Bluecoats News

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 […]

04.12.17
Big weekend in Dayton!

A crowd of nearly 10,000 watched the pageantry of WGI Color Guard World Championships this weekend at The University of Dayton Arena. It was the perfect moment to celebrate the past, present, and the future endeavors of the Bluecoats and those who’ve helped us reach our goals. On the eve of competition finals, representatives from the Bluecoats and members of the WGI community attended 2017 WGI Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. The Bluecoats celebrated the […]

04.05.17
Alumni in the News: Spring 2017

Marching with the Bluecoats gives members a diverse experience and after drum corps they move on to very varied lifestyles.  Here are three recent news articles featuring our very own! Home is where the Kidney is (Dr. Lynsey Biondi: Baritone, 1994) After Lynsey’s marching days she turned to medicine and is now a sought-after specialist with Kidney transplants.  Recently featured in the Ft. Myers, Florida news, Dr. Biondi was recruited by the the Gulf Coast Medical Center to re-start […]

03.30.17
Alumni Feature: Brad Gessner

Brad Gessner, 1981-1982, Soprano/Drum Major; 1986-2008 Volunteer/Board Member Brad Gessner joined the Bluecoats in 1981 marching soprano, and returned in 1982 as drum major. After aging out, he drove a bus for the Bluecoats, sold souvies, and occasionally cooked. He was also on the Bluecoats Board of Directors from 1986-2008, serving ten years as Chairman of the Board, and was inducted into the Bluecoats Hall of Fame in 1994.  Brad grew up in Austintown, Ohio […]

03.20.17
Bluecoats/EN-RICH-MENT partner on Percussion Competition for local youth

The Bluecoats and EN-RICH-MENT have decided to cancel this event for 2017.  Please stay tuned in the months to come for details on the 2018 Stark County Youth Percussion Competition. In an on-going partnership with outstanding Stark County youth organization EN-RICH-MENT,  we are proud to present the EN-RICH-MENT Stark County Youth Percussion Competition on Saturday May, 20th 2017 at the McKinley High School Downtown Campus Auditorium in Canton, Ohio. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS & REGISTRATION […]

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