Merry Christmas!
…to you all, especially to those who have been so helpful with Bingo, transportation, Pioneerland, and the Percussion Ensemble! We have much to be thankful for, and it couldn’t have been done without the time and effort given from the staff, members, alumni, and many others who have contributed their time, efforts, talents, and yes, generous financial donations.

We Have a New Rehearsal Site!
We are happy to announce that we have secured the use of an awesome indoor facility in Cudahy, WI called the GRAND BALLROOM located on the corner of Pulaski Ave. and Kirkwood. It’s is less than a 2 minute drive from Pioneerland and 1 block East of Cudahy’s main street, Packard Avenue. It is spacious with 2 floors of banquet halls, and individual rooms for individual lessons and sectional rehearsals.

Years ago it was called the Serenity Club and we used it on occasion for rehearsals (rain site) and Bingo. For the real old timers, it was called the Allied Veterans Post whom we ran several early May field contests at Cudahy High School.

Recently this building was purchased by Mr. Eugene Bonner who operates a school catering food service to 5 schools in Milwaukee. The gymnasium is now a beautiful ballroom with a dance floor. The bowling alley was removed and a now has been turned into a huge carpeted meeting room. The entire building has been made available to us for Sunday rehearsals!

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If that was not generous enough, Mr. Bonner has offered us the use of a 26’ box truck that has an electric lift on the back of it. This will be used for the WGI Season and will props, the floor, and equipment. This entire opportunity comes to the corps at NO COST! In turn we have offered them parking spaces at Pioneerland as well asland usage for summer activities with his food/catering business.

Besides the remodeled upstairs, the lower level still has a huge area with adjoining small rooms for sectionals, yes! This Christmas present will be put to use soon. Watch for upcoming times and rehearsal dates!


Bus #75 is Back
This huge 55 passenger vehicle is ready. A considerable amount of work to the air conditioning unit was accomplished and of course yearly maintenance was done by the professionals at ABC Bus Company of Faribault, Minnesota. This bus has lots of space and a beautiful interior.


Appreciation Plaque
Milwaukee’s Wilson Park Organization presented us with a nice plaque in appreciation for sponsoring their baseball team. A Pioneer Banner is displayed on the outfield fence of the ballpark. The director is also a member of Milwaukee’s Southside Business Club of which Pioneer is also a member.


Starting at this coming year (2020), Pioneer will be hosting certain Wednesday and Friday evening Bingo events taking place at the St. Francis Lion’s Community Center on East Howard Ave. in St. Francis. This past year we only ran bingo there on Wednesday evenings. With the addition of some Friday evening bingos, it is our hope that the events’ attendances will increase.
Saturday evening Pioneer bingo continues at the United Seniors Bingo Hall on South 45th and West Forest Home Avenue. Please try to come play, help, or just stop in to say hi!!! 

We are looking for 2 persons to fill out the Bass Drum section. Rehearsals are taking place at the Grand Ballroom on Weekends and so will the Contests in Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio… For more information call Mr. Bobby Bonslater at (312) 371-9899 or the Corps Office at (414) 327-2847

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By shopping at, you can purchase everything that is contained in the regular The difference is that a portion of your payment to Amazon is donated back to the Pioneer Corps. Just type in the address, follow the prompts, choose Pioneer as the recipient of the donation, and then continue shopping like you normally would. You get good bargains, excellent service, and help our young members with our musical participation at the same time! Pioneer would like to thank the many who are now making use of this program. We recently received a nice check for your responses!


Roman Blenski