Angelo Bufalino named Business Manager

(Reading, PA – October 16, 2014) – The Reading Buccaneers Drum & Bugle Corps today announced the appointment of Angelo Bufalino as Business Manager.

Bufalino brings a unique perspective and experience to the Executive Committee that will help guide the Buccaneers in ensuring a world-class experience for corps members. He recently marched in the corps for four consecutive years, from 2011 through 2013 as a trumpet player and as a mellophone player in 2014. He also served the corps as Membership Manager for the 2014 season. His work on the Executive Committee will include his leadership of the newly formed Membership Services Panel, a committee made up of representatives of each section of the corps designed to constantly evaluate, improve and enhance the member experience.

“I am thrilled to welcome Angelo to the Buccaneers’ Executive Committee,” said Corps Director Bill Snook. “Angelo brings tremendous talent and passion to his new role, and he will play a pivotal role I helping us provide our members with an unforgettable experience.”

When Bufalino isn’t busy doing all things Buccaneers, he is a retail pharmacy manager, a position he has held since 2004. In addition to his certification in pharmacy, Bufalino holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

Stay tuned for further announcements about the Buccaneers’ 2015 educational team and biographical information about the extraordinary men and women who will comprise it.

Plans are well underway for the corps’ 2015 season, and the corps is seeking members in all sections to comprise the 58th edition of the Balance in Blue. The Buccaneers’ season will kick off with Membership Day 2015 on Sunday, November 30, 2014, at Twin Valley High School, in Elverson, PA. Registration begins at 11 a.m., with the program starting at Noon.

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 twelve additional titles since.

2015 Membership Day

Want to be a part of the 2015 Reading Buccaneers?!?!? Then make plans to join us on November 30th, 2014 at Twin Valley High School with registration beginning at 11am.

Go to our 2015 Reading Buccaneers Interest page on Facebook and stay tuned for more details as they get announced. See you there!




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.