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    Boston Crusaders
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  1. Pay attention to BAC facebook page as they have been live streaming from events this season, Maybe a glimpse from warmups?
  2. Happy first show for the #WickedWitchoftheEast team! Lot's of talk and speculation, here's what we know about BAC going into tonight: We have certainly shifted the dialogue about Boston since the last performance of 2016. Organization is stronger, leadership is more experienced, the new staff is in place and working well together and we have a strong veteran based Corps. The offseason was excellent from all aspects, show design process/execution and teaching was up significantly - at a very high competitive level. Tryouts were demanding and the bar was raised significantly. The members prepared well over the winter. Spring Training was the best ever across the board. The show has been done for well over a week and ensemble rehearsals have been excellent. The fans tonight will be entertained and see/ hear a full show with uniforms, props, and show silks. What happens tonight has nothing to do with luck, it's all been carefully planned and well executed to date. All the best to the kids tonight, do your job!
  3. Concert in the Park at 5:00! Should be a great night for the organization. Performances by all performing groups including the Boston Crusaders, Hyde Park Percussion and Brass ensembles and Blessed Sac. Mayor Walsh receiving the Inspire Arts & Music Champion Award. Reception for sponsors at the Langham hotel to follow. Biggest showcase and fundraiser of the year. Mainstream the organization. Already the 4th annual. I predicted when we started this would become a $500,000 annual event, let's see how we do.
  4. Yes and yes!
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  6. Inspire Arts & Music Inspire Arts & Music is proud to announce Marty Walsh, Mayor of Boston, as the first ever recipient of the Champion Award for his contributions to the local arts community. Mayor Walsh has served as a driving force in promoting and preserving local arts and music in Boston and will be honored at the 4th Annual Concert in the Park held at Norman B. Leventhal Park on June 15th at 5:00. For more information, please visit
  7. A couple of the local Inspire Arts & Music programs in Hyde ParK. Free Trumpet and Percussion programs fro the kids at the local community center. New programs launched in Dorchester this year as well. Over 100 kids! Joint rehearsal between Hyde Park Brass and Percussion. Getting ourselves hyped for the Concert in the Park in 2 weeks!!!!
  8. 37,000 feet on my way to April camp. Looking forward to it!!!
  9. I can tie the G7 and this topic together: When a group of elite members basically tell the rest of the activity that they are irrelevant, it is a wake up call. It was a new twist on survival. Rather than a risk averse attitude with a focus on staying afloat, it turned into a new focus on building a champion organization. With the threat of being eliminated from competition and performance fees, it became a quest for diversified revenues. It took a group of business professionals to approach a non profit like we approached our businesses. I offer these thoughts: Grow the size of the Board - it can't come down to the same group of 6-8 people. Remind everyone of the 2 purposes of the Board - governance and most important fund raising. Create a give/get level so that you are guaranteed some capital. Find areas to invest in that can return dividends to the non profit. Find groups to partner with that extend the impact of the non profit. Solicit Companies to help increase capital and grow programs. This also helps focus on the satisfaction of helping kids and the community, not just the competitive aspect of the activity. Share what you do with the rest of the activity, for the good of the activity via a Board Consortium. So thank you G7 for the wake up call and inspiration.
  10. Two corps got together and decided to not participate in another member corps show with the direct intent to hurt that Corps. Just so we are clear. It's not as simple as what you say.
  11. Corpsband has been in this activity for a long time and a part of both Cadets and Crown organizations. He is reputable and a business man. it is disappointing to make this appear like Boston is winning about corps not going to their party. The reality is that this would not happen in most legit organizations (MLB, NBA etc.) This is the equivalent to Carolina Panthers refusing to play the Seahawks this year because of what happened at the Super Bowl last year. Or Oklahoma Thunder refusing to play Golden State because Kevin Durant went their in free agency. The reality is these Corps do not want to see any of the lower top 12 Corps threaten the model. DCI does not decide for or make any corps participate in any shows. They try to mediate for the good of the activity. It is what it is.
  12. Unfortunately it is the truth, Crown and The Cadets refused to perform at Boston's show. I know it first hand.
  13. Unfortunately it is the truth, Crown and The Cadets refused to perform at Boston's show. I know it first hand.
  14. Tesmusic, unfortunately I speak the truth. I am more than a Super Fan. I bleed red & black and have been a part of BAC for the past 38 years.
  15. Also, Audition season is going well as expected and planned. Attendance in Boston and Tampa were very strong with returning veterans and new recruits mostly college age and experienced. Dallas next week will be strong especially for percussion ( a solid base over the past few years) and a big tie to UNT percussion program. December will be an actual camp with almost all of the brash and percussion spots contracted and show music will be performed. The level of planning and preparation by the administration, operations and all captions is up significantly.