The Buccaneer Family - An Overview
The Reading Buccaneers (nicknamed "the Buccaneers" or simply "the Bucs") perform primarily in field competitions in the summer as a member of Drum Corps Associates (DCA), and require a high level of commitment of time and effort from its members. They have won ten DCA World Championships, (1965, 1968, 1979, 1980, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010), winning the last six years with an unprecedented six consecutive undefeated seasons.
The Buccaneer Alumni Association was formed in 1981, shortly after the Buccaneers captured their second consecutive (and fourth total at that time) DCA World Championship title in 1980, by former members who wished to come together for fellowship with other members of past seasons and to provide support for the Buccaneers.
The Buccaneer Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps was formed in 1987 to satisfy a desire on the part of former members of the Buccaneers who wished to continue to perform in the drum and bugle corps venue, but with a lower level of commitment of time than the competing unit requires.