CANTON, OH - 10,000 miles, 32 performances, and nearly 300,000 audience members later, the final performance of “The BLUECOATS” left a Lucas Oil crowd of more than 20,000 on their feet.
In a whirlwind of a season that included record breaking crowds and scores, and a performance as the headliner of the NFL Hall of Fame Game halftime, “The BLUECOATS” swept the nation and the drum corps world as a much-celebrated “concert celebrating the forward-thinking spirit of love, collaboration, innovation, and inclusion that The Beatles embodied.”
At the Drum Corps International World Championships - the final event of the DCI Summer Tour - the Bluecoats placed first in prelims, second in semifinals, and won the silver medal on finals night - finishing second to the Blue Devils Drum & Bugle Corps.
“I can tell that everyone left everything they had on the field,” Bluecoats drum major Peyton Grunzke said. “[We are all so] proud and happy with the product that we put out. That’s all that really matters.”
“Wow - I’ve never seen a crowd do that,” said Mike Scott, CEO of Bluecoats. “It was a dream of ours to create a concert that our fans would love. They stood up for two entire songs, so I think we have achieved that.”
The corps finished second by just eight-hundredths of a point with a final score of 98.238.
In a season full of immense donor support, overwhelming camaraderie with alumni, and a show that will not soon be forgotten the Bluecoats organization is forever thankful for our fans’ support.