Rhythm IN BLUE began in 2014 as a project to give Bluecoats alumni an opportunity to perform again and has been one of the most unique on-going alumni ensembles in the drum corps activity.  Over 100 former Bluecoat participants from every decade the corps existed have performed with the ensemble. In addition to performing at the corps’ home drum corps shows each summer, Rhythm IN BLUE performs year ‘round in Northeast Ohio and beyond as a community outreach vehicle for the Bluecoats organization.

Accolades:

  • Drum Corps International SoundSport Festival, 2016-2018 (Gold Medals 2017, 2018)

  • Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Game Day Roundtable entertainment

  • Lymphoma Society of Northeast Ohio Akron Light up the Night Walk entertainment

  • Akron ALS Society annual walk entertainment

  • Canton Light Up Downtown Festival entertainment

  • Orrville Home for the Holidays entertainment

  • Canton Hall of Fame Marathon and Akron Marathon Course Entertainment

Rhythm IN BLUE on-field Repertoires by Year (and Bluecoats performance season)

2014

  • Pants (warm-up, 1997 to current)

  • Creep (2011)

  • Bridge over Troubled Boxer (1976-77 and 2008)

  • Autumn Leaves (1987-88, 1998)

2015

  • Pants (warm-up, 1997 to current)

  • Caravan (1990)

  • Creep (2011)

  • Bridge over Troubled Boxer (1976-77 and 2008)

  • Autumn Leaves (1987-88, 1998)

  • Goin’ to Kansas City (1989 Retreat)

2016

  • Pants (warm-up, 1997 to current)

  • That Old Bloo Fanfare (1988 fanfare)

  • Caravan (1990)

  • Goin’ to Kansas City (1989 Retreat)

2017

  • That Old Bloo Fanfare (1988 Fanfare)

  • Things Ain’t What They Used to Be (1994) / My Funny Valentine (1996)

  • One Day I’ll Fly Away (2004)

  • Autumn Leaves (1987-88, 1998)

2018

  • That Old Bloo Fanfare (1988 Fanfare)

  • It Might As Well be Spring (1998)

  • Creep (2011)

  • Hey, Soul Sister (2011 Instant Encore)

  • Loverman (1985) / C-Jam Blues (1994)

2019

  • That Old Bloo Fanfare (1988 Fanfare)

  • Run Back to Mama (1984-85)

  • Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White (pre Bluecoats, early 1970s)

  • My Funny Valentine (1989)

  • Sing, Sing, Sing (based on 2015 Encore, also 1989, 1995)