YOU of course!
The 2019 Bluecoats & Staff
Thousands of football (and marching band) fans!
Two days of rehearsal with Bluecoats staff
Rehearsal alongside the 2019 Bluecoats
Pre-game concert at NFL Hall of Fame Game!
The Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, OH!
Overnight accomodations at Malone University
Check-in opens on July 31st at 10:00 AM ET
Performance in evening of August 1st.
Dismissal around 9:30 PM ET on August 1st.
Because Bluecoats, the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and the City of Canton want to celebrate excellence in marching band!
Because at Bluecoats we’re committed to bringing life changing experiences to the finest young musicians and performers in the world.
JUL 31 - AUG 1
THE PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME
Includes pre-game performance alongside the Bluecoats @ Atlanta Falcons vs. Denver Broncos Game!
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION IS OPEN UNTIL JUNE 30TH!
Group registration savings is available. See below.
Registration fees include:
Instructional and administrative staff and costs
Meals during the event
Transportation to and from overnight accomodations during the scheduled time.
Who can be in the Bluecoats Band of Excellence?
Anyone! Well, almost anyone! In order to be in the Bluecoats Band of Excellence you must be a high school-aged* musician studying one of the following band instruments:
Mellophone / Marching French Horn
Marching Baritone / Marching Euphonium / Trombone
Marching Tuba / Sousaphone
Piccolo / Flute
Alto Saxophone / Tenor Saxophone / Baritone Saxophone
Marching Snare Drum
Marching Toms / Marching Tenor Drums
Marching Bass Drum
The Bluecoats Band of Excellence takes place in a fast-paced environment with a performance on the world stage! We’re expecting students to have experience in high school marching band and to come ready to learn and perform at a high level!
* High-school aged musicians will be considered those entering their first year of high school through students who have just completed their senior year.
Where can my parents/guardians get tickets to the NFL Hall of Fame Game?
Are accomodations provided before or after the event?
Bluecoats can only provide accomodations for registered participants on the night of July 31st. Housing will be in dormitories at Malone University in Canton, OH. If you are traveling from a far distance you may have to find accomodations on your own for the 30th or night of August 1st. Information about hotels and traveling to Canton during the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival can be found at profootballhof.com.
What will the Band of Excellence rehearse & perform?
The Bluecoats educational staff is comprised of some of the finest band educators from around the world. Students in the Band of Excellence will spend two days rehearsing the techniques and materials used by the world champion Bluecoats Drum & Bugle Corps to achieve their best.
The Band of Excellence will perform pre-game material alongside the 2019 Bluecoats during the official pre-game ceremonies of the 2019 NFL Hall of Fame Game!
Who is playing in the NFL Hall of Fame Game?
This year the annual NFL Hall of Fame Game at Tom Benson Stadium in Canton, OH features the Atlanta Falcons vs. the Denver Broncos!
What do I need to bring?
Your instrument and all necessary accessories (gloves, mouthpiece, reeds, etc.)
Comfortable athletic shoes
Comfortable clothes for outdoor rehearsal for two days
Sunscreen, water bottle, and hearing protection
Printed rehearsal materials (to be emailed at a later date)
Any necessary medication (don’t forget an epi-pen if you use one!)
You DO NOT need to bring a pillow, blankets, or towels. Linens will be provided.
Will meals be provided?
What about dietary restrictions & allergies?
The following meals will be provided:
Lunch on July 31st
Dinner on July 31st
Breakfast on August 1st
Lunch on August 1st
Dinner on August 1st
When registering, you will be asked to provide any allergy or dietary restriction information necessary and Bluecoats will make every attempt to accomodate.
When will music and other materials be sent?
We will email materials out closer to the event. You should not expect them until at least mid-June.