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SuperSaderFan last won the day on September 30 2018

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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. .175 away from 1st place. 1st in Guard/Percussion/Total Visual/Total Music/1 out of 4 judges had us 1st in GE. I like our position, our team, our members, and our blood line. Let's go Boston, let's go! #BecomeAChampion #BelieveinBAC2022
  2. I was at the show, happy to have the activity competing again. Many thanks to the corps at the Premier for being out on the field in 2021, let us celebrate the return together. As for the show, I enjoyed it and believe the fans did as well.
  3. I like our show, our team and our start, that is all we can control. It took a long time and ton of relentless effort to get in the mix. We are the perennial underdog, so count on effort at every level of the organization. We also have an incredible alumni with Championship DNA - yes it was long ago and not forgotten. Winning a title is the goal. In many ways, we have been leading the activity for years off the field (Board, alumni engagement,growth of fund raising, Org/leadership/staff/Admin, and I know it will turn into a championship on the field. Let's go Boston, let's go!
  4. The show is written for the full production on the field. The music and visual certainly take it to another level. I am super excited for the season. Pushing through covid, putting a champion level show on the field last year, supporting the team from a board perspective on "no years off" Building A Champion will pay dividends.
  5. It was the best on yet, weather, attendees, sponsors, money raised and program performances. It is so nice to be back LIVE!
  6. 2013 Inspire Arts & Music formed 2015 BAC would now stand for Building A Champion. 2016 BAC battled to remain in top 12. 2017 BAC shocks the activity with transformational staff hirings. 2017 - 2020 Consistent top 5/6 and Zingali Top Color Guard 2021 No years off, Champion level Corps 2022 BAC will stand for Become A Champion
  7. Tonight is the Concert in the Park in the financial district of Boston. This is the annual free concert provided to showcase our local and national programs. Sponsorships have raised over $500K to date. You can come watch in person or watch the Boston Crusaders Facebook page for live streaming! #BACin2022
  8. Mid winter report - 80th anniversary off-season is going well. Inaugural Winter Guard season of Inspire is off to a great start and SAC is at the top of WGI. Auditions went really well and winter camps in Texas are a plus (member demographics/camp travel cost/building relationships with great programs) a positive move, first brass clinic with members and band directors a big step forward, planning for the 80th going well events are coming together details to be announced shortly, Concert in the Park fund raising going well, new major non competitive corporate event in Boston to be announced soon, city wide youth programs going strong and continuing to expand, Music Festival sign ups are going strong and offseason Building development and Fleet preparations are progressing. Let's go!
  9. 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
  10. Fran, we are blessed to have them. They are a local presence and a big supporter of the kids!
  11. 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
  12. 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..
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
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