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2024 rings in our first season as an official DCI corps in the All-Age division.  

Membership Day is your chance to experience what it is like to be a part of the Reading Buccaneers!  People of all skill levels and backgrounds are invited to attend.  It is a chance for you to meet the administration, staff, and members, learn about our 2023 program, and experience  how the Buccaneers rehearse and operate. 

New to drum corps?  Great!  We would be happy to have you!  Membership Day is a great opportunity to get your first taste of what it's like to be a part of a drum corps.  No matter your level of experience you will have the opportunity to learn from a world class staff while having fun engaging with other members!



Sunday, November 26, 2022

Location : TBD

Doors open at 11am, programming 12pm-6pm


Who Should Come:

- Brass, Percussion, and Color Guard Performers

- Parents of prospective members

- Alumni and Fans


How to Register:


  • Sign up for an account in Knack. Knack is our online member portal; new members can sign up at this link.

    • Returning Members should login with their existing account and use the abbreviated registration form to add themselves to the 2023 season.

  • Pay the $75 Membership Day fee and download your section's technique packet.

    • In your Knack account, use the "Tuition Payments" Tab.

  • Submit your waiver forms.


- Forms may be completed online at, or by

downloading the PDF found under the “Library” tab in your Knack account


- These are not typical drum corps contracts in the sense that they are not a guarantee of a position in the 2022 line or a commitment to completing the season; instead, they show us that you understand the basics of what is expected of you as a Buccaneer. Additionally, the medical form in particular allows us to better help you should a health issue arise in the course of rehearsal-- participants who do not have a medical form already on file with the corps will be required to sign a medical waiver upon arrival.


What to Bring:


  • Water​​

    • A snack will be provided mid-day, but water to drink during rehearsal is the responsibility of each participant. ONLY water is permitted in the auditorium and other rehearsal spaces. We recommend having a gallon jug, labeled with your name.

  • Equipment

    • Corps equipment will be available to use---however, to be sure that everyone in attendance has a chance to play, if you have a Bb trumpet, mellophone, baritone, or tuba, please bring it, along with your mouthpiece.  Likewise, if you have a drum pad and sticks, or any color guard equipment, please bring that with you as well.  Be sure your equipment is labeled with your name.


Upon Arrival:


All guests must enter the building through the main lobby. Entry through any other door will not be permitted.  Once inside, all guests must proceed to the registration table to complete their check-in, show proof of vaccination (if not previously submitted online), and receive a wristband indicating that they are in compliance with all corps policies and procedures.



For Further Information you can look at our FAQ page, or


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