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The Crossroads of America Scout Band is the OLDEST Scout Band in the United States and the SECOND OLDEST continuously operating Scout Band in the World.

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 Fall!

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 Started Back Up on September 7th!

Join us at St. Lawrence Catholic School on Sunday afternoons in the Father Cohen Hall starting at 2:00 pm as we practice for the upcoming 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!

We hope to see you there!

The New Jazz Band Will Meet for the First Time on September 28th!

If you are ready to play different style of music or wish to extend your musical range, the Jazz Band might just be for you.  This is a new addition that was 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?

Concert at Cub Fun Day on October 18th!

The Crossroads of America Council had asked us to perform at the Cub Fun Day scheduled on October 18th at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This event have been held near the Pagoda in the center of the track. The best access is from the main 16th Street entrance. This is the same entrace that you would use to visit the Indy 500 Museum. There should be signage to direct you to the Cub Scout Fun Day location.

The Scout Band Concert is scheduled for 9:30 am so playing Band adults and youth please be there 30 to 45 minutes before to help unload the truck and get into uniforms. We are also planning to set up the "Instrument Petting Zoo" and help with this would be greatly appreciated. The Cub Fun Day activities are currently schedule through the afternoon. Check back for updates on specific times and location.

Uniform of the Day is Class "A"s, Boy Scout green pants, Venture Crew dark green shirt (extra shirts available from the Band Truck), green socks, dark shoes, etc. See You There!

Concert at Belzer Civil War Days on October 25th!

The Crossroads of America Council had asked us to perform at the Belzer Civl War Days scheduled on October 25th at Camp Belzer. We played for this event last year and it was warmly appreciated so they asked us back again. We will most likely set up either on the porch of the Activity Center or under the Kiwanis Pavilion near the parking lot. Currently, we are scheduled to play around 4:30 pm, so please arrive 30 to 45 minutes early to unload the truck and set up. As the weather may be cool, please dress warmly in layers underneath your Class "A" Uniform. Check back for specific details on times and location.

Stay tuned for more information coming out through Calling Posts, Facebook Events,and Yahoo Group Reminders to get the latest information on Fall activities.

Butter Braid Sales coming up in October!

Our wildly popular Butter Braids are on sale this October with delivery sometime in December. Stay tuned for more information on when orders are due and where they will be delivered.

Eagle Court of Honor Concert for Jacob Sonntag on October 26th!

Congratulations go out to Jacob Sonntag for his accomplishments towards earning his Eagle Scout Rank. He and his family have asked us to perform for his Eagle Court of Honor to be held at Christ Presbyterian Church on 7879 N 700 W Road on October 26th with the Band to play at 1:30pm with the Ceremony to start at 2:00pm. Band members playing with us are asked to show up 30 to 45 minutes to unload the truck, set up and get into uniforms. This concert will replace our normal rehearsal time so make sure you remember to meet up with us at Christ Presbyterian. Check out this link if you need more directions to get there: Christ Presbyterian Church

Uniform of the Day is Class "A"s, Boy Scout green pants, Venture Crew dark green shirt (extra shirts available from the Band Truck), green socks, dark shoes, etc. See You There!

Concert for Fortville on November 15th!

We have been asked by Paul Okerson, one of our alumni fathers, to play a concert at 10 West in Fortville on November 15th in the early afternoon. We asked to play inside due to the November weather effect on our instruments but we may be playing in the park nearby.

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 October 19th!

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 to contact us by email click the e-mail wings image below.

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 October 19th. Don't miss your chance to voice your opinion and help out the band!

Will You Be There?