BillP.

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About BillP.

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    York White Roses, 1972; Reading Buccaneers, 2010, 2012-13.
  • Your Favorite Corps
    Cavaliers, Buccaneers
  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Landisville, PA
  1. The Reading Buccaneers are finalizing all last minute details for their 14th annual Spring Preview indoor concert. Appearing in this year's preview will be Banner Brass - a new ensemble performing pop and classical favorites Skyliner Alumni - bringing the best of the Skyliner tradition to the stage Blessed Sac/Golden Knights Alumni - recreating that big, big sound of the sixties Buccaneer Alumni - performing classic Buccaneer standards Reading Buccaneers - premiering their 2018 repertoire "HERE TO THERE!" Saturday, May 12, 7:00 p.m., Twin Valley High School, Elverson, PA. Tickets at www.readingbuccaneers.org/springpreview. Turkey dinner 3:00-6:30 in the cafeteria. Join the excitement!
  2. Because of last minute complications, this year's Spring Preview indoor drum corps concert welcomes "Banner Brass" to the stage. The newest Spring Preview addition is a brass ensemble which performs at special events and presents exciting arrangements of pop hits, classics, and of course The Star Spangled Banner. Drum corps rounding-out the show remain the Skyliners, Skyliner Alumni, Blessed Sacrament/Golden Knights Alumni, Buccaneer Alumni, and the Buccaneers (premiering their 2018 show "HERE to THERE.") For tickets please visit www.readingbuccaneers.com/springpreview or mail your ticket request and self-addressed stamped envelope to: Spring Preview, 200 Columbia Ave., Reading, PA, 19605. Reserved tickets (center section) are $17 each and General Admission are $15 (outside sections). Make checks payable to "Spring Preview." Join the Reading Buccaneers for an exciting evening of drum corps on May 12, 7:00 p.m., at Twin Valley H.S., Elverson, PA.
  3. The Reading Buccaneers Drum & Bugle Corps and Twin Valley H.S. Band will present their 2018 “Spring Preview” indoor concert on Saturday, May 12, 7:00 p.m. at Twin Valley High School, Elverson, PA. As always, the show will bring a host of exciting active and alumni corps to the stage. · Thunder Brigade, Westminster, MD – A DCI “SoundSport” corps bringing tons of excitement to the stage. · Blessed Sac/Golden Knights Alumni, Nutley, NJ – An original DCI member corps, GK’s will be recapping their classics. · Skyliner Alumni, Hasbrouck Heights, NJ – Continuing their traditions, they put the “f” in “forte!” · The Skyliners, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, PA – One of DCA’s active open class corps, bringing the intensity of their namesakes. · Reading Buccaneer Alumni, Reading, PA – Recreating championship excitement from the 1960’s, ‘70’s and ‘80’s. · Buccaneers, Reading, PA – One of DCA’s most celebrated and awarded ensembles premieres their 2018 repertoire “HERE TO THERE” A turkey dinner (with vegetarian option) will be offered in the school cafeteria from 3:00-6:30. Dinners may be purchased at the show. Spring Preview tickets are available in advance at $17.00 (reserved seating) and $15.00 (general admission), and may be ordered online at www.readingbuccaneers.org/springpreview, or by mailing a check and self-addressed stamped envelope to: Spring Preview, 200 Columbia Ave., Reading, PA 19605 Please make your check payable to: Spring Preview. Ticket orders received after May 1 will be held at Will Call. Tickets also will be available at the door. For more information about the show, please email bucspringpreview@gmail.com. Join us for an exciting spring evening of drum corps on May 12!
  4. Great seats are still available for this year's Spring Preview. Go to www.readingbuccaneers.org/springpreview to make your purchase. Center section $17.00, outside sections $15.00. Don't miss this chance to hear a great evening of drum corps!
