In The News: A Musical Dynasty
The Reading Buccaneers didn’t come from New York City or northern New Jersey, where the good performers called home. Fifty years ago the rest of the drum-and-bugle circuit mocked them, calling them a bunch of farm boys.
As the cliché goes, that was then.
Now they’re pursuing their sixth consecutive Drum Corps Associates championship, having been undefeated since 2005. The 128 members include musicians who trek from as far away as Massachusetts and Virginia for weekend rehearsals and summer competitions up and down the Eastern Seaboard.
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