The first summer of the Bluecoats existence was a short tour — a few local parades in borrowed band pants and t-shirts with the Canton Police Boys Club logo. A full color fundraising brochure was created to seek the dollars needed to uniform the corps, starting boldly with
On Sunday, December 3rd, 1972 a tailor and two police officers held an informative meeting to start a competitive drum and bugle corps out of the workings of the Canton Police Boys Club youth based drum corps that the two police officers worked with. It would be no small feat
Bluecoats is excited to announce it has accepted an invitation from Drum Corps International (DCI) for the 2022 Bluecoats Alumni Corps to perform at the Drum Corps International World Championships Semifinals in celebration of both the DCI and Bluecoats 50th Anniversary! The organization will spend 2022 celebrating many events with its alumni and broader community. The DCI Semifinals Performance will serve as a grand capstone to a season of celebrations.
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