Reading Buccaneers Announce Buccaneers Scholarship Fund

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The Reading Buccaneers Drum & Bugle Corps today announced the creation of the Buccaneers Scholarship Fund.

The purpose of the fund is to enable the Buccaneers to assist members who struggle meeting their financial obligations to the corps. Beginning with the corps’ 2013 season, as available funds permit, Buccaneers who are otherwise members in good standing but are experiencing financial hardship will be awarded credit towards their tuition. A committee comprised of corps administrators, instructors and alumni will allocate available funds.

The Fund is a variation on the current Member Sponsorship program, in which members solicit tuition assistance from friends and family members, with contributions specifically earmarked towards their tuition. Here, the Buccaneers have established a general scholarship fund for the committee to allocate as available funds and need permit. To the extent excess funds are available, they will be used to supplement the corps’ annual scholarship it awards to outstanding college-bound members.

Contributions to the Fund are welcome from all Reading Buccaneers alumni, fans and friends in any amount, and are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

To learn more about the Buccaneers Scholarship Fund or to make a contribution, please visit the corps’ web site at, and click on “Support the Corps.” Contributions can be made online or by mailing a check payable to the Buccaneers Scholarship Fund to the Reading Buccaneers, P.O. Box 13032, Reading, PA 19612-3032.

If you have questions about the Fund and how you can support it, please contact public relations manager Thomas Moore at 610-413-0644 or at pr [at] readingbuccaneers [dot] org.

Founded in 1957, the mission of the Reading Buccaneers Drum & Bugle Corps is to provide men and women of all ages a unique and enriching educational experience in the performing arts in which they develop as individuals and as performers. The Buccaneers were founding members of Drum Corps Associates and won the first-ever DCA World Championships in 1965 and won nine additional titles since.

The Reading Buccaneers, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The official registration and financial information of the Reading Buccaneers, Inc. may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling, toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

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Posted by on Thursday, August 16th, 2012. Filed under Current News, DCA News, FrontPage Feature.