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 has celebrated 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 continue into the next 100 years!
Safe Health Practices after COVID
Covid-19 Pandemic Emergency Mandate has been discontinued by the federal, state, and local officials, however, we continue to encourage safe healthy practices to keep everyone safe. The Scout Band is recommending that all playing members, family, and guests to continue practicing social distancing, wearing of masks if suspected exposure or compromised immunity, and stay home if recently sick. We will continue to meet for rehearsals in the St. Lawrence Father Cohen Hall with spaced out seating and seperated areas for family and guests.
Events and Concerts for Winter - January and February
Concert for Pack 129 Blue and Gold Banquet on February 10th
We will be playing for Pack 129 at their Blue and Gold Banquet on February 10th at 11:30 am located at 16504 Oak Ridge Rd, Westfield, IN. Please arrive 1 hour early to unload the truck and set up ready to play. We plan to play before they get started with their program and during their meal. After the program starts we may get fed, then we might be playing after the program is complete. Come with a positive attitude and be prepared to meet young scouts that we can start recruiting to the Band!
Anniversary Concert February 18th
Our annual Anniversary Concert now celebrating our 106th Year as the Crossroads of America Scout Band will be held on Sunday February 18th at 2 pm at Camp Belzer in the Activity Center. WE will actually be playing at 3 pm so make sure to show up at 2 pm to help set up. This is a change in schedule from the posted calendar schedule under the Schedule of Events Link. Camp Belzer is located at 6102 Boy Scout Road in Indianapolis, Indiana. Join us for the concert and refreshments after.
Playing members will be wearing Class "A" Uniforms with the Venture Crew Shirt, Green Scout Pants, dark socks, and dark shoes.
This will be our 106th Year Celebration that you will not want to miss!
We Hope To See You There!
Troop 357 Anniversary Concert on February 24th in the evening.
We have been asked by Troop 357 to play at their 100th Anniversary Celebration on February 24th at around 5:30 pm. Report time will be 1 hour earlier. More on times and location will be shared later.
Full Band Rehearsals
Rehearsals are continuing this Winter at 2 pm excluding holidays inside at Saint Lawrence in the downstairs cafeteria in Father Cohen Hall. Rehearsals will continue through January 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, February 4th, 11th, and 25th.
Cool Crew Jazz Band Rehearsals
Jazz Band Practice will resume on the second and fourth Sundays of each month at A NEW TIME 4 pm. (excluding holidays) on January 14th, 28th February 11th and 25th.
Lucas Oil Stadium Schedule is Now Available
Please click on the Fundraising Link above to find the latest LOS Stadium Schedule to plan when to help the band by working at our stand at the Lucas Oil Stadium for Colts Games and other Events.
Did You Miss Our Annual Open House?
Join us at ANY rehearsal and bring your instrument to play with us!
Every Sunday excluding holidays at 2:00pm
Enter the East Doors of Father Cohen Hall and proceed upstairs to the Gymnasium.
Join us and find out why joining the Scout Band is so much fun!
We Hope to See You There!
Our 2023 Alaska Tour Was A Big Success!
The Scout Band's 2023 Alaska Tour went to Seattle, Skagaway, Jueno, and points in between on the Cruise Ship Solstice. You can see our Tour crews photos and postings on our Facebook Group for the Scout Band
This was a Tour that you shouldn't have missed!
We are Celebrating our 106th Year - Check out Our Upcoming Events and Concerts
Check the Schedule of Events for our Planned Calendar!
Check out our Schedule of Events that should be accurate except for additions, cancellations or postponements. Stay tuned to this website, our Facebook Group, Calling Posts, and emails for any planned activities and last minute changes in our schedule.
We Now Have A Youtube Channel!
Loyde has put in a lot of work to create the Youtube Channel. Check out our concert music at this link.
WE ARE ONLINE AS SCOUTBAND.ORG!!
The Scoutband.org Domain name has been put into full effect and better represents our non-for-profit Scouting based celebration of music and Scouting history in the Central Indiana area. If you are used to typing in Scoutband.com you will still get and error, so don't forget to type in Scoutband.org in your web browser's URL box to get back to this page!
All of the original content from the Scoutband.com site is preserved and accessible on Scoutband.org and will be enhanced in the coming years. We hope to someday re-aquire the Scoutband.com Domain name to use again to help those who are struggling with our updated URL. Please contact Ben Cockrum, our Webmaster, with any questions or concerns. We know there will be some missing or broken links, but these will be found and worked out to bring everyone in the Scout Band community a better online experience.
Jazz Band Rehearsals
Come join us if you are interested in a different kind of music from an earlier era. Jazz Band Rehearsals start at 1:00 pm every first and third Sunday for the Jazz Band with Full Band Rehearsal following at 2:00 pm every Sunday through the end of the year. The Jazz Band has start up rehearsals again this Fall in Father Cohen Hall, St. Lawrence Catholic School. Rehearsal starts at 1:00 pm and lasts until 2:00pm, EXCEPT on holiday weekends.
If you are ready to play a different style of music or wish to extend your musical range, the Cool Crew Jazz Band might just be for you. This is a new addition requested by the Band Youth. More instruments are needed so contact Janet Foster or Mr. Ben if you are interested in playing.
Hey Crew 559 Youth!
Don't forget about Crew Meetings every Third Sunday of the Month!
The Crew Meeting's will be held every third Sunday after Full Band Rehearsal. Don't miss your chance to voice your opinion and help out the band!
After the 100th Anniversary we are still accepting photos and memorbilia.
Do you have photographs and snapshots of Scout Band concerts and events that you would like to share with the Anniversary Committee? Send an email to this email address and you will be given instructions how to upload to their DropBox site.
Don't Miss Out on Our 106th Year Festivities!!!
Database forms have been created to find Band Alumni!
Have you been a member of the Central Indiana Scout Band in the past? Have you been a member of the Crossroads of America Scout Band in the recent past? Then you are definitely a Band Alumni and we would very much like to re-connect with you!
Please follow this link to the About the Band Page or use the navigation buttons to find the forms created to help build a database of Band Alumni and Current Band Members. This will help us to reach out to you as we share the existence of the Scout Band in Central Indiana. If you wish, you can get notifications or emails about upcoming events and how you can join in the fun as a Band Alumni. So click the link and fill in the form!
Commemorative Brick Pavers are Still On Sale!
Would you like to remember a loved one? Remember the special years you were in the band? Show support of individuals, groups and the future of the band? We will be building a Paver Mall in front of the Craig Band Hut at Camp Belzer.
You can purchase pavers for only $100 each for the new Scout Band’s Paver Mall! The paver mall will be located in front of the Craig Band Hut at Camp Belzer. Your $100 purchase includes a 4”x8” paver with two  lines of characters [Letters, punctuation, spaces] 18 characters maximum on each line. For an additional $5.00 you can have a third line on the paver.
You, your family, friends, and business associates can add to the Paver Mall today! Contact a BBBC Board Member to see a sample.
Order directly from this WUFOO Form and PAY with a credit card on the secure order site or download and print off this Commemorative Paver Order Form and mail it or hand it to a BBBC Board Member or 100th Anniversary Committee Member.