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SAVE THE DATE - Annual Buccaneer Awards and Hall of Fame Banquet


Annual Buccaneer Awards and Hall of Fame Banquet

Saturday November 26, 2016


The Inn at Reading

1040 N. Park Road

Reading PA 19610


Cost - $40.00 per person

Menu options, and reservation forms will be available shortly



Program Highlights


5:00 - 6:00 - Social Hour

6:00 - 7:00 - Plated Dinner Service

7:00 - 9:00 - Hall of Fame Ceremony,m Competing Corps awards and Year End Video

9:00 - 10:30 - Social Time



There is also a block of rooms at the Inn that can be reserved for Saturday night - Cost $78.00 and must be reserved individually - When reserving your room mention that you would like a room in the block set aside for the Buccaneers.

Rooms must be reserved by 10/27/16 to get the discounted Buccaneer rate.



The Reading Buccaneers Drum & Bugle Corps is pleased to announce the following corps administration team nucleus for the 2017 season:


LOU TIERNO – Director

DAN WILDONGER – Assistant Director

GREG SHELLEY – Treasurer

ANDREA GWYN – Secretary

MATT HECKMAN – Membership Manager

LOIS TIERNO – Support Staff Coordinator

TOM MOORE – Public Relations Manager

RICH STRANG – Webmaster

BILL POWERS – Spring Preview Chairperson


We will be announcing additional administrative team members in the coming weeks.


The Buccaneers thank William Snook, Amy Snook, Ed Otto and Angelo Bufalino for their many years of dedicated and passionate service to the Buccaneers organization, its members and its fans.


The Reading Buccaneers Drum & Bugle Corps is pleased to make the following announcements:


CHRISTOPHER FEIST will return to the corps for the 2017 season in the role of Staff Coordinator, overseeing the corps’ design and instructional program. A 2009 inductee to the Buccaneers Hall of Fame, Feist has been a member of the corps’ staff since 2001.


ANDREA GWYN will return to the corps for the 2017 season as Lead Drum Major. A 2014 inductee to the Buccaneers Hall of Fame, 2017 will mark Gwyn’s eleventh season as a Buccaneers drum major.


The corps will kick off its 60th anniversary season with MEMBERSHIP DAY 2017 on Sunday, November 27th, at Twin Valley High School, Elverson, PA. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. You don’t want to miss this! It’s going to be a great year to be a Buccaneer! We are seeking members in all sections. For more information, contact Membership Manager


The Reading Buccaneers Drum & Bugle Corps is pleased to announce that the following exceptionally talented and dedicated designers and caption heads will be returning to the Buccaneers for the corps’ 2017 60th anniversary season:


BOBBY JONES – Program Coordinator and Visual Designer

MARK LORTZ – Brass Arranger

JONATHAN MAYDWELL – Brass Caption Head

SHANNON HALL and NICK TAVARES – Color Guard Co-Designers and Co-Caption Heads

JOHNNY TRUJILLO – Percussion Arranger and Caption Head

MIKE LALLI – Front Ensemble Arranger and Coordinator

RICH HAMMOND – Ensemble Coordinator


We also thank Christopher Vitale for his years of dedicated and talented service to the corps’ visual program since 2008, and wish him well in his future endeavors.


Now Seeking Members for the 60th Edition of The Reading Buccaneers!


The 2017 version of the Reading Buccaneers will mark the 60th Anniversary of the drum corps. Be sure to be a part of Membership Day on Sunday, November 27th starting at 12PM to kick off the season! Don't miss out! Register HERE to sign up!



Executive Committee


The Reading Buccaneers are pleased to announce the following new appointments to the corps' Executive Committee:


Lou Tierno - Director

Dan Wildonger - Assistant Director

Andrea Gwyn - Secretary

Greg Shelley - Treasurer