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 Spring!
Events/Concerts Coming Up!
No Rehearsals on April 20th and May 11th!
Due to the Easter holiday weekend on April 20th and Mother's Day on May 11th the Scout Band will NOT be rehearsing at St. Lawrence on those days.
Cub Scout Belt Loop & Pin Day at Camp Belzer
The Council is offering a Belt Loop & Pin Day at Camp Belzer on April 19th starting at 9 am and lasting until 4 pm. The Scout Band will play a short concert around 11 am and again at 3 pm. Please show up if you are not out of town and help play as this is the Easter holiday weekend and we will need all the help we can get!
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. Don't forget that due to the Easter holiday the Band will not rehearse on Sunday.
Iron Horse District 2014 Merit Badge University
The Iron Horse District is hosting their Merit Badge University on May 10th at the Greenfield Central Jr. High School. The Scout Band will play a short concert around 11:30 am to play two thirty minute concerts. Please arrive around 10:30 am to help set up and prepare to play.
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.
Mini Marathon and Encampment at Belzer on Race Weekend coming in the month of May!
Stay tuned for more information coming out about the activities in the Month of May starting with the Mini-Marathon and ecompassing the Indianapolis 500 Race Weekend. See Mr. Bob Wiker to sign up for the Mini-Marathon Concert. Be prepared to start marching practice on the weekend of April 27th.
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 April 13th!
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 April 13th due to the Easter holiday on April 20th. Don't miss your chance to voice your opinion and help out the band!