The Crossmen at a 2008 performance
at the Texas State Capital.
Drum corps fans living near our nation's capitol can see a first-ever drum corps performance at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts this Tuesday, July 29! The Crossmen will perform an hour of current and classic selections at the historic venue beginning at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Kennedy Center Programmer and Crossmen alum Diane Ezerins was able to help bring the 22-time World Championship Finalists to the Kennedy Center. Along with the general public, students from DC Metro-area high school bands have been invited to attend the performance. Part entertainment, part education, and great drum corps exposure, this event is part of a continuing series of public exhibitions by the Crossmen. "Our focus this season is to provide a great experience for our members," said Fred Morrison, executive director of the Crossmen organization. "We started our season performing in front of our home crowd in Blossom Stadium on June 13 with an educational clinic attended by potential future members, and our second public performance was on the steps of the Texas State Capital building on June 14. Our activity is so much more than a competition in a stadium, and there could be no better way to put icing on the cake than to perform on the grand Millennium Stage in the Kennedy Center." Crossmen members will perform their 2008 production, "Planet X" at the event, as well as other corps favorites and patriotic tunes including "Russian Christmas Music," "Texas, Our Texas," "God Bless America," "The Water is Wide" and "Dark Horse Chorale." The drum line will perform cadences, the front ensemble will include the selection "Across the Universe," and the color guard will perform a dance routine. Learn more about the event at