2017 marks the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Reading Buccaneers Drum & Bugle Corps, and to commemorate the milestone, the corps is launching its most ambitious fundraising effort yet: 60 for 60, a capital campaign to raise $60,000 between now and June 15, 2017 to help meet critical current needs and lay the groundwork for important new investments in the corps’ future.


For the past 60 years, the Buccaneers have been at the forefront of providing men and women of all ages with a life-altering experience in the marching arts in which they grow as people and as performers. The Buccaneers have set standards for excellence in education and performance for multiple generations and are continuously at the forefront of innovation in the all-age drum corps activity.


Delivering a world-class experience for our precious membership is an expensive undertaking, and the cost of operating a drum and bugle corps like the Buccaneers continues to escalate year over year. The funds raised from the campaign will be used to address the following critical needs:

  • Replace all aged front ensemble instruments with state-of-the-art equipment;

  • Begin rotation of replacing brass instruments with new horns;

  • Invest in the corps’ fleet of trucks to help ensure their continued viability; and

  • Fund the corps’ relocation expenses associated with the eventual transition from Buc Field to a new practice facility


Here’s how you can make your gift to invest in the future of the Buccaneers:

  • CLICK HERE FOR THE DONATION FORM and make an immediate online gift using PayPal;

  • Send a check payable to “Reading Buccaneers, Inc.” with “60 for 60” noted in the memo line to Reading Buccaneeers, Inc., P.O. Box 13032, Reading, PA 19612-3032

  • If your employer matches charitable contributions, be sure to submit for gift matching. Contact your human resources representative to inquire about gift matching.


All gifts in any amount are necessary and appreciated, are tax-deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. As our thank-you, all donors who make gifts in excess of $500 will receive a voucher for 50% off your entire souvenir purchase at a show this summer.  All donors who make gifts in excess of $1,000 will receive the souvenir voucher and two complimentary reserved tickets to The Buccaneer Classic, to be held on July 22, 2017.


If you have any questions or would like to discuss opportunities for gifts of unique assets, please contact Corps Director Lou Tierno (, Business Manager Carl Ruocco ( or Public Relations Manager Tom Moore (


The first 60 years have been magical. We need your help to make even more magic for the next 60.


Thank you for your support!

60 For 60 Donors

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Reading Buccaneer Alumni Assoc.

Roger Ames

Linda Baldinger

William V. Battaglia

Mary Beasley

David & Amy Beck

Dwight Bomberger

Wilson Black

Bernie Brown

Joseph and Pamela Campisano

Francis and Barbara Chupick

Robert and Melissa Cislak

Ron and Sue Cook

Alfredo Cola

Debbie and Joe DeLosa

Lee Deshler

Charles Deutsch

Dr. Michael Emery

Bruce and Jean Englehart

Tom and Trish Fassnacht

David Faust

Frank and Linda Ferraro

Richard and Donna Foley

Silvia W. Fuller

Douglas Funk

Douglas Gonya

Abby Gruber

Jim Gruber

Matt Haar

Deb Heckman

Richard and Elaine Heiser

Martha H. Hetherington

Tara Lynn Higgins

David Hobart

Corinne Hoffman

Kim Hoke

Ross Horn

Kenneth Honsberger

Wayne and Laura Kauffman

Carl and June Kilhefner

Sherwood Klotz

Matt Krempasky

Jay Landis III

Jason Lence

Michael P Luckenbill

Hank and Allison Manfra

Althea Mazar

Nicholas McKenzie

Tonia Middaugh

Joel and Jean Miller

Julie A. Miller

Jami Mills

Thomas Moore

Randall and Doreen Mutter

Dennis Myers

Rod Patches

Pat Polichetti

Bill Powers

Julia Powers

Gary Reitnouer

Curtis Rissmiller

John Roberts

Josephine Rooney

Carl Ruocco

Ralph Serpe

Carl Shaeffer

Gregory Shelley

Jon Smith

Donnie Solinger

Rich Strang

Lou and Lois Tierno

Rick Thomson

Stephen M. Vincent

Robert Weik

Dan and Karen Wildonger

Frederick Windish

Ted Zellers

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Reading Buccaneers Inc.
P.O. Box 13032
Reading, PA 19612