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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

15 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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%!

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!!

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.

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.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

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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Chris L.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

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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Erik S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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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Steve M.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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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Zach L.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Kathleen W.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Crossmen was the greatest experience of my life and is a memory I will cherish and carry with me for the rest of my life. I grew musically, mentally, physically, and socially during my time with the corp and I am eternally grateful to the wonderful members, staff, and volunteers.

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Rusty K.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Crossmen have years of bringing their own style and always a magnificent presentation to their long standing audience. As a young girl, I will never forget the first time I saw "Bones", I must have looked like a deer in the headlights . . . still to this day 30 years later . . . I am a fan. And, I would want the whole world to know that the alumni here on the east coast, the real home of "Bones", is something to witness, passionate is too light a word to use. Looking forward to witnessing some "toss the baby" moments again this season. xo Rusty

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