At Bluecoats we’re dedicated to bringing the best in music education to as many students as we can. Programs like the Bluecoats Drum & Bugle Corps and Bluecoats Indoor bring a world-class performance and learning experience to hundreds of aspiring performers each year. The programs cost millions of dollars to operate, and Bluecoats funds as much of the experience as possible.

Still, participation in world-class programs like these if often very expensive for the average student. To help defray these costs, Bluecoats hosts eight scholarship funds. These funds help dozens of students each year participate in the Bluecoats Drum & Bugle Corps, Bluecoats Indoor, and Artistry IN BLUE.

You can further our support by donating to a scholarship fund today! Please reach out to Mike Scott if you would like to set-up your own scholarship, pay by phone, or begin an annual gift from a trust or your employer. You can reach Mike at mscott@bluecoats.com. Please send check donations to the following address: Bluecoats ATTN: Scholarships PO Box 2733, North Canton, OH 44720. Please be sure to put the name of the scholarship fund in the memo of the check.

The Brianne May Memorial Color Guard Scholarship Fund

The Brianne May Memorial Scholarship fund was created to help members of the Bluecoats Drum & Bugle Corps Color Guard who are in financial need. Created in memory of BCCG member Brianne May, this fund provides partial member fee scholarships to students who otherwise might not be able to participate in the corps.

The Jeff McVann Memorial Brass Scholarship Fund

Created to in memory of Bluecoats Alum Jeff McVann to help members of the Bluecoats brass section who are in financial need, this fund provides partial member fee scholarships to students who otherwise might not be able to participate in the Bluecoats Drum & Bugle Corps. Please honor Jeff by helping to make drum corps possible for everyone!

The Battery Percussion Scholarship Fund

This scholarship fund was created to help members of the Bluecoats Battery Percussion section who are in financial need. The fund provides partial member fee scholarships to students who otherwise might not be able to participate in the corps.

The Front Ensemble Percussion Scholarship Fund

This scholarship fund was created to help members of the Bluecoats Front Ensemble who are in financial need. The fund provides partial member fee scholarships to students who otherwise might not be able to participate in the corps.

The HBCU Scholarship Fund

The Bluecoats seek donors to support a scholarship in an effort to reach out to young adults from historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Each year, qualifying students who march Bluecoats from a historically black college or university will be awarded money from this fund to cover all or part of their program fees.

The Brian Heitz Scholarship Fund

Started by Bluecoats alumnus Brian Heitz, this scholarship provides program fees assistance to veteran tuba players of the Bluecoats Drum & Bugle Corps.

The Bluecoats Mellophone Scholarship Fund

This scholarship provides program fees assistance to veteran mellophone players of the Bluecoats Drum & Bugle Corps.

The “SOAP” – Sum Of All Parts Scholarship Fund

This fund was created by a very generous supporter of Bluecoats. It is intended to make membership possible for an exceptional performer whose only barrier to participation in a Bluecoats world-class program is his or her financial resources. This scholarship makes it possible for incredible aspiring performers to have the Bluecoats experience despite an inability to pay for it.

The MDC Foundation Scholarship Fund

The MDC Foundation donates proceeds from the MarchDrumCorps organization to this fund with the goal of funding as many Bluecoats Brass Performers’ program fees each season. You can contribute too!