CORPS PROFILE

2018 George Zingali Best Color Guard Award
5th PLACE FINISH IN 2018

Location: Boston, MA
Division: World Class
Founded: 1940
Executive Director: Chris Holland
Corps Director: Ron Lambert
2019 Production: “Goliath”
Website: bostoncrusaders.org

The Boston Crusaders Drum & Bugle Corps is the third-oldest junior drum and bugle corps in the nation and is a founding member of Drum Corps International.

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ABOUT THE CORPS

Boston Crusaders was founded in 1940 as the Most Precious Blood Crusaders. Separating from the church parish that sponsored the group in its early years, the corps became the Hyde Park Crusaders and later the Boston Crusaders as it established itself as a national powerhouse. A charter member of Drum Corps International in the 1970s, it would not be until 1999 that Boston skyrocketed into the DCI World Championship Finals. The corps has retained its spot among DCI’s elite Top 12 ever since.

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ABOUT THE CORPS

Boston Crusaders was founded in 1940 as the Most Precious Blood Crusaders. Separating from the church parish that sponsored the group in its early years, the corps became the Hyde Park Crusaders and later the Boston Crusaders as it established itself as a national powerhouse. A charter member of Drum Corps International in the 1970s, it would not be until 1999 that Boston skyrocketed into the DCI World Championship Finals. The corps has retained its spot among DCI’s elite Top 12 ever since.

READ THE HISTORY OF THE BOSTON CRUSADERS >>

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2019 PRODUCTION TRAILER

2019 PRODUCTION DETAILS

The Biblical account of David and Goliath is a classic lesson of courage, wisdom and perseverance. Today, the phrase “David and Goliath” refers to an underdog scenario; a competition where a smaller, weaker opponent faces a much larger and stronger adversary. Through careful planning and enormous human will, the “David” character finally defies overwhelming odds to emerge victorious.

The Boston Crusaders display and develop the inherent drama and emotion of this underdog story. Drawing on familiar themes from literature and film, contrast and scale literally and figuratively set the stage for this epic portrayal. The 2019 production delivers a powerful combination of variety and conceptual continuity while guiding viewers through the life-long process of innocence, preparation, and conflict to arrive at the ultimate moment of truth.

Repertoire Includes:

  • Enough of Our Machines – Son Lux
  • Everybody Wants to Rule the World – Tears for Fears (Roland Orzabal, Ian Stanley, Chris Hughes)
  • On the Shoulders of Giants – Peter Graham
  • Giant Steps – John Coltrane
  • My Shot – Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • Fanfare for Rocky – Bill Conti
  • Once Upon a Castle – Michael Daugherty

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