  5. Participating units in the Reading Buccaneers 13th Annual Spring Preview have announced their musical programs. As always, the show will bring a terrific mix of tradition, innovation, and creativity. Skyliner Alumni Revisiting their storied history, selections will include "Street Scenes," "Puttin' On the Ritz," and "Riding High." Skyliners Show title: "All the Rowboats" featuring "Escape to Paradise," "Lost Boy," Michael Jackson's "Xscape," and "Kingfishers Catch Fire" mvt. 2. Cadets2 Program title: "Simple Gifts" including "Appalachian Morning" by Sheldon, "Appalachian Morning" by Halley, and "Blue Shades." American Originals Varied American fife and drum music from the Revolution to the Civil War, Broadway, Big Band Era, and folk classics. Buccaneer Alumni "Balance in Blue" including "Seahawk," "Russian Sailors Dance," "Ode to Joy," "I Believe in You" by Ill Divo and Celine Dion, "Patriotic Color Pre," and "Birdland." Reading Buccaneers Show title: "Behind the Suit" featuring the music of Hans Zimmer, Michael Daugherty, Samuel Barber, Richard Strauss, and original compositions. Please welcome these corps as they premier their summer repertoire! Saturday, May 13, 7:00 p.m., Twin Valley H.S., Elverson, PA. Reserved seating $17.00 (center section) or General Admission $15.00, available at www.readingbuccaneers.org/springpreview. Cafeteria style turkey dinner from 3:00-6:30 at the high school. Questions: bucspringpreview@gmail.com.
  6. The Reading Buccaneers, in partnership with the Twin Valley High School Band, will present their 13th annual "Spring Preview" drum corps concert on Saturday, May 13, 7:00 p.m. at Twin Valley High School, Elverson, PA. Highlighting the program will be an exciting mix of active and alumni corps: Skyliners, Skyliner Alumni, Cadets2, American Originals Fife and Drum Corps, Buccaneer Alumni, and the Buccaneers. Hosting DCA's 2016 first and second place corps (C2 and Buccaneers) surely will bring extra excitement to this year's event. Additionally, having the Skyliners and Skyliner Alumni on the same program will offer fans a great combination of innovation and tradition. New to Spring Preview will be The American Originals, whose colonial flair and rudimental precision are sure to add a unique dimension. The "Originals" have thrilled audiences across the eastern seaboard. As always, a full turkey dinner will be offered at the school prior to the concert, allowing drum corps fans, young and old, to enjoy some terrific social time. For more information about Spring Preview, please email Bill Powers, coordinator, at bucspringpreview@gmail.com.
  7. While the weather outside has been dreary and cool here in Pennsylvania, Twin Valley High School’s auditorium will definitely brighten your spirits and warm you up this Saturday evening! Seats are still available for the 13th Annual Spring Preview, with stage lights on the Reilly Raiders, St. Rita’s Brassmen Alumni, Fusion Core, Skyliners, and of course the Buccaneer Alumni and the Buccaneers. These units will absolutely bring the heat. Come out to the show! Twin Valley High School, Elverson, PA 7:00 Showtime ~ Tickets Available at the Door Center Section $15.00, Outer Sections $13.00 3:00-6:30 Pre-show Turkey Dinner in the Cafeteria
  8. 3 corps will be rehearsing on the Twin Valley campus on the 7th: Fusion, Sky, and the Bucs. You can catch some visual or sectional work throughout the day.
  9. Not aware of the Shamrock Show. Where was it held?
  10. "Music in the Mountains" at Blue Mountain HS sponsored by the Buccaneer Alumni.
  11. Drum corps fans will be treated to three exciting DCA season premiers at this year’s Spring Preview indoor show, Saturday, May 7 at Twin Valley High School, Elverson, PA. Fusion Core’s presentation of “Up” will explore musical extremes in all directions, and feature repertoire from Ignition, Fleetwood Mac, John Mackey, and Richard Saucedo. The Skyliners will develop their theme “Corner of the Sky” featuring selections from Electric Light Orchestra, Pink Floyd, Michael Buble, and The Jackson Five. Meanwhile, the Buccaneers will introduce musical ideas in support of their 2016 presentation “conZENtric” Mind, Body, Soul. Also bringing excitement to the Spring Preview stage will be three top notch alumni units: the Reilly Raiders, St. Rita’s Brassmen Alumni, and the Buccaneer Alumni. Performances by active and alumni DCA corps will give drum corps fans a great combination of musical innovation and tradition. Sponsored jointly by the Buccaneers and Twin Valley H.S. Band, the event kicks-off with a turkey dinner at the school (3:00-6:30), then the concert begins at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium. For advance tickets please visit www.readingbuccaneers.org (Paypal) or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Spring Preview, 200 Columbia Ave., Reading, PA, 19605. Reserved seats are $15, General Admission are $13. Please make checks payable to “Spring Preview.” Orders received after May 1 will be held at will call. Questions should be emailed to bucspringpreview@gmail.com.
