The Corps In This Competition
White Sabers (Host)
The White Sabers Drum and Bugle Corps were organized in 1928 under the sponsorship of the American Legion Daniel Goho Post #87 from Dansville, NY and later became independent in 1957. In 1994, after about 14 years of absence from the drum corps world, several former White Sabers members organized an alumni reunion, and an interest in performing was revived. In 2005, the White Sabers returned to the field as a competitive Class A drum corps. The following year, we competed and placed second in our first DCA World Championships in Rochester, NY on September 3, 2006. This was only our second attempt at competing in the preliminary competition to make it into finals. The membership dedicated their finals performance at the night show to Pete and Leslie Amico in deep appreciation of their supporting efforts in helping make this drum corps dream come true. The White Sabers are a two time back to back DCA Class A world champions. The future of the White Sabers looks bright as they continue to complete in DCA Open Class.
The Reading Buccaneers is an organization rich in history and tradition. The corps was organized in 1957, as a parade corps by “age-outs” of various local junior corps and veterans of WWII and Korea. The corps soon embarked upon field competitions in the 1958 season. The Buccaneers rose to the top quickly, winning three consecutive VFW Championships in 1960, 1961, and 1962. When DCA was formed, the Bucs continued their success, becoming the first DCA Champions in 1965. Since that time, the Buccaneers have won the DCA title 15 more times to become the most decorated corps in DCA history. In the last several years the Buccaneers enjoyed unprecedented competitive success, completing 6 consecutive undefeated championship seasons from 2005 through 2010. After a 2nd place finish in the 2011 championships, the Buccaneers reclaimed the title in 2012 and 2013. While it is true that the Buccaneers have had their share of glory in competition over the years, we are most proud of the thousands of people who have shared in the drum and bugle corps experience as part of the Buccaneer family. Many members have gone on to rewarding careers in music as educators, teachers, performers, and composers. Most have gone on with their lives and careers remembering fondly and speaking proudly of their days as a member of the Reading Buccaneers.
The 6 time DCA World Champions are coming off a strong 2018 season that was capped off with a 5th place finish at the DCA World Championships with a score of 92.725. New leadership and a strong winter have this corps marked as one you don’t want to miss.
The Columbus Saints closed out their 15th anniversary and 1st season competing in Drum Corps Associates with a score of 63.025, a 7 point jump from the previous score on August 18th. This was a huge milestone for the program, and the admin, staff. and members are looking forward to making 2019 an even bigger milestone in the corps’ young history.