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!
Covid-19 Pandemic Has Ended
While mask wearing and social distancing has been discontinued by the federal, state, and local officials 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 Gym with spaced out seating and seperated areas for family and guests.
Events and Concerts for Fall - September, October, November
Full Band Rehearsals
Rehearsals will resumed September 11th and will continue on Sundays, 2 pm inside at Saint Lawrence in the upstairs Gym in Father Cohen Hall. Currently rehearsals are scheduled for October 30th, November 6th, 13th, and 20th.
Cool Crew Jazz Band Rehearsals
Jazz Band Practice will resume on the first and third Sundays of each month at 1 pm (excluding holidays). Currently Jazz rehearsals are scheduled for November 6th, and 20th.
Concert form Fishers American Legion Flag Retirement
November 12th we will be playing a concert for the Fishers American Legion Flag Retirement - Report Time 8:45 am with music to start around 9:30 am. Uniforms will be class "A" uniforms.
No Rehearsal on November 27th in observation of Thanksgiving Holiday! Enjoy Time with Your Family
Christmas Concert at Indiana State Museum
We are having our annual Christmas Concert at the Indiana State Museum on Saturday, December 10th at 1:00 pm and plan to play for about 50 minutes. Please arrive between 12:00 noon and 12:15 pm to unload the band truck and set up in the Atrium. Uniform of the day will be Class "A" Uniforms.
Jeb Lottes Eagle Court of Honor and Concert
On December 11th our very own Jeb Lottes, baritone and trombone player, will be having his Eagle Court of Honor and we will be playing in his honor at a location to be shared later. Help celebrate this historic event with Jeb by attending and playing.
Uniform of the Day is Class "A" Uniforms. Refreshments are usually served after the Eagle Court of Honor Ceremony is finished. Since this schedule time corresponds with our usual rehearsal time at St. Lawrence we will not have a rehearsal!
Butter Braid Sales In Time for Christmas!
Butter Braids will come frozen but are delivered on the weekend before the holiday so that Band members have time to deliver them and collect monies. This year the flyers with the order forms from LaBraid Fundraising were handed out at the October 30th Rehearsal. If you missed getting a form here is the LaBraid Order Form that can be downloaded and printed out. The orders need to be returned on December 4th, and the Delivery Date is set for December 12th to be picked up at Mr. Bill's House.
For the second year, a special URL link for each Band seller will be sent to them to share with people buying from them. Make sure to use this Web Link URL to place your order before the Sale Deadline so that the Band seller will benefit from the sale. The site is easy to use; just select the items you wish to purchase and check out with a credit card. Don't forget to put your address that you want the Band person to deliver to. And please, no out of state sales unless you coordinate with the Band seller.
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 2022 Great Lakes Tour Was A Big Success!
The Scout Band's 2022 Great Lakes Tour went to Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, and Wisconsin where we visited the shores of all five Great Lakes. The Band toured and played from Camp Belzer to the Tall Ships Tour, Fort Niagra and Niagra Falls, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, The Henry Ford Museum, Mackinac Island, Tahquamenon Falls State Park and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, The National Railroad Museum, and Holland State Park, then back home again to Camp Belzer. The Tour started on July 2nd and lasted through July 9th, 2022! 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!
Our Next Tour is in the Planning Stage to Alaska!
Head on over to our Tour Pages to find out more about this unique Summer Tour Opportunity!
We are Celebrating our 105th Year - Check out Our Upcoming Events and Concerts
Check the Schedule of Events for our Planned Calendar!
Due to cancellations and postponing due to the COVID-19 Pandemic the Schedule of Events may not be accurate. 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 105th 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.