Donnie Solinger, known to many as ‘Mr. Buccaneer,’ is the perfect person to be the Reading Buccaneers historian: he’s been part of the organization since 1958. Since 1996, he has also served as a support staff member and committee advisor. He has performed a wide variety of important tasks for the corps, in addition to playing bass baritone and contra bass horns. He has been assistant corps director, booster table manager, field maintenance/recycling co-ordinator. He is a charter member of the Bucs’ Alumni Association and the alumni corps. He has also been a member of the Old Bucs Alumni Association, a support group for the competing corps and a member of the Bucs’ Hall of Fame nominating committee. Before joining the Buccaneers, he was bass baritone player with West Reading Police Cadets drum and bugle corps. He has also served on the Skyliners alumni bylaws committee and played contra bass with the Skyliners alumni group. He was a member of the committee, which brought back the National Dream Contest in 1999. He has been a member of the Buccaneers Hall of Fame since 1997.