In 2004, the Crossmen acquired a 1987 Great Dane 48-foot trailer that had likely been previously used as a moving trailer. At the time, the now 30-year old trailer worked out perfectly for the corps. It hauled all of the necessary instruments, uniforms, and color guard equipment with ease!
Over the last 12 years, the Crossmen and the drum corps activity have changed in many aspects to provide the best educational and entertainment experience to fans and performers all across the country. The corps has grown from 135 members to 150, and with it, the ensembles' needs have changed. Additional uniforms, tubas, speakers, and front ensemble equipment added to the trailer has left us in dire need of more space.
During the 2016 season, in addition to the equipment trailer, a separate 20-foot enclosed trailer was utilized for props, guard equipment, field paint, and front ensemble equipment. An 8-foot enclosed trailer was also utilized to haul the corps scaffolding, tools, accessories, and additional field lining supplies.
The CAA offers our deepest and most sincere condolences for the passing of Michelle Owens to Jeff Sacktig, Kim and Rod Owens, Julie Owens VanDyke, and the entire Crossmen family.
Michelle marched for five Years, 1990 - 1994, and was an eight year Color Guard Staff Member, 1995 - 2000, 2015 - 2016. Her smile and spirit will live on with us forever.
The major mission of the Crossmen Alumni Association is the development of charitable contributions exclusively for the Crossmen World Class Drum Corps. Our secondary mission is the social interaction of Crossmen Alumni marching members, administration, and instructional staff to support and preserve the heritage of the Crossmen. Membership in the Crossmen Alumni Association is restricted to marching, administrative, and instructional alumni of the corps.