Reading Buccaneers Capture Sixth World Championship
The Reading Buccaneers Drum & Bugle Corps finished its 2006 competitive season where it began it – as undefeated world champions. The Buccaneers bested twenty-four other competing units at the 42nd Annual Drum Corps Associates World Championships, held this weekend at PAETEC Park in Rochester, NY. The Bucs placed first in the preliminary round of competition on Saturday, ensuring the corps’ top seeding for Sunday’s championship finals. The win extends the Buccaneers’ consecutive win streak to nineteen over two seasons.
The Buccaneers finished first in Open Class competition with a score of 97.238, and also won awards for best visual effect and best percussion. Finishing in second place were the host Empire Statesmen, Rochester, NY (96.950). Rounding out the top ten were the Bushwackers, Harrison, NJ (3rd, 95.638); the Caballeros, Hawthorne, NJ (4th, 95.000); Minnesota Brass, Inc., Twin Cities, MN (5th, 92.325); the Brigadiers, Syracuse, NY (6th, 91.538); the Connecticut Hurricanes, Derby, CT (7th, 86.738); the Renegades, San Francisco, CA (8th, 86.238); the CorpsVets, Atlanta, GA (9th, 85.750); and Carolina Gold, Rocky Mount, NC (10th, 84.775).
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, 2005 and 2006. 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.
On Sunday, November, 26, 2006, the Buccaneers will host its annual Membership Day, at Twin Valley High School, Elverson, PA. All persons interested in learning more about the Reading Buccaneers and being a part of the 2007 50th Anniversary corps are invited to attend. Please visit the corps’ web site for more information.
The Buccaneers are sponsored in part by Behler-Hein American Legion Post 637, Hamburg, Pennsylvania, and Roy A. Master American Legion Post 217, Topton, Pennsylvania
For more information, visit www.readingbuccaneers.org.