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2020 Concert in the Park Recap

On August 13, 2020, in Events, News

Concert in the Park is the debut spring concert event featuring the best youth performing groups of New England’s Inspire Arts & Music. Usually held in Downtown Boston in early June, the evening concert usually kicks off the Boston Crusaders national tour with a hometown standstill performance. Due to the…

Alumni & Friends Celebration Recap

On August 11, 2020, in Events, News

On Saturday, August 1st, Crusader Nation joined together from across the country for a celebration like no other! Kicking off with a Zoom reunion, alumni from across the generations logged on for an afternoon of reconnecting, reminiscing, and rejoicing. Later in the evening, the Zoom opened up to a public…

BACPit Presents “Black Keys”

On August 2, 2020, in News

The BACPit is proud to present their summer project, Black Keys. From the start, the Black Keys Project was a way for the members of the Boston Crusaders Front Ensemble to connect and play music during the separation brought on by the Coronavirus and the cancelation of our summer season….

#DoSomething: Understanding Race, History, and Why You Need to Be an Ally

On July 22, 2020, in News

On Friday July 17th, the BAC community gathered on Zoom for an important conversation around race, history, and the importance of being an ally. The discussion was led by guest speaker LeRon Barton, an accomplished author and speaker on race, mass incarceration, and social justice. Over the nearly three hour…

2020 Membership Performs Virtual Corps Song

On July 2, 2020, in News

Over the last few months, we’ve been posting, singing, and proudly wearing t-shirts with the words “We Will Never Die.” More than just a slogan, these words are lyrics to our corps song, “Giant.” Like the Boston Crusaders, our corps song comes with a deep history rooted in tradition. First…

Virtual Concert in the Park Postponed

On June 8, 2020, in Events, News

Dear Friend, Our Virtual Concert in the Park, originally scheduled for Monday, June 15 is postponed to a future date. Inspire Arts & Music is focusing our attention on the important community and national conversations around systemic racism, injustice, and abuses of power that Black Americans have faced. We are…

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…