Bluecoats News

The United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps Will Be Presenting Sponsor of Innovations In Brass, True Bloo Video Series, and Three VIP Receptions

Bluecoats is grateful for the support of this historic institution and honored to partner with ‘The Commandant’s Own’ this summer. May 23, 2018 – CANTON, OH – Bluecoats is pleased to announce that The United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps has signed on as the exclusive Presenting Sponsor of two Bluecoats-operated Drum Corps International (DCI) events in June of 2018. Innovations In Brass: Akron will take place on Saturday, June 23rd at InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field […]

Innovations in Brass: Pittsburgh moves to Moon Area High School

Due to emergency construction at Gateway High School’s Antimarino Stadium in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, Innovations in Brass: Pittsburgh on Thursday, June 28th at 7:30pm will move to Tiger Stadium at Moon Area High School in Caraopolis, Pennsylvania. Innovations in Brass: Pittsburgh, operated by Bluecoats from Canton, Ohio, will feature six of the world’s best Drum Corps International (DCI) drum and bugle corps. This year’s line-up of corps includes Pioneer from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Sprit of Atlanta, from […]

2018 Bluecoats Hall of Fame Inductees

The Board of Directors of Bluecoats, a youth performing arts organization based in Canton, Ohio, is pleased to announce the inductees into the group’s Hall of Fame for 2018.  Selected by unanimous vote were John Lowe, Brad Palmer and Jay Wise. John Lowe is from Richardson, Texas.  He received a Bachelor of Music Education from Texas Tech University and his Masters of Music in Conducting from West Texas State University.  Mr. Lowe spent most of […]

Cadets to Join Innovations In Brass Lineup!

Following a change in their 2018 Summer Tour schedule, we’re excited to welcome The Cadets to the lineup of both Innovations In Brass: Akron and Innovations In Brass: Pittsburgh! One of drum corps’ most decorated ensembles, the Cadets will perform for two of 2018’s most excited crowds in Akron, OH on Saturday, June 23rd, and in Pittsburgh, PA on Thursday, June 28th. We’re glad to have them back in our lineup, and we’re looking forward to the […]

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 […]

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