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!
Events/Concerts Coming Up This Fall!
Rehearsals started back up this Fall at St. Lawrence!
Have you been missing rehearsals? Don't worry, they start up after a full and eventful summer schedule. Join us as we continue with rehearsals on our normal schedule. Check the Yahoo Groups calendar for all the latest updates on rehearsal schedules.
If you are alumni or a new youth under 21 years of age please join us and see how we are doing. We will be practicing music for upcoming concerts including the Christmas concert!
December 21th Christmas Concert at Indiana State Museum!
The Scout Band will be playing our annual Christmas Concert on December 21st at 1:00 pm at the Indiana State Museum. Scout Band playing members are asked to arrive 45 minutes early to help set up and get ready to play. Meet the Scout Band Truck up on street level to help unload and then meet downstairs on the canal level Atrium to set up the concert. See you there!
Hey Youth, Don't Miss the Majik Card Tournament after the Christmas Concert!
The youth Crew Officers have voted for a Majik Card Tournament following the Christmas Concert on December 21st. Everyone is to meet back at St. Lawrence Cafeteria to unload the truck, finish youth Crew Officer training and play in the Scout Band's first sanctioned Majik Card Tournament. Bring your own Majik Card decks. Pizza and snacks will be provided. Adults are invited as well for a Euchre Tournament or any family friendly game you might wish to bring. Don't Miss It!
Pie and Butter Braid Sales!
Fall Pie and Butter Braid Sales are being offer from now until December 1st! Contact a Scout Band member to place your order today!
Pie sales have finished and are available for pick up and delivery on or after November 20th. A few extra pies were ordered so contact Suzy Dinger quickly to buy one before they are gone!
Butter Braid Sales have started up as well and are due December 1st at the St. Lawrence rehearsal. These will be made available for pick up and delivery on or after December 15th. Check the Butter Braids website for details about what we are selling and contact a Scout Band member to place your order!
We are "Back Home Again in Indiana" from the 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.
Dixieland Band Will Meet Next on December 15th!
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 November 17th. Don't miss your chance to voice your opinion and help out the band!