HELP COMPLETE THE FLEET
In 2022, we’re set to put our largest equipment truck ever on the road. Help us reach our goal of $100,000 to replace our 25-year-old equipment trailer with a brand new custom built trailer! For gifts of $500+, we’ll even put your name on the back of the truck to be proudly displayed everywhere we go!
Let’s send off the 2022 Boston Crusaders on tour with the equipment truck they deserve. Rally your fellow corpsmates together and make a gift towards the new truck today!
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 300 donors for the new equipment truck! Your contributions help us pay off the initiate cost of the trailer, materials for the interior build out, and routine maintenance as we head down the road this summer. 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 to see your name on the road, in the lot, and everywhere BAC goes!