KICK OFF THE SEASON MAY 22ND
Giving Day kicks off the 2022 season with celebration of all things BAC, just as the corps begins their first full day of move-ins!
This season marks 50 years of DCI and as a charter member of DCI, we are honored to have been a part of all of them! Join us on Sunday, May 22nd as we take a look back at the last 50 years of the Boston Crusaders as the 2022 corps moves into spring training. We’ll be celebrating all day long with throwback content on Facebook, then come to you live from Castleton with a special look at our 2022 program (yes, this means a show announcement!)
Let’s send off the 2022 Boston Crusaders the best way we know how with a battle of the decades. Rally your fellow corpsmates together and lift up the next generation of the Boston Crusaders by making a gift in honor of Giving Day!
ABOUT OUR NEW TRUCK
Investing in the future one mile at a time
A championship level corps requires a world-class infrastructure. Over the last eight decades, our fleet has evolved from a singular secondhand bread truck to a multi-vehicle fleet featuring six buses, three semis, two Sprinter vans, a box truck, and a handful of chase vehicles. As our aging fleet slowly reaches the end of it’s useful lifespan (all while traveling over 10,000 miles each summer) we have been gradually replacing our vehicles with new, state-of-the art investments that will serve the corps for decades to come. Over the last five years, we have already replaced our mobile kitchen trailer and 30-year-old secondary equipment trailer. Now, it’s time our 25-year-old secondhand primary equipment trailer also receives a proper upgrade.
Our new trailer is a 53’ custom-built 2021 Kentucky Trailer that will house all of our brass, battery, and a majority of our front ensemble instruments. Since the members begin and end every day by loading and unloading over a ton of equipment from the trucks, it is important that their storage trailer is as state-of-the-art as the shows you see on the field. The new trailer has been custom designed with the membership experience in mind to ensure safety and efficiency when packing up or unloading for rehearsal. The new upgrades include multiple entry points from the exterior of the vehicle (allowing multiple sections to load instruments without ever entering the truck or climbing stairs), a lower deck for the pit to easily load keyboards from the side of the truck, easier-to-use rollup back doors, improved lighting, rubber flooring, and specialized angled shelves to reduce shifting during travel.
THE EVOLUTION OF OUR EQUIPMENT TRUCKS
POWER US DOWN THE ROAD
Display your name everywhere we go!
Help us reach our goal of $100,000 by making a gift towards Giving Day and kickstart our 2022 season! Your contributions help us cover tour expenses such as gas, repairs, housing site fees, and most importantly finishing our new equipment truck. As a thank you, all donors at or above $500 will have their name displayed on our brand new equipment truck with our dedicated “Lion’s Den” donors prominently featured on top!
Donate today or any day before Giving Day to see your name on the road, in the lot, and everywhere BAC goes!
Help with fuel, supplies, and other tour expenses. All donors receive recognition on the Boston Crusaders website.
Fill up a tank or assist with repairs on the road. Your name will be included on our new equipment truck.