Bluecoats News

02.19.18
Help Wanted! Join the Bloo18 Intern Team!

Looking for an adventure this summer? Bluecoats is seeking highly-motivated and detail-oriented individuals to fill internships during the Bluecoats Bloo18 Summer Tour.  Positions include: Tour Operations Intern (2-3) Tour Operations Intern w/ Stage Mgmt Focus (1) Food Service Operations Intern (1) Media and Communication Intern (1) Merchandising Intern (1) Fundraising and Development Intern (1-2) Each summer Bluecoats operates a fast-paced and high-energy performance tour, traveling nearly 12,000 miles by road and performing more than 30 shows, parades, concerts, and clinics […]

02.09.18
2018 Bluecoats Indoor WG: soundcheck

Bluecoats Indoor WG, our new WGI Independent World Winter Guard based in Indianapolis, is proud to announce our 2018 program – soundcheck.   In this exciting new creation designed by our outstanding design team of Jon Vanderkolff, Greg Lagola, Jim Moore and Carol Abohatab, we react to, motivate, and embody the musical language of the band ‘Propellerheads’ via a modern twist on music, costuming and set design from the Mod era. Check out our 2018 schedule […]

01.22.18
2018 CLOSET CLEANOUT SALE

Over the course of the last few years, the Bluecoats have built up an inventory of props, uniforms, costumes, flags, electronic equipment and more that are in great condition, but is no longer in active use by our organization. In 2018, we are offering them for sale for bands, ensembles, and individuals that are looking to get their hands on some outstanding equipment to enhance their program, at a deeply discounted price. Highlights include: 2016 […]

12.04.17
THREE GREAT SHOWS 2018: ON SALE NOW!

In 2018, the Bluecoats will run THREE outstanding drum corps competitions in Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania!  See below for details on all three events. Innovations in Brass: Akron Saturday, June 23rd, 7:30pm InfoCision Stadium – Summa Field Akron, OH Join us on Saturday, June 23rd for “Innovations in Brass: Akron”, a premium drum corps experience returning to InfoCision Stadium – Summa Field. 2018 Line-up includes: Bluecoats – Canton, OH Carolina Crown – Ft. Mills, SC […]

11.29.17
Bluecoats Announce Formation of The Shield & Bluecoats Endowment Fund

CANTON, OH – This past Tuesday, also known as #GivingTuesday, the day following Thanksgiving when Americans donate millions of dollars to charity, Bluecoats made two important announcements surrounding its long-term development programs. The first is a monthly giving community similar to the membership programs of local public radio and television stations. This program, dubbed The Shield, will provide VIP experiences for its members including receptions at DCI and WGI events, and early media access to pre-season […]

11.14.17
Queen, Chreste, Lluvera, more join 2018 staff!

With audition season kicking off this weekend in Texas, we are excited to announce several key additions to the 2018 Bluecoats instructional staff.  See below for a list of new faces that will help contribute to our success this summer. Guard: Rosie Queen, Guard Advisor Carrie Short, Guard Instructor Aylin Vural, Guard Instructor Percussion: John Lluvera, Percussion Instructor Zach Gruse, Percussion Instructor Marc Rivet, Percussion Instructor Brass: Bob Chreste, Brass Instructor Electronics: Brian McKenzie, Sound […]

Help Wanted! We’re On The Hunt For A Winter/Spring Development Intern

We’re looking for a highly motivated, self-reliant, and generally amazing person to join our team from January to April/May as a Development Intern! This person must possess excellent attention to detail, be self-motivated, and comfortable with repetitive and challenging projects essential to the success of Bluecoats. We imagine this intern working from home so great internet access and a comfortable understanding of communication tools are a must. You’ll work with our remote office team on data entry, […]

10.02.17
Raiford and Kusmierczak join Bluecoats Staff

The Bluecoats are proud to the announce the addition of Michael Raiford and Lindsay Kusmierczak to the Bluecoats design and instructional teams.  Michael will serve on the design team in the role of Scenic Designer, and Lindsay joins the instructional staff as Guard Caption Head. Scenic Designer Michael B. Raiford is a freelance artist based in Austin, Texas.  He has designed, staged, and choreographed for DCI, BOA and WGI ensembles for over 30 years.  In drum […]

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