Bluecoats Indoor at WGI World Championships

Photo Credit: Sean Thueson

Photo Credit: Sean Thueson

On April 3, Bluecoats Indoor kicked off WGI week with one final rehearsal in Noblesville, Indiana. After the rehearsal, performers and staff drove to Dayton, Ohio for this year’s Color Guard World Championships!

Bluecoats Indoor started prelims day with a dance class at the Salsa City dance studio before heading to Hobart Arena for the rest of rehearsal. Performers then returned to their hotel to get ready for the show and eat a Bluecoats meal sponsored by Rida Asim’s mom, Tehniyet Hussain! Huge thank you to her and everyone else who sponsored a meal and helped to #FeedBloo throughout the season! We couldn’t have done this without you!

After getting ready for the show, performers headed over to the University of Dayton for their first performance of the week at 8:40 pm on Thursday! The next morning Bluecoats Indoor woke up and did it all again, taking the floor for semis at 3:30 pm on Friday. Thank you to Shenendehowa HS, Phoenix Independent, and Stoneman Douglas Color Guard who helped us get on and off the floor during finals week!

Before going to semis warm-up, performers took a group picture by the WGI sign!

Before going to semis warm-up, performers took a group picture by the WGI sign!

Friday, performers had one last day to practice and perform “The Gravity of Reality.” After an afternoon rehearsal, performers went back to the hotel for a Bluecoats sponsored meal and then to the University of Dayton for their performance at 9:50 pm. At retreat we were proud to have Bluecoats Indoor member and Bluecoats Drum Corps alumna, Kylie Bradshaw, win one of the Mickey McCool Memorial Scholarship awards. We were also thrilled to cheer on Elaine Vilem of Etude Winterguard who’s also a member of the Bluecoats Drum Corps as she won another one of the Mickey McCool Memorial Scholarship awards!

In only our second year of operation, Bluecoats Indoor finished the season with a 9th place finish and a score of 90.400. To celebrate the season and all of Bluecoats Indoor’s 2019 accomplishments, staff, admin, and performers all gathered on Sunday morning for the banquet! Don’t forget to check back for 2020 Bluecoats Indoor audition and summer spin clinic information coming soon!