You’re invited to Friends & Family Day 2017!!!


Enjoy a barbecue and get a special sneak peek at Reading’s own 14-time world champions as they prepare for the start of the season! And delight in a special performance by the Buccaneers Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps.


SUNDAY, AUGUST 27th, 2017

“Buc Field,” Reading, PA (directions below)

2:30 p.m. and after –  arrive and enjoy rehearsal!  (bring a lawn chair!)

4:00 p.m. – Welcome

4:05 p.m. – Performance by Buccaneers Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps

4:25 p.m. – Introductions and Remarks

4:30 p.m. – Dress Rehearsal of the 2017 READING BUCCANEERS  field show:


Behind the Suit

An Ideal for Hope, by Hans Zimmer

Lex, by Michael Daugherty

Symphony No. 1, by Samuel Barber

Also Sprach Zarathustra, by Richard Strauss

Original music by Buccaneers designers Mark Lortz, Johnny Trujillo and Mike Lalli


BARBECUE immediately following performance, sponsored by the Reading Buccaneers and the Buccaneer Alumni Association

You are invited, but not required, to bring a side dish or dessert to enjoy and share.


Admission is FREE**

**To help the Buccaneers provide a life-altering experience for our members, we ask you to consider bringing a cash contribution to the Buccaneers as part of our 60 for 60 Campaign.  We will accept cash or checks payable to The Reading Buccaneers.  We will also gladly accept contributions of powdered drink mixes (Gatorade, iced tea), individually packaged snacks and granola bars, foam plates and 12 oz. paper cups and foam coffee cups. Your generosity makes a HUGE difference! Please contact LOIS TIERNO at 484-802-7135 with questions.


Directions to Buc Field:

-- From PA Route 12 or US Route 222, take the exit for PA Route 183 and head towards the Reading Regional Airport. 

-- Turn onto Aviation Road (from Rt. 183 north it is the last right before the fence around the airport, from Rt. 183 south it is on the left just past the Greenfields Fire Co.  It is marked by an Industrial Park sign

-- Go 0.6 miles on Aviation Rd. taking every right fork

-- The field is on the left immediately after the second right.  Please park on Aviation Road or in the IMP parking lot and be mindful that rehearsal will be in progress when you arrive.

-- Please, no pets.