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    Boston Crusaders
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    2000 DCI
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  1. Hi, sitting in the Theatre at the IAM headquarters in Hyde Park on the 3rd day of our annual retreat weekend. All too often I read about the negative things going on in our activity. It is worth sharing that what we do on an annual basis as it is a very positive and motivating weekend. We tie in our annual Golf tournament on Friday when people are arriving ahead of the meetings. We have moved the meetings to the Marriott in Quincy to accommodate the majority of the 50 Board members coming in from out of state. The Golf tournament was a huge success despite battling through the rain. We maxed out sponsors and players and raised over $60K net. The Board retreat is run on Saturday 9 - 6 at the Marriott and today a half day at our building in Hyde Park. Last night we hosted a IAM volunteer appreciation night at the House of Blues in Boston - this was a first and a huge success. The Board covers numerous topics during the weekend including: reviewing & updating our strategic plan, 2018 year in review, getting a view of the business plan for the next 3 years including a focus on the 80th anniversary, a coaching session on raising money and "how to ask", review of the budget for 2019, approval of strategic plan adjustments, M&A update and finally Health & safety update. Today at the building we review the Board survey, all program updates including BAC, and a focus on our largest Asset - the Building. Running a successful non profit is a huge commitment and we are fortunate to have a great BOD.
  2. SuperSaderFan

    Boston Crusaders 2018

    Just a quick note to thank our supporters on DCP. Top 5 finish, highest score ever at semi finals and highest finals score, top Color Guard, very strong across the board in all captions. The corps traveled extremely well, utilized outstanding rehearsal facilities, ate well, produced great media, had a superb medical team on the road at all times, all at the highest levels of the activity. I am extremely proud of the entire organization - especially the outstanding members. There is no off season, lots going on: Delivery of the new State of the Art Catering Truck Sale of Yamaha Equipment The Crusader Classic Golf Tournament on 9/28 Board Retreat the Saturday 9/29 & 9/30 Volunteer Appreciation Night at the House of Blues on Saturday 9/29 Planning for PASIC performance in November Right into Camps On a personal note, my 40th season with the corps was amongst the best. #BuildingAChampion
  3. SuperSaderFan

    Boston Crusaders 2018

    BAC is steaming into Texas and doing just fine. 2 Days in Belton, TX which has been a great host for several years will feel like a home show. Corps will be treated to a shaved Ice fest after the Belton show. Then onto San Antonio with a stay at CTJ and a dynamite stadium for 4 days. The Corps will be treated to a Texas BBQ on Friday which has been put on by the Winckel family for the past 4 years - son Nick is one of the DM's. We are truly blessed with great parents and the best alumni in the activity! I will travel to Texas with my brother for the 5th year in a row. This stop has been a critical one to help boost momentum. Some day when I write the book "Building A Champion" I will share more insights into critical evaluations, conversations, meetings and planning that took place in San Antonio over the years. Looking forward to cheering on my Corps, and running into some great friends. #BuildingAChampion
  4. SuperSaderFan

    Boston Crusaders 2018

    For the 78th year in a row, the Boston Crusaders have a first show of the year performance tonight. Having been active for each of the past 40 years, I am proud of how prepared our Corps is. Great leadership, staff, volunteers and members coming together to put our best out there for the Drum Corps World to enjoy.
  5. SuperSaderFan

    Boston Crusaders 2018

    A friend of mine attended BAC camp in Tampa this weekend and sent me the following message: "Well, I went down to Lakewood Ranch last night and oh've got a smoking brass line. The book is insane. You guys have really figured iy out. Congrats."
  6. SuperSaderFan

    Boston Crusaders 2018

    A local performing group Jazz fusion - partnership with Berkley!
  7. SuperSaderFan

    Boston Crusaders 2018

    Kick off weekend for Inspire Arts & Music and the Boston Crusaders! Golf tournament was a huge success - over $40,000 in sponsors and 140 golfers. Board retreat weekend in Quincy today and at our building tomorrow. Board members in town from all over - India, Scotland, Florida, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Georgia, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Indiana, and Massachusetts. Fist ever Wine tasting tonight in Quincy. Updates on all aspects of the organization; Great East Music Festivals; Great East Music Store; Our building; Concert in the Park; all performing groups - BAC, HpYPE, SAC, 7th Regiment, Brass Choir, Koto Band; reviewing the strategic plan; reviewing the 2018 budget; Overall a great opportunity for engagement for 50 people that are passionate about helping kids!
  8. SuperSaderFan

    2017 Crusader Classic Golf Tournament

    Great day, maxed out sponsors & golfers - over $40,000 in sponsors and 140 golfers. A good mix of sponsor golfers and alumni. Looking forward to next year!
  9. Come out and support Inspire Arts & Music all while enjoying great food and great wine! DATE AND TIME Sat, September 30, 2017 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT Add to Calendar LOCATION The Fours 15 Cottage Avenue Quincy, MA 02169 "Fantastic Foods" to pair with over 50 wines! Fruit & Cheese for Pairings "Raw Bar": Shrimp Oysters Clams Ahi Tuna Crab Passed hors d’oeuvres: Buttered Filet Mignon on French Bread Chicken Tenders Meatballs Marinara Chipotle Burger Sliders Buffalo Chicken Nachos Scallops wrapped in Bacon Buffet: Pasta Bar & Ceasar Salad Dessert: Cheesecake Drops ONLY 100 TICKETS AVAILABLE!
  10. 2017 Crusader Classic Golf Tournament Friday, September 29, 2017 Shotgun Start - 8:00a (Registration begins at 7:00a) Chemawa Golf Course 350 Cushman Rd, North Attleborough, MA 02760 All levels are welcome - and each year all skill levels are present. It’s a fun day where all the proceeds from the event help support non-profit arts in the City of Boston $165.00 Entry Fee* Per Single Player, $150 if you pre-register $600.00 Entry Fee* for Foursomes, $550 if you pre-register *Fee includes Green & Cart Fees, and a buffet lunch We are pleased to offer a variety of sponsorship opportunities, starting at $75 and incrementing up to our exclusive Presenting Sponsor level. We invite you to investigate these opportunities on the next page. Winning Foursome, Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin, Hole in One and Putting Contest. Other raffle and prize opportunities. Inspire Arts & Music is a not-for-profit organization whose programs seek to develop and ‘inspire’ young adults via a portfolio of performing arts programs. Our mission is to help them develop and demonstrate the qualities needed to achieve excellence in both their program and their personal lives. IAM program serve young adults from all backgrounds, typically from the early teens through college age. Our programs are based in New England but will draw membership from across the United States. Since inception, over 70,000 students have benefited from IAM programs.
  11. SuperSaderFan

    Staff Merry-go-round 2018 Edition

    George Dixon - do you think it is fair that an organization that has a competitive Drum Corps and runs a band circuit should be able to hire DCI judges? Maybe there should be a rule against that?
  12. SuperSaderFan

    Staff Merry-go-round 2018 Edition

    Cadets rehearsed at the host site for the Orlando show day of event. Crown rehearsed at the stadium at Wake Forest day of event. I could go on and on. Fair? Just because you can do something doesn't mean you should.
  13. SuperSaderFan

    Staff Merry-go-round 2018 Edition

    Rumors are one thing, official announcements are another.
  14. SuperSaderFan

    Staff Merry-go-round 2018 Edition

    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.