Reading Buccaneers Announce 2014 Program
The Reading Buccaneers Drum & Bugle Corps is proud to announce its 2014 production, “Break on Through.” With this year’s production, the corps will invite audiences to share our experience of breaking through boundaries and barriers – personal, emotional and physical.
The Buccaneers will build upon the success of recent productions with a very ambitious program highlighted by the fusion of visual and musical elements into a single, cohesive idea. Visually, the concept will be evident throughout the show as we literally test the 300’ x 160’ boundaries of a football field. Musical selections will be pieced together to present a single musical thread, highlighting the ebb and flow of tension, culminating with the eventual destruction of the boundary.
On a deeper level, we aim to break barriers of program design and construction, by seamlessly combining otherwise disparate works of music and visual elements to convey a simple idea. We also aim to break out of the mold we have set for ourselves musically, by boldly combining classical, jazz, modern, classic rock and original works into the production. In doing so, we pay tribute to the great Buccaneers corps of the past, which earned the corps the nickname “Balance in Blue,” because of the corps’ versatility in handling a variety of musical styles and genres. Finally, as is our goal every year, we aim to break through boundaries of achievement and give our outstanding members the satisfaction of doing something they initially thought impossible.
Musical selections include:
“Break on Through (To the Other Side),” by The Doors
“Introduction, Fourth Ballet Suite,” by Dmitri Shostakovich
“Orawa,” by contemporary Polish composer Wojciech Kilar
“The Heat of the Day,” by Pat Metheny Group
Original music by Buccaneers designers Mark Lortz, Johnny Trujillo and Greg Tsalikis.
The Buccaneers will rehearse next on Saturday, December 14 (9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.) and Sunday, December 15 (9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.) at Twin Valley High School, Elverson, PA. Both sessions are for brass and percussion only. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. both days.
This is going to be an incredible journey! Join us as we Break on Through!