Each year Bluecoats hires a group of incredible interns to work on a variety of development and fundraising projects. These interns will work to cultivate relationships with our donors, especially the Sustaining Members of The Shield. They’ll work on projects including the March-a-Thon, The Shield, the Bluecoats-operated DCI shows, and several other avenues of giving and programming, All three of the interns have a love for the marching arts and come from diverse backgrounds. Josh, Anne, and Madi, are excited to join the team for the 2019 season! Learn more about them below!
A born and bred Cincinnatian, Josh is eager to support the infectious spirit of the marching arts as a Development Intern with the Bluecoats! Before joining the team, Josh studied psychology at Northern Kentucky University where he helped investigate how passion and perseverance impact the career success of musicians. His performances in numerous percussion ensembles, experiences with local nonprofits, and desire to fuel artistic expression have led him to our home. Currently, Josh is pursuing a master’s degree in public administration from Northern Kentucky University as he works to combine the capabilities of solar technology with the endless possibilities of creative design.
Anne is excited to continue her involvement in the marching activity as a Development Intern for the Bluecoats. Her previous experience includes performing in the front ensemble for a variety of world class organizations including the Blue Knights, the Sacramento Mandarins, Tates Creek Indoor Ensemble, and Legacy Indoor Percussion. In 2018, Anne co-founded 317 Performing Arts, an Indianapolis based arts organization that operates the WGI PIW ensemble Veritas and hosts an educational clinic series titled Ambition. At the present time, Anne is pursuing a degree in Biblical Studies at Moody Bible Institute. She currently resides in Dayton, Ohio, where she works as a coffee professional at Ghostlight Coffee and directs day to day operations for 317 Performing Arts.
Continuing her involvement in the marching arts as a development intern is something Madi is ecstatic for in the 2019 summer. She has previously performed with FeniX Independent in 2018, the Blue Knights Color Guard in 2018, as well as Bluecoats Indoor this past winter. In addition, Madi teaches color guard for the Forest Hills Marching Band in Cincinnati, OH, and is pursuing a degree in Business Administration at Xavier University. Furthering her involvement with Bluecoats is exciting for her because she is passionate about expanding education in the arts.