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!
February 22nd is our Annual Scout Band Anniversary Concert!
All new and current Band members, Band Alumni, parents, and guests are welcome to join us for our celebration of 98 Years of Scout Band History! Please join us at the Activity Center at Camp Belzer located at 6102 Boy Scout Road, Indianapolis, Indiana at 2:00 pm. Youth and playing adults are asked to show up at 1:30pm. Look for the Band Truck as we will need help unloading instruments, stands, and uniforms.
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.
Refreshments will be provided by BBBC members and supporting Alumni. Ice cream and beverages are rumored so far!
Watch for Calling Post messages and Yahoo Group Notifications for more details on this important annual event and celebration.
2015 Del Mi Merit Badge University & Concert
Del-Mi District is offering merit badge sessions on Saturday, March 14th. Follow this link for registration and more information: Registration for Merit Badge University. This event will be held at Carmel High School, 520 E. Main Street, Carmel IN 46032. All youth registered in Boy Scouts are eligible to attend. Please note that Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, and Webelos are not eligible to participate in this event.
The Scout Band will be playing at noon in the cafeteria area just like last year. Look for the Band Truck on the west side of the school to help unload around 11:15am to be able to play a noon concert.
We are gearing up for the 2015 150/70 U.S. Historical Tour to 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 Winter!
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 Winter 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!
We hope to see you there!
The New Jazz Band Will Meet Next on March 8th & 22nd!
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 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.
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?
When Will Dixieland Band Meet Next?!
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 contact us by email.
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 March 15th. Don't miss your chance to voice your opinion and help out the band!