BENEFITING: BOSTON CRUSADERS DRUM AND BUGLE CORPS INC
EVENT: Crusaders California Dreams
EVENT DATE: Mar 20, 2012
You are reading this because we know each other. And chances are that if you know me then you know how much the Boston Crusaders Drum & Bugle Corps means to me. A refresher - the Boston Crusaders is a 501(c)3 Not-for-Profit Corporation. Its mission is to provide young adults an opportunity to reach their highest potential, both as a person and an artist. For over 70 years, the Boston Crusaders have provided opportunities for its members to experience an intensive program of music education and performance training. And while we pride ourselves on our competitiveness, we are equally gratified to provide a family environment where members are not just another person on the field.
Case in point, some of the most important relationships in my life were borne out of the drum corps experience. I met my wife while we were marching together. One of my groomsmen was my instructor, another marched by me for three years. Outside of the relationships, drum corps helped inform my world view and taught me important life skills – tenacity, patience, cooperation, and tolerance to name a few. It’s my goal to provide the same growth opportunities that I enjoyed in the late 90s and early 2000s to young musicians and performers today.
However, it is an enormous financial challenge to field a drum corps year after year. We are responsible for raising our entire operating budget every year. However, student tuition covers only about one third of our operating budget, leaving the balance to be funded with support from folks just like you. Your donation will fund instrument purchases, uniform repairs, equipment truck improvements, and offset touring expenses so our marching members can enjoy the same opportunities I did.
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Many thanks in advance,
“The Crusader experience has meant the world to me, where I can meet new people who want to make something perfect, which I had sought for a long time.” Jacob M., 2010 member
“Boston has been my family since the first BAC show I went to when I was 4. This is my age-out, and when I am done I plan to continue to serve and volunteer for the corps.” Sean L., 2010 member
“My experience with the Boston Crusaders has meant everything to me. I learned so much over the about music and life in general. When your out in the 90 degree heat and 80% humidity you don't realize how this is going to come into play later. Now, looking back on my experience I realize that pushing through that "torture" actually made me a much more dedicated, motivated person.” Brian B., 2010 member