Bluecoats News

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 […]

09.25.17
Register to audition for the 2018 Bluecoats!

Audition for the 2018 Bluecoats by attending one of THE BLUE WAY Audition Experience Camps! By attending a BLUE WAY Audition Experience camp, you will not only audition for the corps’ upcoming season, you will have the opportunity to experience and learn the skills necessary to perform at the highest levels of the drum corps activity.  Our 2018 audition dates are as follows: November 18-19, 2017:  Ft. Worth, TX – All Sections November 25-26, 2017: […]

08.14.17
Bluecoats Indoor WG Media Internship

The Bluecoats are seeking highly-motivated and detail-oriented individuals to fill internships during the 2017/2018 Bluecoats Indoor WG season.  Positions include: Media Intern (1) Interns will think on their feet, define ways to expand and improve their roles, and work collaboratively with others. All interns must exhibit outstanding critical thinking and time management skills and show an aptitude for thinking outside of the box and inventing solutions for projects with limited time and resources. Interns should […]

08.13.17
2017 Canton Rep Coverage

The Bluecoats are incredibly fortunate to have great support from our local newspaper – The Canton Repository.  Please see below for links to every news story they posted on their website covering our 2017 summer season.  Special thanks to Publisher Jim Porter, and Executive Editor Rich Desrosiers for the Canton Rep’s outstanding coverage of our organizations activities! 1 http://www.cantonrep.com/news/20170621/bluecoats-begin-defense-of-2016-world-championship 2 http://www.cantonrep.com/news/20170625/bluecoats-post-second-first-place-finish-to-open-2017-season 3 http://www.cantonrep.com/news/20170627/bluecoats-make-it-3-in-row-to-open-2017-season 4 http://www.cantonrep.com/news/20170628/cantons-bluecoats-keep-rolling 5 http://www.cantonrep.com/news/20170701/bluecoats-rained-out-show-moves-indoors 6 http://www.cantonrep.com/news/20170702/bluecoats-make-it-5-for-5 7 http://www.cantonrep.com/news/20170704/canton-bluecoats-make-it-seven-wins-in-row-to-open-season 8 http://www.cantonrep.com/news/20170708/canton-bluecoats-miss-chance-to-perform-then-run-record-to-8-0 9 http://www.cantonrep.com/news/20170709/canton-bluecoats-streak-stopped-at-20 10 […]

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