March Camp Update & Spring Preview

On March 28, 2017, in News

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…

Boston Crusaders Choose Remo

On March 15, 2017, in News

The Boston Crusaders and Inspire Arts & Music are excited to announce a new sponsorship and partnership with Remo. The sponsorship is effective immediately and the 2017 Boston Crusaders will perform on Remo drum heads and a wide variety of Remo membrane percussion instruments. “The partnership with Remo allows us to create…

Midwinter Update – 2017

On March 1, 2017, in News

With the February camp in the books, the 2017 Boston Crusaders continue to carry great momentum as the winter months give way to March. The full brass and percussion sections were on hand this past weekend and focused on two minutes of ensemble music, consisting of fast tempos and virtuosic moments…

Boston Crusaders gains a new partnership for 2017

On February 23, 2017, in News

Boston Crusaders is excited to bring the unique sounds of electronic percussion company Zendrum onto the field this summer. “I am really excited to use the Zendrum Mallet Pro GT with the Boston Crusaders front ensemble this summer. I think the Zendrum’s intuitive interface and rugged design will not only…

Boston Crusaders Inks New Deal with Band Shoppe

On February 16, 2017, in News

Boston, MA, February 16, 2017 – The Boston Crusaders and Inspire Arts & Music are proud to announce the renewal of our sponsorship with Band Shoppe for the historic 45th season of Drum Corps International. “The Boston Crusaders and Inspire Arts & Music (IAM) are excited about extending this sponsorship into the future,”…

2017 Visual Staff

On December 17, 2016, in News, Staff News

Another exciting announcement! Aaron Bailey will lead a team of talented visual and movement technicians. They are eager to work with all of our 2017 performers! Aaron Bailey Aaron has been active in the marching arts activity teaching and performing since 2000. While Aaron studied business and design at Western…

Meet the 2017 Drum Majors

On December 16, 2016, in News

Three outstanding candidates from a field of over 25 were selected to lead the 2017 Boston Crusaders. Mark Hambleton returns to the podium for his age out season and BAC vets Kaitlin Oresky and Nick Winckel will join Mark on the podium.  Mark Hambleton (middle) is a four year member, conductor…

Boston Crusaders welcomes Ken Flanagan and Tom Spataro into the Hall of Fame

On November 22, 2016, in News

The Boston Crusaders are proud to announce the induction of Ken Flanagan and Tom Spataro into the Boston Crusaders Hall of Fame. Ken Flanagan Kenny Flanagan first got involved with the Boston Crusaders in the summer of 1987. Kenny was working at Paul Pitts’ school (Oliver Ames High School), and…

2017 Brass Staff

On November 17, 2016, in News, Staff News

Under the leadership of Gino Cipriani, this outstanding team of brass educators joins the Boston Crusaders. We are happy to welcome them and they are excited to work with all of the talented performers. Join us! Steve Bentley 2017 is Stephen Bentley’s twenty sixth year as a Music Educator. Stephen…

2017 Guard Staff

On November 15, 2016, in News, Staff News

The Boston Crusaders added more talented people to the 2017 Guard Staff. We are all excited for an extraordinary summer . . . Let’s complete our team by adding YOU, performers! Aaron Gantt Aaron Gantt is a native of Wagener, South Carolina where he was a graduate of Wagener-Salley High School….