Reading Buccaneers, Twin Valley Band To Present 7th Annual Spring Preview

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The Reading Buccaneers Drum & Bugle Corps and the Twin Valley High School Band will host the 7th Annual Spring Preview, a Drum & Bugle Corps Concert, on Saturday, May 7, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. The concert will take place in the Twin Valley High School auditorium, 4897 S. Twin Valley Road, Elverson, PA 19520.

The Spring Preview has become a much-anticipated mainstay of the indoor drum and bugle corps concert calendar and features some of the world’s best all-age competing and alumni corps in exhibition. The concert’s proceeds will benefit the Twin Valley High School band program and the Reading Buccaneers.

The concert will be the public’s first opportunity to hear the ten-time and six-time defending Drum Corps Associates World Champion Reading Buccaneers, as the corps unveils its 2011 music program, A Dancer’s Dream. The corps’ repertoire includes The Chairman Dances (Foxtrot for Orchestra), by John Adams, Danzón No. 2, by Arturo Marquez, Swan Lake, by Peter Tchaikovsky, and Mambo from Symphonic Dances from “West Side Story,” by Leonard Bernstein.

In addition to the Buccaneers, patrons will be treated to performances by the 2010 Drum Corps Associates Class A champion Fusion Core (Morris County, NJ), the Brassmen (Brooklyn, NY), Selden Cadets (Selden, Long Island, NY), Swing House (Carney’s Point, NJ), Reilly Raiders (Willow Grove, PA), the Reading Buccaneers Alumni (Reading, PA).

In addition to the concert, the day presents a unique opportunity for drum corps aficionados to spend time meeting members from multiple corps and reconnect with old friends and many activity luminaries. There will be special items for raffle, including DCA Finals tickets, gift cards, gift baskets and Buccaneers memorabilia.

Reserved seats are $14 apiece, and general admission seats are $12 apiece, and will be sold at the door. For advance ticket purchases, send a check payable to “Spring Preview” to Reading Buccaneers Spring Preview, 42 Harrigan Avenue, Monroe Township, NJ 08831. For a seating chart and additional information, visit or call 215.915.9617.

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, most recently, in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 — all six undefeated championship seasons. Named the Corps of the Decade for 2000-2009 by the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame, in 2009 the Buccaneers posted the highest championship score in DCA history, a 99.025 out of 100. In 2010, the Buccaneers set or extended DCA records for most world championships (10), most consecutive victories (57), most consecutive championships (6) and most consecutive undefeated seasons (6).

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