Thursday, September 22, 2016

We are deeply touched by the passing of Michelle Owens!

We are deeply touched by the passing of Michelle Owens! Michelle is our therapist in Atlanta GA that passed away yesterday from ovarian cancer. She worked for us for several years before she got sick. We will miss her...

Michelle has been involved in the pageantry arts for over 25 years. Originally from New Hartford, NY, Michelle currently lives in Woodstock, GA where she is a licensed Massage Therapist. Michelle began her performing career as a 7th grader in the New Hartford High School marching band. She went on to perform with the Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps from 1990-1994, a perennial DCI finalist during those years. And she was member of Independent World Class finalist Field of View from 1994-1995.

Michelle has been teaching, writing, and designing since 1992. Some of her teaching experience on the scholastic side includes: New Hartford HS 1992-1996, North Penn HS 1996-1998, Ridgewood HS 1999-2001, Randolph HS 1999-2001, Morris Knolls HS 1999-2001, Hicksville HS 1999-2001, Huntington HS 1999-2001, Lassiter HS 2002-present and McEachern HS 2014. At Lassiter HS, Michelle was the Director of the color guard program from 2002-2013. She was part of the team when the band won the BOA Grand National Championship in 2002.

Michelle has also worked with some independent groups such as: Field of View winter guard from 1996-1999, Salem Blue winter guard 2002-present, Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps 1995-2000, Magic of Orlando Drum and Bugle Corps 2001-2002, The Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps 2003-2008 and the Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps 2014. Michelle was part of the team at The Cadets when the corps won the DCI Championship in 2005. Michelle continues to share her knowledge, talents, and passion to an activity that has given so much to her and she is excited as an alumnus and former staff member to return to the Crossmen for 2016.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

September Events

We are excited to announce our list of events for September. While summer might be over, we're happy to give you something to look forward to in the month to come!

Rhythm & Roots Festival  – Sept. 2nd-4th – Charlestown, RI

North Coast Music Festival – Sept. 2nd-4th – Chicago, IL

Peoria Blues Festival – September 2nd-3rd – Peoria, IL

Riot Fest  – September 2nd-3rd – Denver, CO

"We Are LA" Family Music Festival – September 17th – Los Angeles, CA

AmericanaFest – September 20th-25th – Nashville, TN

Pilgrimage Music and Arts Festival – September 24th-25th – Franklin, TN