Bluecoats News

Bluecoats Announce Executive Restructuring Following 2018 Season

CANTON, OH – The Board of Directors of Bluecoats, a youth performing arts organization based in Canton, Ohio, is pleased to announce a restructuring of the organization’s executive leadership.  Board President Scott Swaldo announced that, effective September 1, Mike Scott will assume the position of Bluecoats Chief Executive Officer and Genevieve Geisler will be promoted to Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operations Officer. David Glasgow, who has served as the Executive Director of Bluecoats since August of […]

2018 Pre-owned YAMAHA Equipment Sale

The Bluecoats are once again selling their YAMAHA brass, percussion equipment, available for delivery in late August of 2018. Take advantage of GREAT savings on high quality pre-owned equipment for you or your band program today! CLICK HERE TO SEE A COMPLETE LIST OF WHAT WE HAVE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE INFORMATION, CONTACT US AT SALES@BLUECOATS.COM, or 330-433-9115 x2. Equipment Sale FAQ: What is the purchase process? All instruments available immediately will require payment in full before […]

Bluecoats, Indiana Wesleyan University partner for 2018 Spring Training

Bluecoats Drum & Bugle Corps from Canton, Ohio and Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) in Marion, Indiana are pleased to announce that IWU will be the new home for Bluecoats’ spring training starting in 2018! Having served as Bluecoats’ housing site for the DCI World Championships in Indianapolis, Indiana since 2013, IWU has the perfect mix of outstanding facilities and excellent service uniquely suited to hosting the corps for their 5-week spring training. While on campus, […]

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 […]

Bluecoats News 02.16.18
Meet Our Spring Development Interns!

This Spring, we are excited to have added some new faces to our Development team. Bluecoats went on a search late this fall for potential interns eager to work hard and learn more about what it takes to run a performing arts non-profit like ours. After much consideration, we are happy to welcome Zach Fitzgibbon and Ayleia Marcum to the team as our 2018 Spring Development Interns. Zach and Ayleia will be working alongside Business Development […]

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 […]


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 […]


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, Presented by The United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps 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: […]

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