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 […]
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 […]
John Kowal: 1979-1983, ’85 Percussion John Kowal became a Bluecoat in 1979 and marched in Bluecoats and Phantom Regiment until 1986, his age-out year. John is presently living just outside of Houston Texas, working as a mechanical engineer for the NASA Johnson Space Center. He has one twelve year old son and two step-daughters ages 19 and 23. Q: How has Bluecoats impacted your life? A: One of the things I’ve noticed about different organizations or institutions […]
The Bluecoats are now accepting nominations for our Hall of Fame! Click here for a description of the nomination process. If you have photographs, anecdotes, or other information to add to Hall of Fame member biographies, please send them to email@example.com. You can view a full listing of all Bluecoats Hall of Fame members here. Act now as nominations are due on April 1st!
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You’re invited to the 2017 Bluecoats Banquet! Come celebrate what will be an incredible Bluecoats season on Sunday, August 13 at the JW Marriott Indianapolis. The banquet begins at 12:00pm with a brunch buffet, followed by the awards presentation and 2017 Age Out Speeches. The event ends at 3:00pm. All members, staff, alumni, volunteers, family, and friends are welcome to attend as we celebrate 2017 and look forward to another great year in 2018. Hotel […]
Looking for an adventure this summer? The Bluecoats are seeking highly-motivated and detail-oriented individuals to fill internships during the Bluecoats 2017 Summer Tour. Positions include: Tour Administration Intern (3) Prop and Tour Administration Intern (1) Videography Interns (1) Audio Production and Electronics Intern (1) Merchandising Intern (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 around the United […]
Welcome to Michelle’s Hong Kong Blog! Intro: Photo: Katie Dillman My name is Michelle Russo and I played trumpet for the Bluecoats in 2014, 2015, and my ageout year of 2016. In a few short hours, I will be joining the Bluecoats as a performer one more time as we embark on our journey to Hong Kong to perform for the Chinese New Year! With several performances, a parade, and a multitude of excursions around […]