30TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON
READING BUCCANEERS ALUMNI CORPS CELEBRATES THEIR 30TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON
Formed in 1987, the Bucs Alumni Corps was started as a community Drum and Bugle Corps combining the musical talents from Reading, Pa and the surrounding areas, with former members of the Reading Buccaneers. The goals of continued community awareness of the Buccaneers name with the desire to perform in the drum and bugle corps atmosphere, while maintaining a lower level of commitment of time than the competing unit requires has helped the Bucs Alumni become a staple in the greater Reading area in parades and concert venues.
The Bucs Alumni 2017 continues to feature some of the most creative alumni drum corps arrangements and keeping true to our “Balance in Blue” roots. Up first in the 2017 show is HAWK/DANCE/JOY - a combination of some Bucs classics: Seahawk, Russian Sailor’s Dance and Ode to Joy. Next up is I BELIEVE IN YOU inspired by a duet performed by Il Divo and Celine Dion. Our patriotic tribute COLOR PRE combines well known themes of The Longest Day, This Is My Country, and The 1812 Overture to salute our great country and members of our military. A familiar jazz favorite performed by Manhattan Transfer takes over as BIRDLAND takes center stage. We dare you not to keep humming the tune after we stop. Finishing out the show is the Bucs Alumni signature tune – BEYOND THE SEA.
The Bucs Alumni Instructional Staff:
Brass Instructor/Arranger - Jeff Kolb
Percussion Instructor/Arranger - John Flowers
Flag/Rifle Instructor – John Segneri
Honor Guard Captain – Lee Derr
Conductor/Drum Major – Jay Landis.
The Bucs Alumni Executive Board:
President/Director – Randy Mutter
Vice President – Rob Danner
Treasurer – Mike Luckenbill
Secretary – John Sando
Business Manager – Dino Myers
Be sure to join the Bucs Alumni for our 3rd Annual MUSIC IN THE MOUTAINS Drum & Bugle Corps Concert on April 22nd in the Blue Mountain High School Auditorium in Schuylkill Haven PA. for more information, email: MITM.Bucs@gmail.com .