Submitted by Crossmen: Crossmen had their history-making first Texas audition camp at Ronald Reagan High School located in San Antonio's North East Independant School District (NEISD) in late November. Many thanks to the NEISD's Superintendant, Richard Middleton and the Reagan principal, Bill Boyd for providing the facility availability. The Crossmen felt very welcome in their new home. Four hundred campers, staff and volunteers were treated to a bountiful table prepared and served under the leadership of Crossmen food truck veteran, Donna Reedy and her Crossmen alumni president husband Rick. One thousand pancakes, 1000 hot dogs and various other menu items were prepared throughout the weekend. Donna even put in a Texas flair with mountains of nachos, quesadillas and biscuits with sausage gravy. No one went away hungry! Crossmen director Mark Chambers was very impressed with the Crossmen campers, staff and volunteers. "Campers came from as far as Japan to be a part of the corps, and the blend of Texas and Pennsylvania veteran corps members is working great. 2007 is looking very promising for the relocated Crossmen," he said. www.yea.org/crossmen Submitted by 7th Regiment: 7th Regiment is pleased to report a strong start to their 2007 season, following their open house and audition camp on Dec. 2-3, in New London, Conn. This camp weekend served as a preliminary rehearsal for the percussionists and brass musicians and an audition for the inaugural season of Kinetic, an independent winter guard sponsored by the 7th Regiment and Surfers Alumni Association. Under the direction of the corps' color guard caption head, Dana Saccomano, Kinetic will compete locally for the 2007 winter season and will provide quality technique and performance instruction for color guard performers throughout New England. 7th Regiment is still accepting applications for all sections of the drum corps and will hold another audition camp on Jan. 6-7. For details visit www.7thregiment.org.
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