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THE TIME IS NOW...MEMBERSHIP DAY 2016!
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As we bring the Buccaneers’ incredible 2015 season to an exciting and emotional close, we are hard at work to make the corps’ 2016 season even better! In the coming weeks, we will share several announcements about the administrative, design and instructional teams that will lead the Balance in Blue for the 2015-2016 year and other developments in our organization.
As it does every year, the journey begins and ends with our FANTASTIC members who add to a 58-year legacy with pride, distinction and excellence.
Make plans to be part of it in 2016 and join us for
MEMBERSHIP DAY 2016
Sunday, November 29, 2015
Twin Valley High School
Registration begins at 10:30 a.m.
Program from Noon to 6:00 p.m.
Meet the corps staff, administration and membership and learn about the 2016 production. Play, drum and spin and have a great time.
Email our Membership Manager for additional information and any questions.
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An unforgettable journey is in store. Be part of it!
Be a part of the 2016 Reading Buccaneers...
Be a part of the FAMILY IN BLUE!!
Membership Day 2016 Registration
2016 Admission/Performance Fee - $25
*Required to participate on Membership day and/or the first camp IF NOT attending Membership day
2016 Clinic/Second Camp Fee - $75
*Required to participate at second camp attended
Meet the 2016 Reading Buccaneers Arrangers
Percussion Arranger and Caption Head JOHNNY TRUJILLO's experience in drum corps started in 2001, marching three years in the Phoenix Drum & Bugle Corps, one year (2004) in the Bushwackers Drum & Bugle Corps, two years (2005 and 2006) with the Cadets, where he aged out. He began teaching the Reading Buccaneers percussion section in 2007 and became the caption supervisor and battery arranger in 2012. In 2011, he also began teaching the Cadets as a part of the percussion instructional team. Johnny graduated from West Chester University with a degree in music education in 2006 and began his tenure at a Norristown Area High School, where he currently conducts the concert band and teaches piano classes. In the spring of 2014, he earned his Master’s degree in education from Cabrini College. Johnny is an active adjudicator (2010-present) for US Bands in both their marching band and indoor circuits. He currently resides with his wife and wonderful family in Phoenixville, PA.
This is MIKE LALLI’s sixth year with the Reading Buccaneers and fifth year as the Front Ensemble Arranger and Coordinator. Mike has been teaching in the Philadelphia area spanning over eleven years starting in 2003 at Norristown High School. He has also taught and written front ensembles for North Penn High School, Upper Darby High School, Timber Creek High School and most recently Spring-Ford High School. Mike graduated from West Chester University in 2006 with a degree in percussion. While at West Chester University he was a guest marimba artist in concerts around the Philadelphia area and was also the primary timpanist for NFL films.
And finally, our Brass Arranger MARK LORTZ has earned accolades as a composer, arranger, performer and educator. In the fall of 2011, he was appointed as the Director of Bands at Stevenson University (Stevenson, MD). In addition to his position at Stevenson University, he is an adjunct Music Education Professor at McDaniel and Carroll Community Colleges. Prior to his Stevenson University appointment, Mr. Lortz was the Fine Arts Department Chair and Band and Orchestra director at Westminster High School (Westminster, Maryland) from 1996-2011, during which time the music department received awards from the Music Educators National Conference (MENC) and the Maryland Music Educators Association (MMEA) for exemplary music programs, several Bands of America (BOA) Regional Marching Band Championship titles and was selected as a national, semifinalist Grammy Signature School. Mark earned degrees in percussion performance, music education and music composition from The Peabody Conservatory of Music of the Johns Hopkins University. Versed in all styles of music, he served as Associate Music Director and Principal Percussionist for the North American tour of “Phantom of the Opera,” and was the Principal Percussionist with The Dallas Brass. He has performed and recorded both as a member and soloist with many of the country’s premier orchestras, including the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Lortz’s original music has been premiered at the prestigious Mid West Band and Orchestra Clinic, Bands of America National Percussion Festival, College Band Directors National Association, universities, music schools, conservatories and high schools throughout the nation. In 2013, the NFL Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens commissioned him to compose a new piece for the Baltimore Ravens Marching Band. This piece, “The Caw of the Wild” is now performed at every Ravens home football game. Mr. Lortz’s music is published by the FJH, Northeastern and TRN music publishing companies. His compositions have been listed in Bandworld magazine's Top 100 list of band compositions, and the sheet music company JW Pepper has selected his music for their prestigious Editor’s Choice list. Mr. Lortz is a Marching Percussion Specialist and Scholastic Educator for the Vic Firth Percussion Education Program. He has been recognized as one of the “50 Directors Who Make a Difference” by School Band & Orchestra magazine and has received composition awards from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.
Please join us on Sunday, November 29, 2015, as we host our Membership Day at Twin Valley High School, Elverson, PA. Registration begins at 10:30 am. All persons interested in learning more about membership in the Reading Buccaneers are invited to contact Business Manager Angelo Bufalino at email@example.com, or, visit us on Facebook for more information.