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  1. The calendar has turned to June and the DCA drum corps season is not far off. If you have not already done so, mark your July calendar for "The Buccaneer Classic." NOTE: For those of you who have attended this show in the past, please note that a favorite watering hole, the Black Knight Tavern & Grill, is closed due to a fire in early 2021. WHEN: Saturday, July 16 at 6:30 PM. Gates open at 5:00 PM WHERE: Hempfield High School Georgelis Law Firm Stadium 340 Mumma Drive Landisville, PA 17538 IN COMPETITION Buccaneers - Reading, PA Bushwackers - Princeton, NJ Caballeros - Hawthorne, NJ Skyliners - Wilkes Barre/Scranton, PA White Sabers - Dansville, NY IN EXHIBITION Buccaneer Banner Brass Ensemble Buccaneer Alumni Corps Caballeros Alumni Corps Raiders Drum & Bugle Corps TICKETS Reserved $22 General Admission $18 Handicapped seating & parking available Information and tickets available at readingbuccaneers.org/classic Tickets may also be ordered by mailing your order to: The Buccaneer Classic, P.O. Box 120, Paoli, PA 19301 Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope and your check payable to “Reading Buccaneers.” For additional information, including sponsorship opportunities, please contact “The Buccaneer Classic” co-chairs Rick Thomson (rtshipmate@gmail.com) or Bill Powers (bill.powers@readingbuccaneers.org)
  2. As previously announced, "The Buccaneer Classic" is returning to Landisville, PA. The following information is accurate as of the date of this post. Please note some of the information on the DCA website is inaccurate at this time. WHEN: Saturday, July 16 at 6:30 PM. Gates open at 5:00 PM WHERE: Hempfield High School Georgelis Law Firm Stadium 340 Mumma Drive Landisville, PA 17538 IN COMPETITION Buccaneers - Reading, PA Bushwackers - Princeton, NJ Caballeros - Hawthorne, NJ Skyliners - Wilkes Barre/Scranton, PA White Sabers - Dansville, NY IN EXHIBITION Buccaneer Banner Brass Ensemble Buccaneer Alumni Corps Caballeros Alumni Corps Raiders Drum & Bugle Corps TICKETS Reserved $22 General Admission $18 Handicapped seating & parking available Information and tickets available at readingbuccaneers.org/classic Tickets may also be ordered by mailing your order to: The Buccaneer Classic, P.O. Box 120, Paoli, PA 19301 Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope and your check payable to “Reading Buccaneers.” For additional information, including sponsorship opportunities, please contact “The Buccaneer Classic” co-chairs Rick Thomson (rtshipmate@gmail.com) or Bill Powers (bill.powers@readingbuccaneers.org)
  3. Please note the information on the DCA website is inaccurate with regard to the Landisville, PA show. The correct starting time is 6:30 PM and the Connecticut Hurricanes are not scheduled for this show, but the Buccaneers will be there. Further info in a new post in this forum.
  4. After a 2-year hiatus for reasons beyond our control, The Buccaneer Classic competition will return to Georgelis Law Firm Stadium at Hempfield High School in Landisville, PA, on Saturday, July 16. The show will be sponsored by the Reading Buccaneers and the Hempfield Band Boosters Club. Further details will be announced once the corps line-up is finalized. In the meantime, mark your calendars. It's going to be a great night!
  5. We are now only 4 weeks away from The Buccaneer Classic! A partnership between the Reading Buccaneers and the Hempfield Band Booster Club is sponsoring an evening with five corps in competition and three in exhibition including “The Commandant’s Own” the United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps. Catch all the action on Saturday, July 6 at 7:00 PM at the Hempfield High School Georgelis Law Firm Stadium in Landisville, PA Get all the details, including how to secure tickets, at www.readingbuccaneers.org/theclassic. Spend your extended Fourth of July holiday with us at a great venue in beautiful Lancaster County!
