As momentum builds for our 2022 season, the Boston Crusaders and Inspire Arts & Music (IAM) are thrilled to announce a new partnership with Pearl Drums and Adams Percussion.
In this long-term relationship, the Boston Crusaders percussion sections will perform exclusively on Pearl/Adams instruments. The 2022 Boston Crusaders instrumentation will feature Pearl Championship Maple Series battery, Adams Endurance Series keyboards, and Adams Percussion. The transition to Pearl/Adams allows the Boston Crusaders’ high-energy playing style to adopt a new warm, resonant sound required for their 2022 production.
“Having just celebrated its 75th Anniversary, the Pearl Corporation is a perfect match for the Boston Crusaders,” said Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director Chris Holland. “The legendary quality of Pearl/Adams instruments and their commitment to innovation will help us bring fresh, new musical sounds and ideas to life. The Boston Crusaders, like Pearl, is steeped in tradition but very much forward looking - and the future is limitless.”
“Pearl & Adams are very proud to welcome the Boston Crusaders to our roster of World Class Drum Corps beginning in the 2022 tour season,” said Shawn Lafrenz, Senior Marketing Manager for Pearl Corporation. “The Crusaders have a long tradition of design and performance excellence that continually pushes the boundary of musical and artistic achievement. The legendary performance, tonal projection, and durability of Pearl and Adams instruments are a perfect match for the high demands of excellence that BAC arrangers, designers and performers expect on and off the field. Our organizations have a proud history together already, and we are very excited to begin writing a new chapter in that story.”
In addition to supporting the Boston Crusaders, Pearl will be outfitting the Inspire Arts & Music youth percussion programs with a classroom set of drums. These additional instruments will not only allow IAM to expand their curriculum offerings, but more importantly provide the opportunity to invite more students into the classroom.
“This relationship extends to the Inspire Arts & Music city music programs - which speaks to the core values of Pearl Adams. From beginner to professional level, every musician matters,” said Chris Holland. “I know the kids will have access to high quality instruments, allowing Inspire Arts & Music to continue to grow our programming and service more kids.”
The Boston Crusaders and Pearl/Adams look forward to a long future together on and off the field.
Pearl Corporation is a division of Pearl Musical Instruments, a worldwide leading manufacturer of acoustic and electronic drums, concert and marching percussion instruments, hand percussion, and flutes. Pearl Corporation is also the exclusive U.S. distributor of Adams Musical Instruments. Pearl Corporation is based in Nashville, TN.
About Boston Crusaders
Founded in 1940, the Boston Crusaders is the third-oldest junior drum and bugle corps in the nation and a consistent world championship finalist. Composed entirely of brass, percussion, and color guard members under the age of 22, the Boston Crusaders travel over 10,000 miles each summer competing on the Drum Corps International tour. The Boston Crusaders is an Inspire Arts & Music program and a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.