For Immediate Release
January 11, 2012

2013 National Scout Jamboree Band Seeks Members
Held every four years, The Boy Scouts of America will convene their 18th National Jamboree July 14 - 24, 2013 at The Summit near Beckley, West Virginia. There 45,000 Scouts from all across the United States will gather for ten days of scouting and fun.

The sixty-member Jamboree Band will perform at ceremonies, events, concerts, and arena shows. The band will entertain the many thousands of Scouts and visitors to the Jamboree. Repertoire will include popular and patriotic music, marches, and pep band tunes up to grade 3.5. Scouts or Venture Scouts, male or female, ages 16 - 25 are eligible. Adults (ages 26 and up) may apply. However initial preference will go to youth staff. There is no application deadline, however, positions will be filled beginning mid-May 2012 until all positions are filled so don't delay.

There will also be a Jazz Band within the Jamboree Band. Scouts who can double on set, guitar, bass, and keyboard are needed for the Jazz Band.

Please pass this information on to any of your students who may be Scouts. There is a flyer that you can download and post available at the Jamboree Band website. To learn more, visit the Jamboree Band website at or contact the Director of the Jamboree Band, George Pinchock.

George Pinchock, B.S. Music Ed; MM Music Ed
Associate Director Music Activities
Director, Summer Graduate Music Studies
Associate Band Director
Villanova University
Phone: 610/519-6050
Address:  Office of Music Activities
Villanova University
Villanova, PA 1908