Bluecoats Indoor WG, our new WGI Independent World Winter Guard based in Indianapolis, is proud to announce our 2018 program – soundcheck.
In this exciting new creation designed by our outstanding design team of Jon Vanderkolff, Greg Lagola, Jim Moore and Carol Abohatab, we react to, motivate, and embody the musical language of the band ‘Propellerheads’ via a modern twist on music, costuming and set design from the Mod era. Check out our 2018
Marching with the Bluecoats gives members a diverse experience and after drum corps they move on to very varied lifestyles. Here are three recent news articles featuring our very own!
Home is where the Kidney is (Dr. Lynsey Biondi: Baritone, 1994)
After Lynsey’s marching days she turned to medicine and is now a sought-after specialist with Kidney transplants. Recently featured
Brad Gessner, 1981-1982, Soprano/Drum Major; 1986-2008 Volunteer/Board Member
John Kowal: 1979-1983, ’85 Percussion
John Kowal became a Bluecoat in 1979 and marched in Bluecoats and Phantom Regiment until 1986, his age-out year. John is presently living just outside of Houston Texas, working as a mechanical engineer for the NASA Johnson Space Center. He has one twelve year old son and two step-daughters ages 19 and 23. Q: How has Bluecoats impacted your life? A: One of the things I’ve noticed about different organizations or institutions
Dawn Crandall Bradbury: 1995 Rook-Out – Brass
Being a one season age-out, affectionately known as a “rook out”, is challenging in its own right. Regardless of being a one year member or a super vet, the experience of being a Bluecoat is life long. We feature this month 2000 Contra (tuba) “rook out” Dawn Crandall Bradbury. Q: What was the show that
Legend of the Silver Penny
For members of the Bluecoats, your first real arrival into the ranks is when you are given your blue shoelace. All winter long rookies see coins jangling around the necks of veterans on that blue shoelace. This year the shoelace, and the change that comes with it, turns 25 years old. Members of the
Celeste Cooning: 1994-1998 Color Guard
Celeste, originally from Warsaw, Indiana, now calls Seattle, Washington her home. A graduate of Indiana University and University of Washington, Celeste is a visual artist working predominantly in cut paper. Her work has graced the Seattle-Tacoma Airport, Starbucks, Seattle’s Jackson Park, Zoe Juniper Dance Company, and Kinesis Project in NYC.
Kevin Armbruster: 1972-1980 Brass
Kevin Armbruster got his drum corps fix started before age 10, when the Marion Cadets sent their feeder corps to nearby town for a parade. Kevin was hooked, and drum corps was in his future plans even at a young age. Fortunately for the Bluecoats, Kevin’s family soon moved to Canton, Ohio and a lo and behold, new drum corps was starting up in 1972. The McKinley High School band member jumped in