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The dynamic duo behind Crossmen's move to San Antonio

The dynamic duo behind Crossmen's move to San Antonio

by Drum Corps International

In September of 2006, Crossmen sponsor Youth Education in the Arts announced that it would relocate the corps from its hometown of Allentown, Pa. to San Antonio, Texas with a new management team for the 2007 season. At the forefront of Crossmen's move—working with YEA! Executive Director Geroge Hopkins—was San Antonio's Ronald Reagan High School band director Mark Chambers and friend Fred Morrison. Today, Chambers serves in his freshman year as Crossmen's director and Morrison as chief operating officer. "This is something Fred and I have talked about for a long time—it's kind of a passion on both sides ... The timing was never right and then this opportunity presented itself and it was really something we wanted to try to do," said Chambers DCI.org's Dan Potter caught up with Chambers and Morrison during the Drum Corps International winter board of directors meeting in Atlanta to recap the decision behind the corps' relocation and to ask what the Crossmen have in store for the 2007 season. Check out the video interview below.