Aug
01

A Big Welcome, Rachel Ewaniuk, and a New Beginning for the Belvederes

THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME RACHEL EWANIUK, AS THE CORPS NEW MUSIC/BRASS INSTRUCTOR. RACHEL HAS BEEN PLAYING WITH US FOR THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS, AS WELL AS INSTRUCTING THE HORN LINE IN THE PAST, AND HAS NOW ACCEPTED THE POSITION AS OUR NEW BRASS INSTRUCTOR. RACHEL HAS BEEN PLAYING TRUMPET SINCE THE 4TH. GRADE, FURTHERING HER EDUCATION AT MANSFIELD UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, WHERE SHE GOT HER DEGREE IN MUSIC EDUCATION AND MUSIC TECHNOLOGY. IN 2018, SHE GRADUATED FROM INDIANA UNIVERSITY WITH A M.S. IN MUSIC TECHNOLOGY.

RACHEL BEGAN HER DRUM CORPS YEARS IN 2012, WHERE SHE MARCHED 3 SEASONS WITH THE BUSHWACKERS DRUM AND BUGLE CORPS, PLAYING LEAD TRUMPET AND SOLOIST. IN 2015, SHE WAS HIRED AS BRASS TECH FOR THE SKYLINERS. I CAN GO ON AND ON ABOUT RACHEL, BUT WE ALL FEEL THE SAME WAY, AND HOPE THAT ALL FEEL THE SAME AS WE DO, THAT RACHEL IS GOING TO TAKE US TO THE NEXT LEVEL.

RACHEL IS GOING TO BRING NEW LIFE AND PRIDE, TO THE BELVEDERES DRUM AND BUGLE CORPS, AND WE ARE ALL LOOKING FORWARD TO WHAT RACHEL IS GOING TO BE DOING, AND TAKING US TO HIGHER AND BETTER LEVELS IN DRUM CORPS. IF YOU HAVE BEEN IN THE CORPS BEFORE, AND WOULD LIKE TO COME BACK AND BE A PART OF HISTORY, OF THE ” NEW” BELVEDERES, STOP DOWN AT THE LIBERTY FIRE CO. IN HAVEN, ON AUGUST 25TH, AND SEE ALL THE NEW ADVANCEMENTS WE ARE DOING.

THIS INVITATION IS OPEN TO ANY PAST MEMBERS AND FRIENDS THAT WOULD LIKE TO BE A PART OF US. BRING YOURSELF DOWN, AND FILL A POSITION IN OUR COLOR GUARD, DRUM LINE , OR BRASS LINE. NO EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY, WE WILL TEACH ANYONE. YOUTH IS ALWAYS WELCOME IN THE” BELVEDERES ALUMNI DRUM AND BUGLE CORPS.”

 

WELCOME ABOARD RACHEL

 

Jun
27

Sounds on the Susquehanna- Milton Show

On Saturday, June 22nd. , the Belvedere’s Alumni were invited to perform at the DCA show in Milton, Pa. The corps was to perform an exhibition featuring their Military Medley show. The response from the crowd was very positive, and compliments were given from the crowd, for recognizing our military veterans and those serving today.

This was the first time we ever opened for a senior corps show, and was a great experience. Thank You to all for the invite, and hope to do it again sometime. Attached are a pictures from Saturdays show.

May
04

MUSIC IN THE MOUNTAINS 2019

THIS YEARS CONCERT HELD BY THE READING BUCS ALUMNI, WAS HELD APRIL 27TH., AT THE BLUE MOUNTAIN HIGH SCHOOL.THIS YEARS CONCERT WAS NOTHING BUT, FANTASTIC. THE CORPS PLAYED LIKE THE PROFESSIONAL’S WE ARE.THE BELVEDERES LEAD OFF THE CONCERT, WITH THE NATIONAL ANTHEM.THE SOUND WAS FANTASTIC, SEATING 30 HORNS, 6 PERCUSSION, AND 13 FLAGS.     THE MUSIC SELECTION WAS SPOT ON, EVEN THE NEW SONG…COME RAIN OR COME SHINE.THE MILITARY MEDLEY IS ALWAYS A CROWD PLEASER , HONORING ALL THE PAST AND PRESENT MILITARY PERSONAL.

