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Update on the 2020 Season

On March 26, 2020, in News

It is with deep emotion that I communicate the reality of the 2020 Boston Crusaders and Drum Corps International summer cancelation. The Inspire Arts & Music Board of Directors and administration remain steadfast and committed to continuing our mission in 2021 and beyond. While the shock of this settles in,…

IAM Receives Mass Cultural Council Grants for Needed Riverside Theater Renovations

On March 20, 2020, in News

In June 2019, Inspire Arts & Music Inc. was awarded two grants from Mass Cultural Council’s Cultural Facilities Fund: The Systems Replacement Grant in the amount of $7,000 and the Feasibility & Technical Assistance Grant for $30,000. Both grants required IAM to raise matching funds, which IAM successfully completed in…

COVID-19 Update (March 18th)

On March 18, 2020, in News

Greetings, In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Boston Crusaders and the entire DCI community have canceled their in-person weekend rehearsal camps for March and April, adhering to current guidance from the CDC, NIH, and the White House. As we monitor the unfolding situation, we are currently preparing details for…

February Production Camp Recap

On February 25, 2020, in News

This weekend, the 2020 Boston Brass met at The Colony High School in The Colony, TX for the second production camp of the season. Riding off the momentum of our last camp, the BACBrass came ready to go for a productive weekend of visual technique and music preparation. Over the…

80th Anniversary Homecoming Events Announced

On February 21, 2020, in Events, News By ,

You’re Invited: 80th Anniversary Homecoming Weekend Celebrate 80 years of the Boston Crusaders with a full weekend of events in Boston June 25th-27th! Reunite with friends old and new at our Alumni Social on Thursday, the 80th Anniversary Fundraising Gala on Friday, and cap off the weekend New England’s premier…

January Production Camp Recap

On January 29, 2020, in News

It was an exciting weekend for the 2020 Boston Crusaders at our first production camp of the season! Both the brass and percussion sections traveled to Tejeda Middle School in San Antonio, TX to begin work on the 2020 production. This weekend we welcomed back the returning brass members for…

DigitalMarchingFX.com Partners with Boston Crusaders for 2020

On January 23, 2020, in Inspire Guard, News, Sponsors

Inspire Arts & Music and the Boston Crusaders are excited to announce a new partnership with DigitalMarchingFX.com (DMFX) for the 2020 season. In this new partnership, DMFX will provide custom printed flags and tarps for Inspire Guard and flags for the Boston Crusaders. DMFX’s state of the art digital printing…

Boston Crusaders, Inspire Guard partner with Stanbury Uniforms

On January 9, 2020, in Inspire Guard, News, Sponsors

Inspire Arts & Music and the Boston Crusaders are excited to announce a new partnership with Stanbury Uniforms for the 2020 season. Under the creative direction of designer Greg Lagola, Stanbury will provide costuming for the Inspire Arts & Music ensembles. In this partnership, Stanbury will provide custom designed uniforms…

2020 Audition Recap

On December 18, 2019, in News

After four weeks, six cities, and countless hours of practice and preparation, the 2020 audition season is quickly coming to a close. This fall, BAC auditionees attended a one-day audition in either Indianapolis, San Antonio, Dallas, Orlando, Philadelphia, or Portsmouth (NH), or submitted a video audition. After successful completion of…

Holiday 2020 Campaign

On December 14, 2019, in News

Greetings and Happy Holidays, The 2020 season is upon us and what a special year this will be, as 2020 marks our 80th anniversary season! “BAC” holds so many wonderful memories and life lessons for all of us. For me, circling up and singing “Giant” with people who I could…