Season Synopsis: The inaugural season for the Bluecoats was primarily getting the corps on its feet. The first performance was a parade in nearby Brewster, Ohio. The prize money ($15) was used towards gas to return back home. The corps borrowed uniforms from Canton Timken High School for this season. Members practiced several days a week and all throughout the year. Many local band directors were skeptical of the corps so they recruited in junior high and even elementary schools. But the corps got its feet grounded and began forward marching, literally and figuratively.
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.