March Camp Update & Spring Preview
The Boston Crusaders brass and percussion assembled at Lakewood Ranch, FL this past weekend and continued the intense 2017 preparation. The commitment of the members and staff with the steady camp preparation was obvious. Attendance was excellent for the brass with over 70 in attendance and fierce competition for single mellophone and baritone spots. The front ensemble and battery attendance was solid despite a heavy WGI schedule this weekend.
- The brass learned another 1:30 of music as well as the ”Encore” tune. Over 9 minutes of 2017 show music has been learned. Brass arranger/composer Ryan George was on hand again to evaluate and craft the remaining 90 seconds with Colin McNutt and Keith Potter. The brass book will be complete and delivered to the brass by the end of this week.
- Mike Zellers spent the weekend setting up new audio equipment and taking the front ensemble through the 9 minutes of show material. The front ensemble and brass spent Sunday morning playing through the ballad production with all of the electronic layers.
- Full ensemble on show material took place on Sunday. The music is passionate and intense and all performers fully enjoyed working on the production and reaping the benefits of their hard work and preparation.
- The intensity increases another level in April as the guard, guard auditionees, full staff and design team assemble to end the winter camp season for the 2017 Boston Crusaders. Alumni and friends are invited to Saturday night gathering which will be followed by a Sunday morning performance at Lakewood Ranch. Come join us as we show our appreciation for the incredible work and hospitality we have received at Lakewood Ranch and catch a preview of what will be a exciting 2017 DCI summer for the Crusaders.