|The Buccaneer Alumni Association
A Fellowship Organization of Alumni and Friends of the Reading Buccaneers Drum & Bugle Corps
|The Reading Buccaneer Family consists of The Reading Buccaneers Drum & Bugle Corps
(our parent organization), the Buccaneer Alumni Association, and the
Buccaneer Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps.
The Reading Buccaneers (nicknamed "the Buccaneers" or simply "the Bucs") perform
primarily in field competitions in the summer as a member of Drum Corps Associates (DCA),
and require a high level of commitment of time and effort from its members. They have won
ten DCA World Championships, (1965, 1968, 1979, 1980, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and
2010), winning the last six years with an unprecedented six consecutive undefeated seasons.
The Buccaneer Alumni Association was formed in 1981, shortly after the Buccaneers
captured their second consecutive (and fourth total at that time) DCA World Championship
title in 1980, by former members who wished to come together for fellowship with other
members of past seasons and to provide support for the Buccaneers.
The Buccaneer Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps was formed in 1987 to satisfy a desire on the
part of former members of the Buccaneers who wished to continue to perform in the drum
and bugle corps venue, but with a lower level of commitment of time than the competing unit