Julie Dawson, mom to third-year Boston Crusaders trumpet player James, submitted this photo and caption.

When I saw a black Christmas tree in the store, I couldn't resist paying homage to my favorite corps, the Boston Crusaders. I even used a photo of our drum major, Thompson Vou, to top the tree. After Boston's December camp, I had the chance to get a photo of Thompson holding the "Mini-Thompson" tree topper. Happy Holidays!