Bluecoats Announce Bloo19 Audition Experience Camps

REGISTRATION OPEN CLICK HERE! Today's the day! Beginning today you can register to attend one of four Audition Experience Camps and start the journey towards a summer with the Bluecoats Drum & Bugle Corps. In order to bring the Bluecoats experience to you, we're hosting an event in Texas, Ohio, Southern California, and Georgia for all sections. The Texas, Ohio, and Atlanta-area camps will be two-day events with overnight accommodations in the gym and the SoCal camp will be a one-day event.

The dates for the Bloo19 Audition Experience Camps are:

  • November 17-18 - TX Audition Camp
  • November 23 -25 - Canton, OH Audition Camp
  • December 2 - CA Audition Camp
  • December 8-9 - Atlanta, GA Audition Camp

Registration is now open, and all skill levels are welcome. That's right! If you're not sure whether you're ready for a summer with Bluecoats, we encourage you to come and get a feel for our audition experience. Such a huge part of auditioning for a world-class drum corps is learning how to audition, not just what you'll be performing.

Following these four audition events, Bluecoats will host one final Audition Experience Camp in January where all performers invited to a callback audition converge on Canton, OH to set the corps. The Bluecoats rehearse once per month in February, March, and April before moving into Spring Training in May. In 2019 the Bluecoats will travel more than 10,000 miles and perform for hundreds of thousands of fans and young performers around the United States. The DCI Summer Tour culminates in the 2019 DCI World Championships in Indianapolis, IN in August. Last year the Bluecoats were the bronze medalists performing Session 44.

Are you ready for the Bluecoats Audition Experience Camps? We are!

Register today at bluecoats.com/audition2019. Have more questions? Check out our 2019 Audition FAQ.

Mike Scott

Mike Scott is a clinician, consultant, and the CEO of Rhythm X, Inc., a non-profit music education company in Dayton, Ohio. Mike earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 2012. There he studied percussion and conducting and completed the Farmer School of Business Summer Institute. Before beginning his career as an administrator and teacher, Mike was an active performer in the marching arts. In 2011 Mike was the conductor of the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps of Canton, Ohio and was a performer in Rhythm X’s percussion ensemble from 2011-2012. Mike was also a member of the Miami University Marching Band for four years, serving as the drum major during the 2011 and 2012 seasons. In 2013 Mike began work at Rhythm X, Inc. as the Operations Director, managing the business development and logistics of the organization. He was also the Director of Instrumental Music at St. Ursula Academy in Toledo, Ohio. There he taught band, orchestra, and general music in grades 6-12. Prior to the 2015 competitive season, Mike became the first full-time employee at Rhythm X, Inc. as the company’s CEO. There he works with the organization’s President Tim Fairbanks to develop the future strategy of the company. During the summer months, Mike travels the country with the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps as the group’s Tour Administrator. He has also served as the tour manager of The Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps of Allentown, Pennsylvania. Mike proudly endorses Innovative Percussion, Etymotic Research, and Fred J. Miller Inc.