2015 Bluecoats Hall of Fame Member
As the corps took the field in 1984 after a year absence, the new Bluecoats quickly identified Phil and Marilyn Booth as the corps “mom and dad”. Phil or “Bubba” (as he was affectionately known) worked tirelessly as the corps mechanic and all around “fix everything guy.” Marilyn or “Mare” began helping as a mom as her three children Mark, Matt, and Michelle all marched in the Bluecoats in various years. Marilyn helped in the food truck, with uniforms, and soon became a bus driver as well.
For the next 11 years, Phil and Marilyn were on tour all summer long driving vehicles, helping with food service and repairs, and essentially doing whatever was needed to keep the corps going on the road.