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    Marched, Taught, Fan
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    Boston Crusaders
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    2000 DCI
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    1979

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  1. Rumors are one thing, official announcements are another.
  2. What will be interesting this year is that the Directors passed a rule last fall that basically does not allow anyone to announce any staff changes until after labor day.
  3. Just to clarify a few things: The reported amounts are gross revenue and not net. Revenues can help cash flows especially in those periods of time when there is not a lot of traditional Drum Corps cash coming in. As for Boston, we have built the organization for the long term. The responsibility of a BOD is to fund raise and provide governance. We have a BOD of over 40 people with diverse backgrounds and skills - we have a give/get requirement. We have methodically built a sustainable non profit that services our members and runs on business principles. We have been very clear with the activity and the other Corps about our approach. We have been a major advocate for the Board consortium which brings together the Board members from all corps to share best practices and focus on the good of the activity. We have programs at the local level providing free music education and performance opportunities for local kids in need; a profitable regional Music Festival Company that augments scholastic music performance opportunities for 20,000 students and 500 programs across New England and New York; and our national touring program The Boston Crusaders. We bought a building in Hyde Park to be our headquarters; our main tenant is a music theatre program called Riverside Theatre Works; we opened a music store in our building and we are are distributor for Yamaha instruments - which we also provide for free to our local students; we have some other retail rental tenants and the building is also a positive contributor to our cash flow and a big part of the equity on our balance sheet. We do have an incredibly supportive Alumni and friends network and they contribute just like other Corps especially the older ones. We are committed to Building A Champion and have hired an outstanding Executive Director in Chris Holland former DM, Music Educator and Lawyer and he has assembled an incredible team he has signed on for the long term. Everything we do goes through a business development committee of the BOD and has an ROI assigned to it. We are very pleased with our progress and look forward to a very positive future. BTW - I think the ultimate winner here are the fans as evidenced by their response at shows and the souvie booth.
  4. Thank you for pointing out my mistake, you must be a judge lol. Hopefully the mods can remove
  5. On behalf of the entire Inspire Arts & Music and Boston Crusaders organization I want to thank the Blue Knights, Madison Scouts and Academy for coming east to Lawrence last night. As we continue to support each other, the balance of power in the activity is certain to shift and hopefully even out. 4 Corps plus our Senior Corps, the North Star Alumni Corps and the Muchachos put on a very entertaining evening for our fans. The combined performance by BAC and Madison was a Drum Corps fans delight with a combined "YWNWA and Conquest" and BAC playing Conquest. It was the icing on a great evening. BAC had record breaking souvie sales and overall a great night for Crusader Nation. Thanks for being true partners in this great activity!
  6. July 31st battling for 5th/6th and BAC pushed through the tough performance order stretch. Great job staff and members. Heading north and firing on all cylinders a result of great planning and execution across the board from operating on the road, the fleet, food, souvies, rehearsal facilities, design adjustments, teaching excellence and member achievement. Fund raising has been outstanding - crushing it in the DCI giving challenge, and planning to finish the year strong on all fronts. The corps has done this all on the road with no opportunities to show the Boston family it's finished product. Looking forward to some east coast home court in Lawrence this Thursday and a big night in Allentown on Saturday night. Some great events planned around the next two weeks: Big homecoming on Thursday in Lawrence including clinic, Senior Corps cookout for the kids, VIP reception for donors before the show and then combined performance with Madison for an encore; Friday visit to Most Precious Blood Church; Saturday in Allentown - big cookout for Alumni & Friends in the park put on buy the Board of Directors at 4:00 before the show - starting later due to nice late step off time; next week in Indi - hotels for the members, indoor and stadium practice facilities, the board has rented the Colts Club (Gate 10) at the stadium for all s show nights for Alumni & friends from 6PM - 2 AM, 3 great performances and a banquet on Sunday. Keep pushing!
  7. I was in Texas, BAC much improved, up 11 points and 7 places over the same show in 2016 and San Antonio score was higher than DCI finals score last year. I think the fans are winners this year as well judging by their reaction to the show. I love it when a plan comes together - Keep pushing!
  8. Heading to the lone star state with my big bro. We head down every summer for the Texas swing. It's hot and a part of tour that we like to lend our support to the kids. Plenty of ice, gatorade and treats for the kids. We love Crusader stadium and the corps has a great relationship with Mary Hardin University. 3 days in the stadium, sleeping in air-conditioned dorms, ice machine delivered for the week, special Board & Alumni shaved ice event after the show tonight, a Texas sized BBQ put on by the families of members from Texas tomorrow, and then on to a 4th place seeding in the Alamo Dome. Have not seen them live since Florida - Burn Em Up Boston!
  9. Heading to the lone star state with my big bro. We head down every summer for the Texas swing. It's hot and a part of tour that we like to lend our support to the kids. Plenty of ice, gatorade and treats for the kids. We love Crusader stadium and the corps has a great relationship with Mary Hardin University. 3 days in the stadium, sleeping in air-conditioned dorms, ice machine delivered for the week, special Board & Alumni shaved ice event after the show tonight, a Texas sized BBQ put on by the families of members from Texas tomorrow, and then on to a 4th place seeding in the Alamo Dome. Have not seen them live since Florida - Burn Em Up Boston!
  10. July 16th, 2017 - We are on plan! No hype - just excitement about our Corps. Organization is strong and healthy in all ways. Leadership and staff are doing well and signed to long term contracts. Members are experienced and working hard, delivering consistent superior performances and being rewarded for it by the audience and judges. Corps is touring well, eating well and the pace of tour has been great. Scoring and seeded in the top 6 and competing with the top, major turnaround from previous seasons. Looking forward to finishing strong and positioning ourselves for the future. No hype, just excitement about our Corps. July 16, 2017 looks and feels a lot better than July 16, 2016. We are on plan!
  11. Sounds like BAC had a great run, standing O according to our souvie folks.
  12. Show was delayed 15 minutes after intermission due to Cadets bus problems.
  13. Currently in Florida looking forward to tonight's show. I am pretty sure that everyone was dealing with terrible Thunder storms with heavy downpours. This is like a home show for BAC. 20 years ago we made Florida another home. Many individuals from this area have made a huge difference in the trajectory of the corps during that time. So looking forward to a big fan base tonight. Another reason to be excited is it is the first show that BAC will be going on later in the evening and closer to their competition. Very pleased with how things have come together to put the us in this position. Years of building a strong organization financially and otherwise, hiring a great leader in Chris Holland, attracting and hiring a top staff and having high member retention are all playing a part. With respect to the other corps competing tonight, it's only a matter of time that one or maybe two judges start to make a call. The program design and performance is solidly there to compete with the top 6. #BuildingAChampion the new BAC
  14. Not bad for BAC tonight. On early in the sunlight and about two hours in between them and the other 3. Spirit 65.2 then up almost 10 points to BAC at 74.45. Two hours later The Cavies 76.9. Cadets 76.7 and then Crown at 79.2. Not bad for two different shows at the same venue. Tomorrow night back to back with the Cadets.
  15. Tough draw tonight, before intermission and with the sun still out. Burn em up Boston!