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 Summer!
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!
Open House and Concert at your Indiana State Fair!
We will be hosting at the Scout Adventure Corner at the Indiana State Fair on August 9, 2014. We will be setting up a tent with instruments for an "instrument petting zoo" along with other tents for activities related to the Music Merit Badge for Boy Scouts and the Music Belt Loop or Pin for Cub Scouts. Arrive at 8:30 am to start activities around 9:00 am and last until 9:00 pm in the evening. The current thinking is that two shifts can work the tent with everybody there for an 11:00 am and 3:00 pm Concerts to entertain fair goers. Contact Michelle Collins with your work shift preference as she is coordinating the work shifts.
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!
Stay tuned for more information coming out through Calling Posts and rehearsal announcements about Summer activities.
Annual Picnic and Awards
This year is moving right along as we plan for the Annual Picnic and Band Awards Ceremonies to be held at Camp Belzer on Sunday, August 3rd starting at 2:00 pm for BBBC meeting and elections with a pitch-in dinner starting around 4:00 pm. All Band Alumni and past parents are welcome to attend along with all current Band Youth and Adults. The annual Belzer Band Booster Club meeting will be held along with cake and pie auctions and the popular Band Bucks auction for the youth. More information to come so check back often!
Check back often or log onto Yahoo Groups to see the latest updates.
President Harrison Birthday Concert at Crown Hill Cemetery
A proud tradition of the Scout Band to play for the Birthday Wreath Laying at the gravesite of President Harrison on Sunday, August 16th at 10:00 am. More details to follow.
Rehearsals Start Back Up on September 7th!
Join us at St. Lawrence in the cafeteria as we practice for a Concert on September 14th for Fall Festival at St. Lawrence.
Dixieland Band Will Meet Next on September 21st!
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.
We Hope to See You There!
Hey Crew 559 Youth!
Don't forget about Crew Meetings every Third Sunday of the Month!
The next Crew Meeting will be held on September 21st. Don't miss your chance to voice your opinion and help out the band!