The Reading Buccaneers and Minnesota Brass are once again competing off the field as well, and this time our friends at Hawthorne have joined the fun! The winning corps will once again be served lunch finals weekend by both losing corps directors in the attire of the winning corps choice!

For the Buccaneers, any and all money raised will be used towards the purchase of a new equipment truck for the 2014/2015 season, AND, wouldn't it be great to see the folks from MBI and Hawthorne adorned in some Pirate swag!!!

In 2013 we came up just a bit short and are determined to come out on top in 2014 but need your help!

All donations are tax deductable and go to a great cause!

DONATE TODAY and get your friends and family to do the same!!

Best wishes and thanks for your continued support of the Reading Buccaneers!

Bucs take 2nd at Grand Prix!

For the first time since prelims/finals of 2011, the Buccaneers finished out of the top spot placing 2nd at the Drum Corps Grand Prix in Wayne, NJ this past weekend. The Caballeros topped the Blue team with a score of 84.85 to the Bucs score of 84. Prior to this, the last time the Bucs finished out of the top spot was back in 2004!!!

The two corps meet again this week at the Kiwanis Open in Secaucus, time is 7:30pm. For more information on the show, check out

If you will be heading to the show and will be in the area early, we will once again be rehearsing at Woodbridge HS in Woodbridge, NJ.

Hope to see you all at the Kiwanis Open!


Amy Snook, Chairwoman for The Downingtown Classic, just received confirmation that her tireless efforts have paid off and "The Commandant's Own" the United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps will be performing at The Downingtown Classic on Saturday, July 26th beginning at 7:00pm. Click here for tickets and more information! Thanks Amy for your dedication to making this another SPECTACULAR event for the Buccaneers!

See you in Downingtown!

Championship Hotel Information

The Reading Buccaneers and the Buccaneer Alumni Association are pleased to announce that we have a block of tickets for the 2014 DCA World Championships in Rochester, NY August 29th, 30th and 31st, and a block of hotel rooms available for the weekend.

Both Buccaneers organizations ask that you help us ensure the success of the 2014 DCA World Championships by getting your tickets for competitions and hotel rooms through the corps.  In addition to great seats for prelims and finals and a great hotel room, you’ll have a blast with fellow members of the Buccaneers Family cheering the Balance in Blue!

Hotel rooms can be reserved for Friday, Saturday and Sunday 8/29 thru 8/31. Cost of the rooms is $117.00 plus tax per night.  The block of rooms is at the Courtyard Brighton, 33 Corporate Woods, Rochester NY 14623, within 10-15 minutes of the stadium site and center-city Rochester.  You do not have to reserve for all 3 nights.  (Please DO NOT contact the hotel directly.  The Buccaneers have the rooms blocked-out and guaranteed and you must reserve them through us!)

Please download the order form and contact information to purchase tickets and reserve your room today!



Reading Buccaneer Hall of Fame

How to Nominate Someone

Each year, at the annual banquet, the corps inducts members or past members of the corps into the Buccaneer Hall of Fame.

You don’t have to wait till banquet time to nominate someone. You may do so at any time. We invite you (anyone may nominate someone) to nominate someone whom you believe is worthy of induction into this elite group.   

Please use the Reading Buccaneers Hall of Fame Nomination form and feel free to include a paragraph explaining why you believe your nominee should be considered for the Hall of Fame.

Please consider the following qualities as you evaluate a candidate:
•    Does this person reflect positively on the Buccaneer brand/organization?
•    Does the person always have a positive, ‘can-do’ attitude?  

You may also wish to list accomplishments outside the Buccaneers which reflect positively on the Buccaneer organization, for example, service to country, state or local government; service in the military or in an official capacity with DCI, DCA or other activity related organization.

Please submit nominations in writing to the address below or via email to

Buccaneers HOF, c/o Lee Deshler, 3140 Applebutter Rd., Danielsville, Pa. 18038

For a current list of our Hall of Fame members, please visit the Buccaneer Hall of Fame page.