The Crossroads of America Scout Band is recognized as the OLDEST, continuously operating Scout Band in America! Founded as a Drum and Bugle Corps in 1917 by Mr. F.O. "Chief" Belzer to play at ceremonies at summer camp and other Council functions, the organization evolved into a full band by the early 1920's. The Band has a rich heritage and has toured throughout the United States, Canada and a trip to London, England to celebrate Scouting's 100th anniversary in 2007. The Band will be celebrating Scouting's 100th anniversary in America in 2010 and its own 100th anniversary in 2017!
Have you been a member of the band? If so, please rejoin our group as
we are looking for alumni to help us interpret our rich heritage as we
near our 100th year!
Join us for Rehearsals and Concerts this Winter!
We are "Back Home Again in Indiana" from the 2014 Pensacola Tour of the deep South!
Last Year's Scout Band Tour is took us to Pensacola Florida through the Deep South on July 12th through 19th with stops at Graceland; Mobile, Alabama to see the USS Alabama; Pensacola, Florida to see the Museum of Naval Aviation and visit the Blue Angels home base. Then on to Destin, Florida at Camp Gulf and downtown Nashville, Tennessee.
Check the 2014 Tour Page for itinerary and updates with photos of what we are doing and where we have been. Also check out our CrossroadsofAmericaScoutBand Group on Facebook for additional updates by the kids and other parents while we are on tour.
Events/Concerts Coming Up!
Rehearsals Continuing This Winter!
Join us at St. Lawrence Catholic School on Sunday afternoons in the Father Cohen Hall starting at 2:00 pm as we continue to practice for the Winter season. If you haven't been to rehearsal in a while, we are at the corner of 46th Street and Shadeland Avenue in the middle building on the Saint Lawrence Catholic Church and School campus. Parking and the best entrace door is usually on the west side in the rear of the building. We are usually set up in the lower level cafeteria down the stairs and through a set of doors. An elevator is located on the east side of the building for those who need it.
Find out what music we are learning for the next Band season or stop by to catch up with Band Alumni. We would love to see you again!
Due to the Holiday Season rehearsal will not be held on December 21st and 28th, and will start up in the New Year on January 4th.
We hope to see you there!
The New Jazz Band Will Meet Next on December 14th, January 11th & 25th!
If you are ready to play a different style of music or wish to extend your musical range, the Jazz Band might just be for you. This is a new addition requested by the Band Youth in addition to the Dixieland Band. A lot more instruments parts are needed so contact Mr. Ben or Mr. Bob if you are intereseted in playing.
Rehearsal starts at 1:00 pm and lasts until 2:00 pm every Second and Fourth Sunday of the Month except on holiday weekends. See our schedule on Yahoo Groups for more information or to contact us by email.
Can you get excited about playing selections from a musically significant era?
Butter Braid Sales Delivering on December 15th!
Our wildly popular Butter Braids were on sale this November starting on the 9th with orders closed and sent in on November 23rd. Delivery of all submitted orders will happen on December the 15th. Contact Shirley Wiker for more information.
Christmas Concert on December 20th!
Our annual Christmas Concert will be held on December 20th at the Indiana State Museum, downtown Indianapolis starting at 12:00 noon. Band youth and adults should arrive before 11:15 am to unload the truck and set up for the concert. Also, be prepared to move off the stage immediately following the concert as another group will be scheduled to play after us.
Uniform of the Day will be Class "A"s, Boy Scout green pants, Venture Crew dark green shirt (extra shirts available from the Band Truck), green socks, dark shoes, etc.
Parents and Alumni! -Please plan to join us for one of our premier concert events!
All Belzer Band Boosters are highly encouraged to join us as we intend to have a short booster club meeting in conjunction with the concert. Visit our Yahoo Groups to find out what the topic will be.
Following the concert and booster meeting, there will be a Holiday Party at John Valdez's house with food, fun, drink, and Majik Cards! Contact John or another adult in the Band for location, time, and directions.
Stay tuned for more information coming out through Calling Posts, Facebook Events,and Yahoo Group Reminders to get the latest information on this activity.
We Hope to See You There!
Dixieland Band Will Meet Next on January 18th!
If you wish to extend your musical range or would like to play different music, the Dixieland Band is for you. We need more players to help round out our unique ensemble that has been apart of the Crossroads of America Scout Band history.
Rehearsal starts at 1:00 pm and lasts until 2:00 pm every Third Sunday of the Month except on holiday weekends. See our schedule on Yahoo Groups for more information or contact us by email.
Be prepared to play fun and exciting music from a musically historic era.
Hey Crew 559 Youth!
Don't forget about Crew Meetings every Third Sunday of the Month!
The next Crew Meeting will be held on January 18th. Don't miss your chance to voice your opinion and help out the band!