Follow these instructions to audition for the Bluecoats:

1. Inquire about auditioning for the 2018 Season

Open auditions for all sections are now closed, but an audition may be granted by a section’s caption head based on any needs in their section. To inquire about auditioning for the 2018 Bluecoats, please contact the following people:

Dave Mackinnon (Brass)

Roger Carter (Battery Percussion)

Brad Palmer (Front Ensemble)

Lindsay Kusmierczak (Color Guard)

 2. If you’re invited through step #1: Attend camp to enjoy an incredible experience with the Bluecoats!

If you can, please bring your own Bb marching brass instrument or marching percussion instrument. We will have our equipment, but there will be a limited quantity available.

Bring a sleeping bag, pillow, towel, and any personal items needed for an overnight stay.

Please wear comfortable clothes and gym shoes. We may be rehearsing outside (weather permitting), so please bring a jacket.

3. Send us an audition video!

Your section’s Caption Head may request that you send an audition video prior to attending a camp. If so, please go here for more information.

What to Expect at Camp, and Additional Questions

Please see our Membership FAQ for additional answers and information.

Information for Parents

All parents are invited and encouraged to attend the full corps meetings at camps to learn more about the Bluecoats experience! In addition, as a parent, you are welcome to stay overnight with the Bluecoats if you volunteer for part or all of the weekend camp! We are always in need of help with the kitchen, uniforms and cleaning and repairing our vehicles and equipment trailers.   For more information on volunteering your time with the Bluecoats, click here!

Other Questions?

If you still have questions, please do not hesitate to call the Bluecoats office at (330) 433-9115, or email us at