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!
Events/Concerts Coming Up!
Rescheduled Troop 427 Eagle Court of Honor Concert!
On Sunday March 16th the Band will be playing a concert for the Eagle Court of Honor for Troop 427 in the church at St. Lawrence Catholic School. This is a reschedule from March 2nd that was postponed due to weather.
Please plan to join us around 1:15 pm to be set up and ready to play at 2:00 pm. Instruments and stands need to be moved from the Father Cohen Hall cafeteria to the choir section inside the church so all help will be needed.
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. Refreshments will be served in the Social Room after the Eagle Court of Honor Ceremony is finished. Since this schedule time corresponds with our usual rehearsal time in the cafeteria we will not have a rehearsal!
See you there!
2014 Merit Badge University
Del-Mi District is offering merit badge sessions on Friday, March 21 and Saturday, March 22. Follow this link for registration and more information: Registration for Merit Badge University. This event will be held at Carmel High School, 520 E. Main Street, Carmel IN 46032. All youth registered in Boy Scouts are eligible to attend. Please note that Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, and Webelos are not eligible to participate in this event.
Last Summer's 2013 Jamboree Tour to Summit Bechtel Reserve and the BSA National Jamboree!
The Band toured and played for the 2013 BSA National Scout Jamboree located at the new Summit Bechtel Reserve near Beckly, West Virginia on July 13th through July 20th!
Check the 2013 Tour Page for itinerary and updates with photos of what we were 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.
Next Year's Scout Band Tour will take us down south to Pensacola, Florida and is scheduled for July 12th through 19th!
If you are interested in going, check with Mr. Bill at the next Band rehearsal for Tour applications or click on the Tour Pages link above to get more information! We have 10 applicants so far, so sign up now and add to our contingency!
Dixieland Band Will Meet Next on March 16th!
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 a part of the Crossroads of America Scout Band history. Check out the About the Band page for more history on the Dixieland Band.
Rehearsal starts at 1:00 pm and lasts until 2:00 pm every Third Sunday of the Month except on holiday weekends. See our Calendar of Events on Yahoo Groups for more information or to contact us by email go to the Contact Us page link.
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 March 16th. Don't miss your chance to voice your opinion and help out the band!