Past Directors react to Championship

Posted on November 26, 2016
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Category : Alumni, News

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 in 2016. Ralph McCauley (one of

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Bloo Christmas Scholarship Drive!

Posted on November 09, 2016
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Category : Alumni

Thanks to those who over the past week donated to the #bloo17 Scholarship Drive! We raised a nice amount for those members who may be financially in need for this season and in the process got a little something for the stockings over the chimney!

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Rhythm IN BLUE announces 2017 plans

Posted on November 01, 2016
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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 group. Jay Wise, who enters his fourth year as the Director of the organization, will

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Alumni Feature: Bob Rohrbaugh

Posted on September 09, 2016
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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. 

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2016 Canton Repository Bluecoats Coverage

Posted on September 01, 2016
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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 events July 7, 2016: Canton Bluecoats perform

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Alumni Feature: Mike Bonnell

Posted on May 11, 2016
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Mike Bonnell: 1984-1986 Brass Mike marched with the corps in the mid 1980s and still lives within a short distance of the J. Babe Stearn Center (the second “the Boys Club” building).  Mike’s earliest memory of the Bluecoats was back in the early to mid 70’s.  His Mom’s best friend lived by the old Boy’s Club on Navarre Rd. and they use to go there on the weekends to visit, and the Bluecoats would be

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