|The Buccaneer Alumni Association
A Fellowship Organization of Alumni and Friends of the Reading Buccaneers Drum & Bugle Corps
|The Buccaneer Family - An Overview
The Reading Buccaneer Family consists of The Reading Buccaneers Drum & Bugle Corps
(our parent organization), the Buccaneer Alumni Association
and the Buccaneer Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps.
The Reading Buccaneers (nicknamed "the Buccaneers" or simply "the Bucs") perform primarily in field competitions in
the summer as a member of Drum Corps Associates (DCA), and require a high level of commitment of time and effort
from its members. They have won eleven DCA World Championships, (1965, 1968, 1979, 1980, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008,
2009,2010 and 2012).
The Buccaneer Alumni Association was formed in 1981, shortly after the Buccaneers captured their second consecutive
(and fourth total at that time) DCA World Championship title in 1980, by former members who wished to come
together for fellowship with other members of past seasons and to provide support for the Buccaneers.
The Buccaneer Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps was formed in 1987 to satisfy a desire on the part of former members of
the Buccaneers who wished to continue to perform in the drum and bugle corps venue, but with a lower level of
commitment of time than the competing unit requires.
|Our Mission and Who We Are
As stated in its charter, the purpose of the Buccaneer Alumni Association is
TO REUNITE all past members of the Reading Buccaneers Drum & Bugle Corps in camaraderie and fellowship, TO
ENGAGE in the parade drum & bugle corps activity, TO ENCOURAGE the growth of the Reading Buccaneers Drum
& Bugle Corps, TO MAINTAIN the commitment to excellence generally associated with said Corps, and TO
PERPETUATE drum & bugle corps in general as an art form and entertainment medium.
Who can join The Buccaneer Alumni Association? The short answer is - anybody!
One does not have to be a former member of the Reading Buccaneers Drum & Bugle Corps
in order to be eligible for membership in the Buccaneer Alumni Association.