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!
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 hope to see you there!
Concert at St. Lawrence Festival on September 14th!
The St. Lawrence Catholic Church is having its Fall Festival on September 14th and has asked the Scout Band to play under the big tent on the main stage! If you are playing in the Band now or have played in the past and wish to catch up on the latest Band sound please plan to attend. This is a great way to say thank you to the Church and the Catholic Community for hosting the Scout Band throughout the year. It is also a great place and atmosphere to see the Band in concert in a more festive environment. Carnival rides for the kids, food boothes, bingo, cake and cookies sales, and a beer garten are all benefiting St. Lawrence and its many hosted community organizations. Here is the link to get more info and directions to the Festival: Saint Lawrence Catholic Church Fall Festival
What a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon before the end of Summer!
The Scout Band Concert is scheduled for 1:00 pm so playing Band adults and youth please be there 30 to 45 minutes before to help unload the truck and get into uniforms. The Band Truck did not make it to St. Lawrence on September 7th so there will be all the instruments, stands, and music to unload. We may have to reload the truck if the Band is not allowed in Father Cohen Hall during the Festival.
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, Facebook Events,and Yahoo Group Reminders to get the latest information on end of Summer activities.
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.
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?
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!