  6. Update for The Buccaneer Classic: The United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps will be appearing in exhibition to kick off the show as the first unit on the field. Saturday, July 6 at 7:00 PM at Hempfield High School Georgelis Law Firm Stadium, 340 Mumma Drive, Landisville, PA Performing in competition: Atlanta CV (Atlanta, GA) Bushwackers (Princeton, NJ) Skyliners (Scranton, PA) White Sabers (Dansville, NY) Buccaneers (Reading, PA) Performing in exhibition: Buccaneer Banner Brass (Reading, PA) The United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps Buccaneer Alumni Corps (Reading, PA) Hawthorne Caballeros Alumni Corps (Hawthorne, NJ) Tickets are $22 for Reserved seats and $18 for General Admission. Handicapped seating is available. Tickets are on sale now at www.readingbuccaneers.org/theclassic or by mailing your order to Buccaneer Classic, P.O. Box 120, Paoli, PA 19301. Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope and your check payable to “Reading Buccaneers.” For assistance with tickets, please contact Jenn Armstrong at Jenn.Armstrong@readingbuccaneers.org or 610-513-5531. Ticket orders received after July 1 will be held at Will Call. Tickets will also be available at the stadium on the day of the event. For more information, please contact either Rick Thomson at shipmate@comcast.net or 610-301-9858 or Bill Powers at bill.powers@readingbuccaneers.org or 717-314-4446. Come to beautiful Lancaster County for a terrific evening of drum corps competition and exhibition headlined by "The Commandant's Own."
  7. I would have expected nothing less. Thanks, Jeff. See you in July.
  8. We’re back! The Reading Buccaneers, in partnership with the Hempfield Band Booster Club, will present the 2nd annual Buccaneer Classic on Saturday, July 6, at 7:00 PM at Hempfield High School’s Georgelis Law Firm Stadium, 340 Mumma Drive, Landisville, PA 17538. Performing in competition: Atlanta CV (Atlanta, GA) Bushwackers (Princeton, NJ) Skyliners (Scranton, PA) White Sabers (Dansville, NY) Buccaneers (Reading, PA) Performing in exhibition: Banner Brass (Reading , PA) Buccaneer Alumni Corps (Reading, PA) Hawthorne Caballeros Alumni Corps (Hawthorne, NJ) Please note that due to comments from last year’s show, the seating width for the reserved section has been increased from high school student width to adult width. Yes, we do listen! Tickets are $22 for Reserved seats and $18 for General Admission. Handicapped seating is available. Click here to purchase tickets or by mailing your order to: Buccaneer Classic, P.O. Box 120, Paoli, PA 19301. Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope and your check payable to “Reading Buccaneers.” For assistance with tickets, please contact Jenn Armstrong at Jenn.Armstrong@readingbuccaneers.org or 610-513-5531. Ticket orders received after July 1 will be held at Will Call. Tickets will also be available at the stadium on the day of the event. For more information, please contact either Rick Thomson at shipmate@comcast.net or 610-301-9858 or Bill Powers at bill.powers@readingbuccaneers.org or 717-314-4446. Come join us for a full evening of exciting music, motion, pageantry, and tradition!
  9. They are scheduled to appear at the Buccaneers "Big Sounds in Motion" show on August 25 in Reading, PA.
  10. We are now only 5 weeks away from The Buccaneer Classic! A partnership between the Reading Buccaneers and the Hempfield Band Booster Club is sponsoring an evening with seven corps in competition and exhibition on Saturday, July 7 at 7:00 PM at the Hempfield High School Stadium in Landisville, PA. Get all the details, including how to secure tickets, HERE. Spend your extended Fourth of July holiday with us at a great venue in beautiful Lancaster County!
  11. Drum corps is coming back to Lancaster County! The Reading Buccaneers, in partnership with the Hempfield Band Booster Club, will present the Buccaneer Classic on Saturday, July 7, at 7:00 PM at Hempfield High School’s Georgelis Law Firm Stadium, 340 Mumma Drive, Landisville, PA 17538. Performing in competition: Bushwackers (Princeton, NJ): Six-time DCA world champion Cadets2 (Allentown, PA): 2016 DCA world champion Fusion Core (Morris County, NJ): 2017 DCA top 5 world championship finalist Buccaneers (Reading, PA): Reigning and 15-time DCA world champion Performing in exhibition: Encorps (New Brunswick, NJ): New Jersey’s newest DCI drum corps. Skyliners Alumni (Englewood, NJ): The corps that puts the “f” in “forte!” Hawthorne Caballeros Alumni (Hawthorne, NJ): Showcasing the rich tradition of one of the activity’s most successful corps. Tickets are $20 for Reserved seats and $17 for General Admission. Handicapped seating is available. Purchase tickets HERE You may also order by mail at Buccaneer Classic, P.O. Box 120, Paoli, PA 19301. Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope and your check payable to “Reading Buccaneers.” Ticket orders received after July 1 will be held at Will Call. Tickets will also be available at the stadium on the day of the event. For more information, please contact billpowers@readingbuccaneers.org or 717-314-4446. Come join us for a full evening of exciting music, motion, pageantry, and tradition!
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