  12. Since the topic of "standstill history" has been popular here, I wonder if there's anyone who can comment on the past Bucs' indoor shows at Reading's Rajah Temple? (This building is now the Santander Performing Arts Center.) Anyone out there ever perform in the Reading standstill shows at the Rajah? Share your story and lets continue the discussion!
  13. The Reading Buccaneers Drum & Bugle Corps will present their 2016 “Spring Preview” indoor concert on Saturday, May 7, 7:00 p.m. at Twin Valley High School, Elverson, PA. As always, the show will bring a host of exciting active and alumni corps to the stage. · Fusion Core, DCA finalist and consistently one of the most exciting corps around. This ensemble “brings it” to every performance. · The Skyliners, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, PA – DCA’s newest active open class corps, developing the intensity of their namesakes. · The Reilly Raiders, Willow Grove, PA - Internationally known and one of the largest and most storied alumni corps in the activity. · Brassmen Alumni, Brooklyn, NY – From the original St. Rita’s through today, this corps remains “The Elephant in the Room!” · Reading Buccaneer Alumni, Reading, PA – Recreating championship excitement from the 1960’s, ‘70’s and ‘80’s. · The Reading Buccaneers, Reading, PA – The reigning DCA 2015 World Champions premiering their 2016 show: “ConZENtric!” Spring Preview tickets are available in advance at $15.00 (reserved seating) and $13.00 (general admission), and may be ordered online at www.readingbuccaneers.org, or by mailing a check and self-addressed stamped envelope to: Spring Preview 200 Columbia Ave. Reading, PA 19605 Please make your check payable to: Spring Preview. Ticket orders received after May 1 will be held at Will Call. Tickets will also be available at the door. A turkey dinner (with vegetarian option) will be offered in the school cafeteria from 3:00-6:30. Dinners may be purchased at the show. For other information about the show, please contact Bill Powers, Spring Preview Chairman, at 717.314.4446 or by emailing bucspringpreview@gmail.com. Join us for an exciting spring evening of drum corps on May 7!
  14. Highlighting a dynamic group of alumni and active all-age corps, the Reading Buccaneers 11th annual "Spring Preview" will be staged on Saturday, May 9, 7:00 p.m. at Twin Valley High School, Elverson, PA. Performing units are the Buccaneer Alumni, St. Rita's Brassmen Alumni, Selden Cadets, and Reilly Raiders. New to the "Preview" will be the DCA open member Skyliners, who will present their summer musical program titled "Whatever Lola Wants." Rounding-out the program will be the defending DCA world champion Reading Buccaneers. The Bucs will premiere their 2015 repertoire "Twist It!" Seating is still available, and can be purchased at www.readingbuccaneers.org, or by mailing $15/ticket, payable to "Spring Preview," and a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Spring Preview, 200 Columbia Ave., Reading, PA 19605. Prior to the show, a chicken dinner will be offered from 3-6:30 in the school cafeteria. Kick-off your summer drum corps season at the 2015 "Spring Preview!"
  15. The Reading Buccaneers are proud to announce their 11th annual "Spring Preview" on Saturday, May 9, at Twin Valley H.S., Elverson, PA. Participating corps will be the Reilly Raiders, Skyliners (active), Seldon Cadets, St. Rita's Brassmen Alumni, Buccaneer Alumni, and the Buccaneers. The Skyliners and Buccaneers will premiere their 2015 musical programs. Tickets are $15 for reserved and $13 general admission, and may be purchased by sending a check payable to "Spring Preview" and self-addressed stamped envelope to Randy Kershner, 200 Columbia Ave., Reading, PA, 19605. Tickets will also be available at the Bucs website, www.readingbuccaneers.org. For additional information, please contact Bill Powers using billpowers.music@gmail.com. Kick-off your drum corps season at the 2015 Spring Preview!