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Boston Crusaders “Return Home” to Vic Firth Products

On January 3, 2018, in News, Sponsors

Effective January 1, 2018 Inspire Arts & Music (IAM) and the Boston Crusaders have “returned home” and will perform exclusively with Vic Firth sticks and mallets! The organization has been a long time endorser of Zildjian cymbals, and now returning to Vic Firth makes for a very special association. Since…

2017 Holiday Campaign

On December 18, 2017, in News

Click to Donate In 2017, Inspire Arts & Music experienced incredible growth and success. We honored Mayor Walsh with the “Champion Award” at Concert in the Park and raised over $500,000 in corporate support for our programs. We added music programs in Hyde Park and Dorchester – free of charge…

NOW ON SALE! East Coast Classic and CYO Nationals Tribute – 2018

On December 6, 2017, in News, Show Announcements

Sunday, July 1, 2018 Veterans Memorial Stadium 70-71 North Parish Road Lawrence, MA 01843 EAST COAST CLASSIC TICKETS Thursday, August 2, 2018 Veterans Memorial Stadium 70-71 North Parish Road Lawrence, MA 01843 CYO NATIONALS TRIBUTE TICKETS

Michael Tarr Joins The 2018 Visual Team Headed By Leon May And Aaron Bailey

On November 7, 2017, in News, Staff News

Michael Brady Tarr is originally from Wyandotte, Michigan and is grateful to have enjoyed a successful career in the pageantry and performing arts that spans nearly three decades. Teaching and consulting with many drum corps and high school programs throughout the world, Michael’s extensive and successful career includes previously working…

Colin McNutt And Iain Moyer Welcome Samantha Cope To The Percussion Team

On November 6, 2017, in News, Staff News

A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Sam began her percussion career at Kings High School where she taught from 2005 to 2013. During that time she was also a performing member of Rhythm X from 2005 to 2008 and a staff member from 2009 to 2013. Sam was also a member…

Gino Cipriani And The Brass Team Welcome T. André Feagin

On November 2, 2017, in News, Staff News

Dr. T. André Feagin is currently the director of bands at Coastal Carolina University (CCU). He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in wind conducting from the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music where he studied with Maestro Gregg I. Hanson. Feagin’s responsibilities at CCU include the…

Staff Update: Operations and Administration

On October 30, 2017, in News

“I am pleased to add these experienced gentlemen to the administrative team. I know each will be a great resource to me and the organization. I am equally excited to have RON LAMBERT and STEPHANIE AARONS returning in their current roles along with MARYMASON MCWHORTER pivoting to the Membership Coordinator role….

The 2017 Boston Crusaders Present: Wicked Games

On May 19, 2017, in News

Musical Selections Include: Full Moon Forest and Rising of the Sun – Moonlight Sonata – Beethoven and The Adoration of Veles and Ala (From Scythian Suite) – Sergei Prokofiev Whispers and Accusations – Whispers – Colin McNutt, Iain Moyer, Michael Zellers and Cortege Macabre (from Grohg) – Aaron Copland Tortured…

77 Day Annual Drive

On April 6, 2017, in News

From Executive Director, Chris Holland Time flies and here we are at the critical Annual Campaign… but this year we are calling it an ANNUAL DRIVE! I have been inspired by the intensity of our members, staff, and design team over the last 7 months. We have a product, staff,…

Meet the new Media Team Supervisor

On March 30, 2017, in News

Originally from Hazlet, NJ, Julia Cardillo will serve as the Media Team Supervisor for the Boston Crusaders this summer. In college, Julia marched in the color guard for the University of Massachusetts Amherst Minuteman Marching Band and multiple drum corps. After graduating with a B.A. in Journalism, she immediately set…