Youth Development

CROSSMEN PRODUCTIONS INC

aka Crossmen Drum & Bugle Corps   |   San Antonio, TX   |  www.crossmen.org

Mission

To enrich and shape the lives of young individuals through music education and the performing arts.

Notes from the nonprofit

The Crossmen are proud to have provided life-changing opportunities for thousands of individuals in our storied 46-year history. As we continue with our mission of shaping and enriching the lives of young individuals, we are grateful for the countless numbers of volunteers and donors that have helped make the Crossmen so great! From our humble beginnings in Pennsylvania, to our presence in the Lone Star State, our success truly comes from "Deep in the Heart!"

Ruling year info

2007

Chief Executive Officer

Natalie R Steele

Main address

P.O. Box 591940

San Antonio, TX 78259 USA

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EIN

20-8573532

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Music (A68)

Performing Arts (A60)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Crossmen Drum & Bugle Corps

On the surface, the Crossmen Drum Corps is a non-profit youth organization comprised of 154 youth performers, who excel in one of three areas: brass, percussion, and color guard. We spend the summer learning, performing, and competing with a production that combines the music, theatrics, and pageantry of high school and college marching bands, with the talent and innovation of Broadway productions such as BLAST! and Cirque de Soleil. We travel the country for approximately ten weeks, and end our season at the DCI World Championships hosted at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. In addition to the tens of thousands of fans who attend these live performances, these shows have been televised live on PBS, ESPN and in movie theaters around the United States, for an audience of more than eleven million viewers.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents (13-19 years)
K-12 (5-19 years)
Budget
$1,600,000

A performing ensemble that competes both regionally and nationally as part of the Texas Color Guard Circuit (TCGC) and Winter Guard International (WGI).

Population(s) Served
Adolescents (13-19 years)
Adults
Budget
$65,000

An adult community band focused on the joy of making music in a collaborative setting. The San Antonio Chamber Winds perform 5+ concert per year in and around the San Antonio and South Central Texas area.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Young Adults (20-25 years)
Budget
$10,000

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of performances

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

General/Unspecified

Related Program

Crossmen Drum & Bugle Corps

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The annual performance tour of the Crossmen includes competitions, exhibitions, parades and various other performances nationwide.

Total number of free performances given

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

General/Unspecified

Related Program

Crossmen Drum & Bugle Corps

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of paid registrants to classes

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents (13-19 years),Adults,K-12 (5-19 years)

Related Program

Crossmen Drum & Bugle Corps

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This number reflects those that attended a Crossmen Signature Educational Series eXperience camp event or are participants in any Crossmen Productions ensemble.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

The Crossmen organization aims to become one of the premier youth development and arts organizations in the State of Texas and throughout the United States. We seek to increase educational and performance opportunities as well as providing world class performance ensembles.

Our strategy centers on increasing educational experiences for young performers and musicians. As a World Class performing ensemble, one of our strategies is to build a facility that allows for an increase in both educational and performance opportunities. Each year, hiring the best designers and instructors allows us to put a product on the field that is of the highest caliber. By increasing our product, we are able to compete more effectively, thus eventually drawing more attention and credibility to the lifelong experiences that we offer.

We believe that each year we have the capability to offer a World Class experience to our young performers, and in turn provide the highest level of youth development. We are limited in our capability to expand our program offerings due to an inadequate rehearsal facility. This is a primary goal of the Crossmen organization in the coming years.

Currently, one of our greatest indicators is the amount of people that register annually to participate in our educational clinics and auditions. If we are able to increase this number year after year, while seeing our placement (competitive outcome) rise, we believe those to be indicators of success.

Since moving to Texas in 2006, we have stabilized the organization financially, and identified annual revenue streams that allow us to flourish. We have once again become perennial Drum Corps International World Championship finalists, and have seen our registrations increase close to 300% annually in the past decade.

Financials

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CROSSMEN PRODUCTIONS INC

Board of directors
as of 9/9/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

David Borland

Crossmen Productions, Inc.

Term: 2019 -

John Chambers

John Schock

Ryan Pearson

David Borland

Jay Hogg

Caitlin Wolf

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 07/29/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/17/2020

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.

Keywords

Crossmen, Crossmen Drum Corps, Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps, DCI, Drum Corps International, WGI, TCGC