Buccaneers Extend Win Streak To Sixteen
The World Champion Reading Buccaneers Drum & Bugle Corps extended its consecutive win streak to sixteen contests over two seasons, by winning its seventh contest of the 2006 season Saturday. The corps won the Parade of Champions Sponsored by the American Legion, topping four other competing corps in this contest at Memorial Stadium, Scranton, PA. The Buccaneers placed first with an overall score of 92.788, ahead of the Bushwackers, Harrison, NJ (2nd – 91.438); the Caballeros, Hawthorne, NJ (3rd – 90.888; the Hurricanes, Derby, CT (4th – 82.700); and the New York Skyliners, New York, NY (5th – 75.913).
The Buccaneers are sponsored in part by Behler-Hein American Legion Post 637, Hamburg, PA, and Roy A. Master American Legion Post 217, Topton, PA. This year, the Buccaneers are presenting a program entitled “Exotic Impressions,” featuring the music of Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.
Saturday’s win sets up a key contest for the Bucs this weekend, at home, to end the regular season, which will determine seedings for the upcoming Drum Corps Associates (“DCA”) World Championships, held over Labor Day weekend in Rochester, NY. The Bucs will compete before Greater Reading area fans at the annual Big Sounds in Motion, on Saturday, August 26, at Exeter Township High School’s Don Thomas Stadium. Also in competition will be the 2004 DCA world champion and 2005 DCA runner-up Empire Statesmen, Rochester, NY; the Brigadiers, Syracuse, NY; Carolina Gold, Rocky Mount, NC; the Crusaders, Rochester, NY; and the New York White Sabers, Dansville, NY. For more information, visit www.bigsoundsinmotion.com or www.readingbuccaneers.org.
Founded in 1957, the Buccaneers are a non-profit, education-oriented musical organization. The Buccaneers are a charter member of Drum Corps Associates and won the first-ever DCA world championships in 1965. Additional titles followed in 1968, 1979, 1980 and 2005. In 2005, the Buccaneers enjoyed the finest competitive season in the organization’s history, completing an undefeated season with a world championship in which the Buccaneers won every judged category and posted the second highest score in DCA championships history, a 98.45 out of a possible 100. In 2006-2007, the Buccaneers will celebrate its 50th anniversary. All Buccaneers alumni are encouraged to visit the corps’ web site to register to receive anniversary information.
For more information, visit www.readingbuccaneers.org.