The Reading Buccaneers are excited to announce the drum majors for the 2022 voyage: Michael, Andi, and Leah!
Andrea (Head Drum Major) has a rich drum corps career starting in 1987 with the Reading Buccaneers as a soprano, then 1988 and 1989 with the Garfield Cadets, she returned to the Bucs in 1990 as a mellophone and took the podium 1991-1994. In 1995 she was assistant Drum major with the Bushwackers before taking 15 years off to have little Buccaneers. She returned in 2011 and has been on the podium ever since. 2022 marks her twenty-first year in drum corps, eighteenth as a Buccaneer, fourteen of those serving as their Drum Major.
Michael Antonacci is a student at West Chester University where he studies Music Education as a French Horn player. Michael is entering his sixth season as an active member of the INCOMPARABLE Golden Rams Marching Band at WCU where he currently serves as Drum Major. He also has marched in the mellophone section and served as a section leader prior to his appointment to Drum Major. Michael also marched with Fusion Core from 2015-2018 as a mellophone player, trumpet player and Assistant Drum Major. Michael is also an active instructor in the marching arts in the areas of visual, music and leadership, having instructed on staff with the Fort Lee High School Marching Bridgemen, and the Downingtown High School East Blue and Gold Marching Band. Michael is beyond excited to open a new chapter in his marching career with the Reading Buccaneers and looks forward to learning as much as he can and building new positive relationships!
Leah Tasseff (she/her) graduated from West Chester University in Spring of 2019 with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in International Business. While at WCU she participated in the WCU Incomparable Golden Rams Marching Band as Saxophone Section Leader. She was also an active member in the Epsilon Epsilon chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota, served as Editor, and was President and Treasurer of Circle K International. She is currently working as a Jr. Validation Analyst for Clinical Ink and enjoys working on coding surveys for medical research. In her spare time Leah loves to go down to the Jersey Shore, go hiking, or spend time with her dogs. This will be Leah’s third year of DCA and second year with the Reading Buccaneers. She is excited to put down the baritone and be Assistant Drum Major for the first time.