Year
1920
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Jammin' at Jambo
Scout Jamboree Bands
Year
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2001
2005
2007
2010
2013
Scout bands have been making great music at Scout Jamborees
ever since Baden-Powell coined the word "Jamboree" and organized
the First World Scout Jamboree in London, England back in 1920.
Here's just a bit of pictorial Jamboree Band history.
Note: Many of the pictures and captions on this page are links to further information.
2013 National Jamboree
Summit Bechtel Scout Reserve
West Virginia
The 2013 National Jamboree Band
History continues to unfold. You could be part of this picture!
Please visit the 2013 National Jamboree Band website.
We hope to see you at The Summit!

2010 National Jamboree
Fort A. P. Hill
Caroline County, Virginia

Bill Nelson,
Director
Jamboree Band Senior Staff
Jack
Campion

Mark
Stephens

Jerry
Yochelson

Dave
Mruzek

Jeff
Kitzman

George
Pinchock
Bill Nelson has directed the National Jamboree Band in 1977, 1981, 1985, 1989, 1993, 1997, 2001, 2005, and 2010.
Bill also tells great stories.

Jambo Band Slide Show    Jambo 2010 Bandstand    Band to Play Bowling Green
Jambo Band Roster    Jumbo Jambo Band    Jambo 2010 Song

Mark Stephens put together the 2010 National Jamboree Band website. Thanks, Mark.
Jeff Kitzman took a lot of the pictures - which probably explains why he appears in so few of them.
That's the common fate of photographers. He also put together the slide show. Thanks, Jeff.


Great job, soloists! Take a bow!
A band within a band - The Jamboree Jazz Band - organized by Dave Mruzek
The Crossroads of America Scout Band
performs on the Western Region Stage.
This band, organized in 1917, has visited National Jamborees
in 1953, 1969, 1973, 1977, 1985, 1989, 1997, and 2010.
They visited the World Scout Jamboree in England in 2007.

2007 World Jamboree
100th Anniversary of Scouting
Hylands Park,Chelmsford,England
De La Salle Scout Group Pipe Band Plays at the Jamboree Images from 21st World Scout Jamboree World Scout Bureau

2005 National Jamboree
Fort A. P. Hill
Caroline County, Virginia

   

The Band Waits for the Arena Show to Begin.

2001 National Jamboree
Fort A. P. Hill
Caroline County, Virginia


The 2001 Jamboree Band, Mark Stephens Conducting,
Plays At the Courthouse, Bowling Green, Virginia

1998 Jersey Jamboree
Waterloo Village, Stanhope
Sussex County, New Jersey

The Jersey Jamboree Band - Scott Smith, Director
Play Sousa's "The Boy Scouts of America March"

1997 National Jamboree
Fort A. P. Hill
Caroline County, Virginia


Scouting Magazine Nov-Dec 1997

1993 National Jamboree
Fort A. P. Hill
Caroline County, Virginia


The 1993 Jamboree Band
and Director Bill Nelson
appeared in BSA's 1994
Music Merit Badge book.

1969 National Jamboree
Farragut State Park,
Idaho
1969
Region
Eleven Jamboree
Band Neckerchief
We'd
like very
much to have
a photo of the band

1964 National Jamboree
Valley Forge,
Pennsylvania
 

1960 National Jamboree
Golden Jubilee of the BSA
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Thanks to Frank H. Meenach (trumpeter standing, center) for providing this picture.
The Region 4 Band, Director Darryl Witters, Plays at the 1960 Jamboree.

1953 National Jamboree
Irvine Ranch
Orange County, California

1953 Jamboree Band
Patch


All that marching and hiking
can really tire a fellow out!

1950 National Jamboree
Second BSA National Jamboree
Valley Forge, Pennsylvania

This 1950 Jambo Band needed George Pinchock to supervise their picture.

1937 National Jamboree
First BSA National Jamboree
The Mall, Washington, D.C.

Maurice D. Taylor,
Director

First National Scout Jamboree, Opening Ceremony

Capt. Taylor Branson,
Director, Marine Band,
Guest Conductor
Thanks to the Susquehanna Country Historical Society,
Montrose, PA, for providing this photo from their booklet,
"Maurice D. Taylor, 50 Years of Montrose Bands, 1927-1977"
(l.-r.) Scout Jack Schuler
Capt. Taylor Branson
And Maurice D. Taylor
At the Jamboree
Jack Schuler, 1955
Hanover High School
Band Director

The Iraan, Texas Scout Cowboy Band at Jambo 37

1920 World Jamboree
First World Scout Jamboree
Olympia, London, England

(above) Baden-Powell At
First World Jamboree

(left) Band of The
Eleventh Sutton Troop
Site Map These pages were built by Jerry Yochelson.
Thanks very much to the other senior staff
of the 2010 National Jamboree Band and all
who have contributed materials and insights.
Contact:    JerryCY@CranburyMusic.com.
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