THE NEXT CONCERT ON OUR VENUE, WILL BE AT THE READING BUCCANEER’S SPRING REVIEW, BEING HELD AT THE TWIN VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL, ON MAY 11TH., STARTING AT 6:30PM.THERE ARE 7 CORPS ON THE PROGRAM, SO IT SHOULD BE A GREAT NIGHT. HOPE TO SEE ALL YOU FAITHFUL DRUM CORPS NUTS THERE, AND FOR SUPPORTING THE READING BUCCANEER’S.

 

Jul
16

New drum slips from ON2 . Thanks to Bill on awesome job.


For all Belvedere Alumni, we will be sporting a new look for the 2018 season. Bill Bataglia has taken on the task of,making the drum line look awesome, and patriotic, as we walk down the streets, and perform at our concert venues. Thanks to ON2 drum skins, for providing this great look.
As the season continues, we are always looking for new members,young and old, to help us spread the sounds of our past.
If you can play an instrument,carry a flag,or simply want to play in standstills, we need you.
Our next practice will be Aug. 26th.,at the Liberty fire Co.,in haven @ 2 pm. Stop in and see what we’re all about.

Sep
21

” OUTSTANDING INDEPENDENT BAND “

Hazleton Funfest Parade

That is the title we received , while parading in Hazleton,Pa.

“OUTSTANDING INDEPENDENT BAND”

WHAT AN AWESOME VIDEO TAKEN FROM ATOP A ROOF IN HAZLETON,

THIS WAS THE FIRST OF MAYBE MANY PERFORMANCES IN THIS PARADE. IT WAS A JOINT VENTURE BETWEEN TWO GREAT ALUMNI CORPS, DOING WHAT WE ALL ENJOY DOING. THANKS TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE EMMAUS SENTINALS, AS WELL AS OUR VERY OWN BELVEDERE ALUMNI MEMBERS, FOR PUTTING ON ONE GREAT SHOWING AT THIS PARADE.

WHEN YOU WATCH THE VIDEO, YOU CAN GET  THAT FEELING , WE ONCE HAD ,WHEN WE WERE ALL YOUNG, AND PUT MANY LONG AND HARD DAYS OF PRACTICE, TO BECOME ONE OF THE BEST IN DRUM CORP HISTORY. WHEN YOU WATCH THE VIDEO, AND I MEAN WATCH IT, PICK OUT , STARTING FROM THE MAIN GUARD, LEAD BY OUR OWN,”WALLY”, TO THE FABULOUS RIFLES ( GREAT JOB DEBBIE & DONNA), TOO THE GUARD, WHO ALWAYS LEAD US DOWN THE STREET. DRUM LINE, WHAT CAN I SAY BUT, AWESOME. MAYBE A LITTLE PREJUDICE, BUT GREAT JOB BRIAN. OUTSTANDING HORN LINE BRINGING UP THE REAR, BECAUSE WITHOUT YOU GUYS AND GALS, WE WOULDN’T HAVE THE FANTASTIC SOUND THAT WE HAVE., AND LOOKING FORWARD TO MANY MORE SHOWS LIKE THIS.

MAYBE WHEN YOU SEE WHAT WE ACCOMPLISHED IN THE FEW YEARS SINCE FORMING, YOU MIGHT CONSIDER COMING DOWN TO A PRACTICE, AND SEE WHAT WE DO. BY THE WAY, NEXT PRACTICE, SUNDAY, SEPT. 22ND.,2:OOPM. AT THE LIBERTY FIRE CO., ALL ARE WELCOME. STOP DOWN JUST TO SEE SOME OLD FRIENDS, AND MEET SOME NEW ONES. I DID FORGET TOO MENTION, THIS IS OUR SECOND TROPHY, THE FIRST, FOR THE SIX COUNTY FIREMAN’S PARADE IN HAVEN.

SO ENJOY THE VIDEO, AND KEEP UP THE GOOD JOB.

Oct
11

Welcome To The Official Website of the Belvedere Alumni

The Belvedere Alumni Association is to promote camaraderie among all former members and families of the Belvederes Jr. Drum and Bugle Corps and to provide a vehicle for members to promote the art form of drum corps and to participate in various social, musical and marching endeavors.

The Belvedere Alumni Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization; all contributions are tax deductible.

It is the intent of the group to use this vehicle in lieu of a hard-copy newsletter and for news and info and sharing old pictures, and stories for former members, instructors and fans!