been proud to be both an alumni and now a volunteer for Crossmen, which has given me the opportunity to see lives impacted in a profoundly positive manner.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is an amazing organization which fully accomplishes its mission. They not only focus on the musical and performance development of the members, but also work to develop organizational skills, responsibility, and teamwork. The members come out of their experience having acquired skills they will use throughout their lifetime, no matter where their career choice takes them. The corps directors are truly caring people who focus on the individual. They have maintained a family environment - members and volunteers are treated as family and are always welcomed back.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization is perfect for young adults to participate in! Not only do they receive top level performance education, they also get an opportunity to entertain thousands of people across the country each summer. The performers in this ensemble learn more about themselves and what they can accomplish as a greater whole. Being a member for four years was life-altering and I still utilize the lessons and tools that I learned from the experience.

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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a professional that is a former beneficiary of this great group's work I can't say enough how it helped me grow as an individual and as a professional. As a youth it taught me discipline and team work. As a young professional it gave me a environment that allowed me to grow artistically and as an educator. Most of all I learned to not settle for what was comfortable but to push for excellence.

Allison J.

Donor

Rating: 4

I have donated to Crossmen Productions for the past 3 years. The experience they provide to young musicians is surpassed by no other organization. They have a reputation for professionalism in their field, and for staffing some of the most talented music educators. Any young musician would be happy to share their summers with the Crossmen.

Review from Guidestar

Scott L.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Crossmen Productions does an amazing job servicing their community of San Antonio. The opportunity they offer music students is top-notch. They love that is put into making their organization run is inspirational.

The struggle to fund this non-profit organization, as with most non-profits, is always a challenge. The work they do to make things happen is never-ending.

Any help would always make a difference!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar