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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.

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23 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

The Crossmen provided me with the experience and knowledge of music that I could not find in any other musical experience. Being a member of the Crossmen helped me discover my passion for music and teaching, which opened a new world of career opportunities that I would not have found had I not spent a summer with them. Now that I am teaching in this organization, I hope to share the same legacy of The Crossmen with new members, teach them what I now know as a musician, and help them apply that knowledge to their everyday lives.

Review from Guidestar

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Rating: 5

Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps is an organization that shows people the true meaning of selflessness. You all get together for one goal, one common experience. Crossmen shows all different facets of chances for emotional growth. Responsibility, maturity, and character is what the Crossmen stands for, and it's what it provides for every member who joins. The strength of the alumni is vital for the growth of the corps, and as we all now, money is tight. However, it's something worth investing in. Being asked to describe details or specific events doesn't do this experience justice. There are high times and low times, periods of extreme happiness and devastating blows. In the three months that this organization grows during their time on tour, it surpasses any imaginable description that any one person can offer. It's something that shouldn't be looked over or tossed away. The Crossmen deserve the chance to grow stronger every season and be provided with amazing educational and networking opportunities, just like any other activity.

Review from Guidestar