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    Marched, Taught, Fan
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    Boston Crusaders
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    2000 DCI
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  1. GET ON BOARD FOR 2020! On September 3, 2019, in News, Staff News The Boston Crusaders look forward to celebrating its 80th Anniversary in 2020 and we are excited to write the next chapter led by Keith Potter, Michael Townsend, Brady Sanders, Leon May, Ryan George, Colin McNutt, Iain Moyer, Erik Kosman, and Michael Zellers. The design team is already planning what is sure to be another engaging, exciting, and emotional show. Behind every successful organization is a strong and stable staff. We welcome back all of our Caption Supervisors: Gino Cipriani, Colin McNutt, Michael Townsend, and Aaron Bailey. We welcome Jarrett Lipman back to the staff in the role of Brass Caption Manager, along with the other caption managers: Kylee Hubbard (guard), Alex Beltran (battery), and Jason Ihnat (front ensemble). The depth and quality of our staff ensures that performers receive the individual and subsection support they deserve. The super majority of our talented staff is back along with some great – soon to be announced – additions. All are gearing up for an awesome audition season. Don’t wait! Make a plan to become a member of the Boston Crusaders and experience what it is like to leave a DCI crowd in awe. Click For 2020 Audition Information
  2. Fran, we are blessed to have them. They are a local presence and a big supporter of the kids!
  3. https://bostoncrusaders.org/2019/09/get-on-board-for-2020/?utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=76400521&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9NHHRnAuGvLfKW0uFSfhNCc6Turq_JFpNo7Vy1fRmMZRJBR81trkVU2X6dbW7BSNma7QzLjUIKlJhNjBZRHWxZGw5OnohVnWeW0C53vQh1IuHCois&_hsmi=76400521 GET ON BOARD FOR 2020! On September 3, 2019, in News, Staff News The Boston Crusaders look forward to celebrating its 80th Anniversary in 2020 and we are excited to write the next chapter led by Keith Potter, Michael Townsend, Brady Sanders, Leon May, Ryan George, Colin McNutt, Iain Moyer, Erik Kosman, and Michael Zellers. The design team is already planning what is sure to be another engaging, exciting, and emotional show. Behind every successful organization is a strong and stable staff. We welcome back all of our Caption Supervisors: Gino Cipriani, Colin McNutt, Michael Townsend, and Aaron Bailey. We welcome Jarrett Lipman back to the staff in the role of Brass Caption Manager, along with the other caption managers: Kylee Hubbard (guard), Alex Beltran (battery), and Jason Ihnat (front ensemble). The depth and quality of our staff ensures that performers receive the individual and subsection support they deserve. The super majority of our talented staff is back along with some great – soon to be announced – additions. All are gearing up for an awesome audition season. Don’t wait! Make a plan to become a member of the Boston Crusaders and experience what it is like to leave a DCI crowd in awe. Click For 2020 Audition Information
  4. Just a few thoughts back to my original post and in response to some of the replies: Could significant growth in revenue help the activity? DCI is a governing body and also the organizers for the activity. Could the organizers of the activity create scale opportunities for the good of all groups? My starting point for growth is the marching arts. Why would big companies want to get involved with uniform and equipment sponsorships? Why does Yamaha do it already? They are seeking to sell their product to the thousands of college and marching bands out there. Same is true if we were too get a major footwear company involved - provide for all corps and get access to the college and High School marching n=bands. An so on. Totally agree on revenue diversification. That is the business model fro Inspire Arts & Music. The one that makes the most sense id partnering with BOA and maybe WGI. If a core competence is running events and partnering with the corps, then why not run events throughout the year? Still believe in bundle buying power for all major purchases/leases for the activity: buses, tractors, chase vehicles, sleepers, staple food products etc..
  5. I am guessing that if there are openings, they have people lined up to fill those positions. Just can't announce due to new rules voted on back in 2016.
  6. I also think we should expand the membership of each world class corps to 200 and create an additional performance group/training/reserve group of members for each corps. Incremental spend for each group leveraging existing resources. Also creates additional acts for each show. Perhaps a different kind of show/concert group but double the acts. You could run a show with 4 corps and 8 acts. Would not look to replace open class.
  7. My topic is to encourage the growth of the activity and taking advantage of our scale. I know what Inspire Arts & Music has done in attracting corporate sponsorships. Like my Dad taught me, all you can do is ask and they either say yes or no. Lets stick with the facts and go from there: Our activity positively impacts thousands of kids per year. They are the hardest working activity I am aware of and they pay to do it. I am sure that health and fitness companies would be interested in supporting. Regionals and Championships bring in millions of dollars to major cities - what are we getting for that? Why doesn't DCI partner with BOA and leverage running events for multiple seasons? Scale purchasing for transportation, equipment, food, souvies etc. Follow the NFL model of all ticket revenue, souvies sales be collected centrally and distributed equally.
  8. Just for the record, I do not use drugs. Not only is Flo a terrible platform is it less than desirable financially for DCI.
  9. If DCI is the major league of the marching arts, why don't we approach it that way? In other major leagues: Uniforms & Equipment are bid out and awarded to one company for all teams. This provides for economies of scale and financial benefits. It's time that we run the activity with the smarts of a business and the heart of a non profit.
  10. Facts since the G7 movement: The organizations and performance levels of non G7 Corps have improved: BAC, Blue Knights, Blue Stars, Mandarins, Spirit to name a few The organization and performance level of some G7 Corps have declined: Cadets & Phantom, Cavies were 8th in the first season of the G7 The thesis of the G7 was they were the only groups worthy of running a show. Not so much any more.
  11. Think small we stay small. The music education business in the US and globally is in the billions. Our groups are the best in this part of the performing arts. It needs to be sold in a wider lens. The same should be done for sponsorships. It can be done.
  12. The G7 movement was a significant moment in the activity, The greed of a few enraged the others. Several years later the competitive landscape has started to change and the performance levels of the most corps outside of the G7 have improved dramatically. It will be interesting to watch it unfold over the coming years.
  13. DCP off season full of opinion, bias and fevered speculation. Success gets the talent (staff & members). it is a tough cycle to break.
  14. The social media platform would pay for the rights to broadcast, they are looking for content. Just like the NFL games that were broadcast on Twitter. Plus advertising.