This #MondayMemory remembers Bluecoats' first tour in 1973 that consisted of just a few local parades where members wore borrowed band pants and t-shirts with the Canton Police Boy's Club logo. In 1974 a fundraising brochure was circulated in hopes to raise funds to fully outfit the corps.
The brochure's cover uniform prototype, modeled after the uniform of police units in the Caribbean where corps co-founder Art Drukenbrod vacationed and took note, would become the actual uniform worn through 1978.
The extent of the success of the brochure is not known, but Bluecoats Hall of Famer Richard Fredericks was a key corporate partner, providing significant funds to fully uniform that 1974 corps.
To view images of the brochure check out our blog post at https://bluecoats.com/2019/01/mondaymemory-time-to-look-as-good/
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