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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!

Carmel Marathon Concert

The band has been selected to perform for a Marathon in Carmel, Indiana on April 18th!

We will set up at River Road Park which is at the intersection of 126th Street and River Road on the East side of Carmel. This is at the 7 mile marker of the Carmel 26 Mile Marathon Race. Runners are expected to pass by the park around 8:00 am so we will need to be ready to play between 7:30 to 7:45 am. All youth and adults participating in the concert should plan to arrive around 6:45 am to unload the truck and set-up chairs and stands. Check their webiste at Carmel Marathon for more information about the race. The Start and Finish Line for all the races is located at the Palladium on the corner of 3rd Avenue and City Center Drive.

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.

Traveling Vietnam War Memorial Wall at Fort Harrison

On May 1st the Scout Band has an Invitation to Play for the Traveling Vietnam War Memorial Wall being Hosted at Fort Harrison.

Anyone that can break away from school or work early on Friday May 1st is asked to arrive at 5:00 pm to unload the truck, set up and prepare to play. The site will be set up in the Lawton Loop area across the street from the Finance Center. The plan is to play Taps for the ceremony at 6:00 pm and later play patriotic military music for a short concert later in the evening.

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.

2015 Iron Horse Merit Badge University & Concert

Iron Horse District is offering merit badge sessions on Saturday, May 16th. Follow this link for registration and more information: Registration for Merit Badge University. This event will be held at Greenfield Jr High School, 1440 N. Franklin Street, Greenfield, IN 46140. All youth registered in Boy Scouts are eligible to attend. Please note that Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, and Webelos may not eligible to participate in this event.

The Scout Band will be playing two concerts at 11:30 am and again at 12:30 pm in the cafeteria area. Look for the Band Truck at the school to help unload around 10:45 am to be ready to play the 11:30 am concert.

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.

500 Festival Mini-Marathon

Saturday May 2nd, 2015 with first race starting at 7:15 am; report time at 5:30 am

The band is once again part of the 120+ entertainment groups for the 35,000 runners of the largest 1/2 marathon race! Our band’s website will be linked to the 500’s website: — we should also be listed in print media and other announcements related to the Mini. We anticipate that we will be located again this year in entertainment spot #1 — just beyond the start of the race. The location is on Washington Street and Schumacher Way — just north of Victory Field. The last several years we were able to park in Victory Field’s parking lot and should be able to do so again this year. Please see Bob or Carol Wiker for a parking pass to post in your windshield to be able to park in their lot and make sure to see Bob Wiker to sign up for the Mini-Marathon Concert. More on this event as it draws closer. Check back here or Yahoo Groups, or listen for Calling Posts for further updates.

We are gearing up for the 2015 150/70 U.S. War Anniversary Tour to Gettysburg and Washington DC!

We will be celebrating the 150th Year Anniversary of the End of th Civil War and the 70th Year Anniversary of the End of WWII.

We are planning to tour Gettysburg, Washington DC, and hopefully march in the July 4th parade in Washington DC. Preparations are already underway because of the security needed to access the places we plan to go. Please see Mr. Bill to fill out a Tour Application as soon as possible, even if you are not sure your going yet. We need this information to process the background checks for clearance to tour the White House and the Air and Space Museum at Dulles Air Force Base. Better to be safe and prepared than too late to go!

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 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.

Rehearsals Continuing This Spring!

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 Spring 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!

Look at the Music Selections for the 2015 Tour!

The New Jazz Band Will Meet Every Sunday!!!

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 to replace the Dixieland Band. More instruments 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 Sunday of the Month except on holiday weekends.  See our schedule on Yahoo Groups for more information or to contact us by email.

Also, Mr. Bob Wiker is asking ideas from the youth to name the new jazz band. If you have any suggestions please see Mr. Bob!

Can you get excited about playing selections from a musically significant era?

Dixieland Band has been Suspended

Due to many reasons, Dixieland Band Rehearsals will be suspended until further notice.

Hey Crew 559 Youth!
Don't forget about Crew Meetings every Third Sunday of the Month!

The next Crew Meeting will be held on April 19th. Don't miss your chance to voice your opinion and help out the band!

Will You Be There?