Bluecoats News

03.25.19
Bluecoats Indoor in Cincinnati for WGI Mideast

On the weekend Bluecoats Indoor performed in Cincinnati, Ohio at the WGI Mid East Power Regional! Our final score on Sunday was a 91.400. This was the last regional weekend before World Championships which takes place in Dayton, Ohio on April 4th to 6th. Bluecoats Indoor performers and staff met in Indianapolis for a Friday night rehearsal followed by a Saturday morning rehearsal. Patti and David Sutherlin kept us fueled by sponsoring a delicious post-rehearsal […]

03.04.19
Bluecoats Indoor at WGI Atlanta Regional

Photo Courtesy of Sydney Williams. Bluecoats Indoor traveled all the way to Atlanta to perform at the WGI Atlanta Regional this Saturday and Sunday. Our final score on Sunday was an 86.300. Performers met on Friday evening in Indianapolis to board Bluecoats busses driving down to Atlanta. Saturday morning we gathered for breakfast at Carlton J. Kell High School before beginning our rehearsal. After rehearsal, the performers ate a Bluecoats provided lunch while they got […]

02.22.19
Bluecoats & Marching Health Announce Health & Wellness Partnership

Marching Health Will Produce Pre-Season Warm-up Program On The “BluecoatStrong” Platform, Provide AT Interns, Consult With participant health & wellness at the center of Bluecoats’ focus in 2019, we’re excited to announce that Marching Health will join our roster of sponsors and partners. At the center of this partnership, Marching Health is leading our 2019 participants through its flagship preseason conditioning program “The Ultimate Drum Corps Workout.” This 12-week program, done through the corps’ BluecoatStrong program, […]

02.15.19
DCI Championships in Indianapolis Hotel and Banquet Information

You’re invited to the 2019 Bluecoats Banquet! Come celebrate what will be an incredible Bluecoats season on Sunday, August 11 at the JW Marriott Indianapolis. The banquet begins at 12:00pm with a brunch buffet, followed by the awards presentation and 2019 Age Out Speeches. The event ends at 3:00pm. All members, staff, alumni, volunteers, family, and friends are welcome to attend as we celebrate 2019 and look forward to another great year in 2020. *Early […]

02.14.19
2019 Bluecoats Hall of Recognition Nominations Now Open

The 2019 Bluecoats Hall of Recognition nomination form is now open! Nominations are open for the 2019 Bluecoats Hall of Fame, the 2019 Bloo Ribbon Bluecoat, and the 2019 Bluecoats Unsung Hero. Nominations should be submitted by completing this form and providing additional submissions of support. All nominations are due by April 1st. For a complete description of each award and more information on the nomination process, please visit this page.

01.25.19
Bluecoats Seeks Bloo19 Staff & Interns!

Each summer the Bluecoats travel more than 10,000 miles, serve more than 800 meals per day on our kitchen truck, make pick-ups and drop-offs for hundreds of flights across the country, and keep a small city of 200 performers, educators, administrators, drivers, and volunteers running for three months straight. It takes a LOT of passion, drive, and elbow grease but we get it done each and every year. This year is no different! We’re seeking […]

12.01.18
Bluecoats Accept Invitation from DCI for Alumni to Perform at 2022 Championships

Bluecoats is excited to announce it has accepted an invitation from Drum Corps International (DCI)  for the 2022 Bluecoats Alumni Corps to perform at the Drum Corps International World Championships Semifinals in celebration of both the DCI and Bluecoats 50th Anniversary!  The organization will spend 2022 celebrating many events with its alumni and broader community. The DCI Semifinals Performance will serve as a grand capstone to a season of celebrations. Mike Scott, Bluecoats Chief Executive […]

10.09.18
Key Additions To Bluecoats Educational & Design Teams Announced

October 8, 2018 – CANTON, OH – Today Bluecoats is excited to announce several great additions to its design and educational staff for the 2019 summer season. Joining the design team is Matt Jordan as Music Coordinator & Sound Designer. Matt moves to this new role from his previous position as the Bluecoats’ Associate Music Ensemble Coordinator. Joining the Bluecoats instructional team are Visual Co-Caption Head Jarrod Huntley, Assoc. Music Ensemble Coordinator Dr. David Hall, […]

08.14.18
Bluecoats End Incredible Season With Bronze Medal Finish

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Tens of thousands of fans stood and cheered as the 2018 Bluecoats ended their season at the Drum Corps International World Championships in Indianapolis on Saturday night. The show – Session 44 – was about the performer’s journey. It came to a fitting end as 154 Bluecoats performers came face-to-face with a roaring crowd. Bringing jazz classics like God Bless The Child, the Dry Cleaner From Des Moines, and Bird and Bella in B-flat […]

03.25.19
Monday Memory: Before there were Bluecoats

Before they were the Bluecoats, a drum & bugle operated in the same facility that would become the first home of the corps.  In 1969, the Canton Police Boys Club put out their usual newsletter and on the front page ran a story about the third year that club had operated a drum & bugle corps.  While not a competitive unit on the field, the corps did hit the streets on the parade circuit.  The […]

Bluecoats News 03.11.19
Monday Memory: How about a trip to Disney?

The cost of drum corps has always been challenging to the members, regardless of the year.  The Bluecoats have offered the members different fundraisers over time to whittle down the cost of dues (the old fashioned way of saying “tuition”).  One of the more unique ways a member could lower their out of pocket cost was a raffle to win a trip to Disney.  In 1997 Drum Corps International was in the middle of a […]

02.25.19
Monday Memory: A Season That You Won’t Want to Miss

After stabilizing as a Top 12 Finalist in 1988, the Bluecoats took a new competitive step in 1989 with a different design staff.  Entering the winter season, business appeared as usual as members reported for their first camp after Thanksgiving and picked up the “blue pages” of rules, regulations and the cost of being a Bluecoat.  Touted as one of the least expensive Top 12 corps, the dues structure for 1989 was a paltry, by […]

02.18.19
Bluecoats Indoor at Indianapolis Regional

Bluecoats Indoor made its 2019 WGI premiere this Saturday and Sunday at the WGI Indianapolis Regional! We scored an 82.200 in finals at our first regional of the season. We had a regular rehearsal on Friday followed by shortened rehearsals on Saturday and Sunday to accommodate for our prelims and finals performances. A huge thank you to Elliot Babchick who sponsored the cast’s Saturday pre-show meal and Danielle Schweiger who sponsored the cast’s Sunday pre-show […]

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