Season Synopsis: When the Canton Police Boys Club Drum & Bugle Corps marched through the streets of downtown Canton for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement parade, they went past a men’s clothing store. Art Drukenbrod, a Canton business man and former member of the local American Legion Post 44 drum corps from decades earlier, wanted to get involved and turn it into a real drum and bugle corps. He contacted Ralph McCauley, who was a police officer who worked with the Boys Club programs. Along with J. Babe Stearn, the three formed the Bluecoats on December 1st, 1972.
Music: Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White (Louiguy)
- Art Drukenbrod, J. Babe Stearn, Ralph McCauley
- Brass: Jack Jakmides
- Percussion: Art Drukenbrod
- Color Guard: Paul Roush, Bob Robinson (rifle)
- First performance – Parade Brewster, Ohio. 1st Place. $15.00 cash prize!
Dues Structure: There were no dues charged.
Main Corps Rehearsal Facility: The Boys Club (original), Navarre Rd, Canton.