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Indy Hotel and Banquet Information

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 […]

2017 Summer Internship Positions Available

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 […]

Hong Kong 2017 Blog (complete)

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 […]

Alumni Feature: Dawn Crandall Bradbury

Dawn Crandall Bradbury: 1995 Rook-Out – Brass Being a one season age-out, affectionately known as a “rook out”, is challenging in its own right. Regardless of being a one year member or a super vet, the experience of being a Bluecoat is life long.  We feature this month 2000 Contra (tuba) “rook out” Dawn Crandall Bradbury. Q: What was the show that made you want to be a Bluecoat? A: I have loved the Bluecoats […]

Bluecoats to Hong Kong in early 2017

LOS ANGELES RAMS CHEERLEADERS AND BLUECOATS DRUM & BUGLE CORPS SELECTED TO REPRESENT THE U.S. AS PART OF THE 22ND ANNUAL CATHAY PACIFIC LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS IN HONG KONG Performers from Around the World Participate in the “Best Fortune. World Party” Festivities Tens of Thousands Set to Visit Hong Kong and Experience Chinese New Year on January 28, 2017  Los Angeles, CA, January 5, 2017 – The Year of the Rooster takes flight with […]

The Legend of the Silver Penny

Legend of the Silver Penny For members of the Bluecoats, your first real arrival into the ranks is when you are given your blue shoelace.  All winter long rookies see coins jangling around the necks of veterans on that blue shoelace.  This year the shoelace, and the change that comes with it, turns 25 years old.  Members of the Bluecoats who complete a season receive a silver penny from that year to wear on a blue […]

Alumni Feature: Celeste Cooning

Celeste Cooning: 1994-1998 Color Guard Celeste, originally from Warsaw, Indiana, now calls Seattle, Washington her home. A graduate of Indiana University and University of Washington, Celeste is a visual artist working predominantly in cut paper. Her work has graced the Seattle-Tacoma Airport, Starbucks, Seattle’s Jackson Park, Zoe Juniper Dance Company, and Kinesis Project in NYC.

2017 Bluecoats off to an excellent start!

After winning their first Drum Corps International World Championship in August the Canton (Ohio) Bluecoats recently concluded a series of THE BLUE WAY Audition Experience camps to select the membership for the 2017 corps.  The live auditions took place in Canton as well as in California, Georgia, Texas and in the United Kingdom. Bluecoats Executive David Glasgow was thrilled with the results of the auditions.  “We had hundreds of students from around the world share […]

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