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Giving Day 2020 Recap

On May 22, 2020, in News

On Saturday, May 16th, Crusader Nation came together to celebrate our first Giving Day. On what was supposed to be an exciting move-ins weekend, family, friends, and alumni instead joined together virtually to celebrate the corps of past, present, and future. Through a series of live streams throughout the day,…

Brass Pedagogy Discussions Coordinated with the University of Utah

On May 8, 2020, in Events, News

In coordination with BACBrass staff member Steve Bentley and the University of Utah, we are pleased to share a series of four brass discussions this month. Brass players of all levels are welcome to join these FREE 30 minute Zoom calls with four amazing trumpet players/teachers. Educators and players include…

Concert in the Park 2020 Goes Virtual

On May 6, 2020, in Events, News

The Concert in the Park program will pivot to a virtual platform for June 15. While we are hopeful that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the City of Boston will start to open in stages soon, we know that using a virtual platform is the most responsible thing we can…

Bridging the Generations and the Distance

On April 29, 2020, in News

Bridging the generations and the distance, members of two pivotal years of the Boston Crusaders had the unique opportunity to connect over the weekend. On Saturday night, the 80th Anniversary corps consisting of our current 2020 members, and the 50th Anniversary Corps (alumni from the 1990 corps) met over Zoom…

BACBrass Goes Digital

On April 27, 2020, in News

With shelter in place orders keeping the 2020 Boston Crusaders apart, it almost felt impossible to make music together again this season. Thanks to the help of technology, the BACBrass is able rehearse and perform some of their favorites despite the distance! Over the last few weeks, the BACBrass joined…

Update on the 2020 Season

On March 26, 2020, in News

It is with deep emotion that I communicate the reality of the 2020 Boston Crusaders and Drum Corps International summer cancelation. The Inspire Arts & Music Board of Directors and administration remain steadfast and committed to continuing our mission in 2021 and beyond. While the shock of this settles in,…

IAM Receives Mass Cultural Council Grants for Needed Riverside Theater Renovations

On March 20, 2020, in News

In June 2019, Inspire Arts & Music Inc. was awarded two grants from Mass Cultural Council’s Cultural Facilities Fund: The Systems Replacement Grant in the amount of $7,000 and the Feasibility & Technical Assistance Grant for $30,000. Both grants required IAM to raise matching funds, which IAM successfully completed in…

COVID-19 Update (March 18th)

On March 18, 2020, in News

Greetings, In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Boston Crusaders and the entire DCI community have canceled their in-person weekend rehearsal camps for March and April, adhering to current guidance from the CDC, NIH, and the White House. As we monitor the unfolding situation, we are currently preparing details for…

February Production Camp Recap

On February 25, 2020, in News

This weekend, the 2020 Boston Brass met at The Colony High School in The Colony, TX for the second production camp of the season. Riding off the momentum of our last camp, the BACBrass came ready to go for a productive weekend of visual technique and music preparation. Over the…

80th Anniversary Homecoming Events Announced

On February 21, 2020, in Events, News By ,

You’re Invited: 80th Anniversary Homecoming Weekend Celebrate 80 years of the Boston Crusaders with a full weekend of events in Boston June 25th-27th! Reunite with friends old and new at our Alumni Social on Thursday, the 80th Anniversary Fundraising Gala on Friday, and cap off the weekend New England’s premier…