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
Recently one of our Founders, Ralph McCauley, was delivered a surprise at his home: a 2016 Championship ring. Daughter, and former member, Beth McCauley shared the news and pictures for alumni (see right). While hundreds of young prospects hit the floor in November to audition for the 2017 Bluecoats. We take this moment to look back at what our former directors had to say about winning a World Championship
Bluecoats Rhythm IN BLUE Announces Exciting 2017 Organizational Structure November 1, 2017. The World Champion Bluecoats alumni performance organization, Rhythm IN BLUE has announced its organizational structure and plans for 2017. Rhythm IN BLUE is comprised of three performance ensembles, the all-alumni, summer performing Legacy Arc, a locally produced small music and visual ensemble called Curbside and a growing DCI SoundSport
Bob Rohrbaugh: 1974-1977 Percussion
Bob’s first performance was the Bluecoats’ first judged competition and Bob’s last performance was the corps first DCI prelim appearance in Boulder, Colorado in 1977. Bob notes many fond memories from those beginning years, but a few stand out. 18690
The Canton Repository did an outstanding job covering the 2016 season, you can look back on the stories through these links! (NOTE: The Repository only allows you to access 7 articles a month for free per web browser).
- June 24, 2016: Canton Bluecoats take first place at season-opening performance
- June 28, 2016: Canton Bluecoats win second event of busy season
- June 29, 2016: Canton Bluecoats run season-opening win streak to 4