2021 Virtual Season
The Reading Buccaneers organization would like to announce that we have made the difficult decision to suspend the virtual production of “2079,” and will instead use the remaining months of the 2021 ‘season’ to focus our efforts on making the 2022 season a highly successful one for our members, fans, volunteers and staff.
As you know, for a variety of reasons, foremost among them the safety and well-being of our members, instructors, volunteers and fans, the Buccaneers elected not to participate in this year’s DCA virtual season, which would have required us to hold in-person rehearsals and performances. That decision was, in our view, the most prudent decision for the Buccaneers at the time and we stand by it. That said, we were optimistic that an all-virtual production of “2079” would be a reasonable substitute for the drum corps we’ve come to know and love while we work towards more normal times ahead in 2022, and as such we announced details several weeks ago, hoping for a robust response – both in terms of sheer numbers and, more importantly, in variety of instrumentation.
After reviewing our responses, it was clear to the corps administration that the breadth and depth of the interest level had not reached a critical mass where we could generate a production of the quality that our members, fans, volunteers and instructors have come to expect from the Reading Buccaneers. As such, we made the difficult decision to suspend the production. We are issuing each registrant a full refund.
We will use this time to focus on what we hope will be a ‘normal’ 2022 season of drum corps. We are hard at work on the many logistical considerations that will go into making the 2022 season a great one for our members and fans.
Please stay tuned for further announcements and opportunities for engagement.
These have been unprecedented and difficult times for all of us in the drum corps community, and we are chomping at the bit to get back to work on a production that engages our members and entertains fans as only the Reading Buccaneers can do. We are optimistic that we’ll be able to do that soon, and we appreciate your patience, understanding and support as we navigate these uncharted waters.
The Reading Buccaneers Executive Committee