Bluecoats News

Bloo Christmas Scholarship Drive!

Thanks to those who over the past week donated to the #bloo17 Scholarship Drive! We raised a nice amount for those members who may be financially in need for this season and in the process got a little something for the stockings over the chimney!

Rhythm IN BLUE announces 2017 plans

Bluecoats Rhythm IN BLUE Announces Exciting 2017 Organizational Structure  November 1, 2017. The World Champion Bluecoats alumni performance organization, Rhythm IN BLUE has announced its organizational structure and plans for 2017.  Rhythm IN BLUE is comprised of three performance ensembles, the all-alumni, summer performing Legacy Arc, a locally produced small music and visual ensemble called Curbside and a growing DCI SoundSport group. Jay Wise, who enters his fourth year as the Director of the organization, will […]

2017 Staff Additions & Enhancements

The Bluecoats are proud to the announce the addition of Matt Jordan and Ryan Anderson to the corps’ already outstanding instructional staff.  Matt Jordan will serve as Assistant Music Ensemble Coordinator, and Ryan Anderson joins the Bluecoats as Battery Coordinator/ Tenors.  In addition, we are excited to formalize the establishment of a specific Electronics caption within the structure of our instructional team.  Leading this new caption will be longtime front ensemble instructor and sound engineer Erik Kosman. Assistant Music […]

Bluecoats News 09.09.16
Alumni Feature: Bob Rohrbaugh

Bob Rohrbaugh marched in Bluecoats from 1974 to 1977.  His first performance was the Bluecoats’ first judged competition and Bob’s last performance was the corps first DCI prelim appearance in Boulder, Colorado in 1977.  Bob notes many fond memories from those beginning years, but a few stand out. 

2016 Canton Repository Bluecoats Coverage

The Canton Repository did an outstanding job covering the 2016 season, you can look back on the stories through these links!  (NOTE: The Repository only allows you to access 7 articles a month for free per web browser). June 24, 2016: Canton Bluecoats take first place at season-opening performance June 28, 2016: Canton Bluecoats win second event of busy season June 29, 2016: Canton Bluecoats run season-opening win streak to 4 events July 7, 2016: Canton Bluecoats perform […]

Audition for the 2017 Bluecoats!

Audition for the 2017 Bluecoats by attending one of THE BLUE WAY Audition Experience Camps in the UK (Brass Only), Texas, Ohio, California or Georgia! 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. You will spend two full days (or one day […]

Bluecoats are DCI World Champions

After 44 years of operation, the 2016 Bluecoats are Drum Corps International World Champions.  On Saturday, August 13th, 2016 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana, the corps walked away with its first ever gold medal, scoring 97.650 in it’s final competition of the season.  “Down Side Up” was a program that will forever change the Bluecoats organization, and the entire drum corps activity. Please join us in celebrating this momentous event by purchasing the exclusive […]

Yerkeys inducted to Hall of Fame in 2016

We are proud to announce and recognize our latest inductees to the Bluecoats Hall of Fame. At the “Innovations In Brass: Massillon” show held on June 25 the President of the Bluecoats Board of Directors, Scott Swaldo, presented John and Suzanne Yerkey as the 2016 inductees. The Yerkeys began their many years of service to the Bluecoats when their daughter Ellen joined the corps in 1985. Mr. Yerkey began his volunteer work as a driver of […]

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