Crossmen launch capital campaign for a new equipment trailer!
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.