1989 Bluecoats Hall of Fame Member

Canton businessman Art Drukenbrod was a founder and long-time instructor, administrator, board member, supporter and fan of the Bluecoats Drum & Bugle Corps.

Besides being a businessman, Art was a musician who had played his drum with many of Canton’s big bands over the years. He was also a member of Canton’s American Legion and VFW’s national champion senior drum and bugle corps. Along with Tom Jakmides, Art provided the drum corps knowledge and instruction during the corps’ early years, while Ralph McCauley and J. Babe Stearn recruited the members and provided administrative support.

Art served as a board member, and was a huge fan and supporter of the Bluecoats up until his death in 2002. In memory of his contributions to the organization, the 2002 Bluecoats honored him by wearing “Art’s Corps” patches on their uniform jackets.