VIDEO: Bloo22 Bloopit – Riffs & Revelations 8-12-22

This amazing performance of the Bluecoats front ensemble allows us to see just how they, along with the Bloo Bangers, were able to win the organization’s first Fred Sanford award for Best Percussion at DCI this past season. It also gives us a chance to hear some of what they performed which we may not… Continue reading VIDEO: Bloo22 Bloopit – Riffs & Revelations 8-12-22

I Am A Bluecoat

To my Bluecoats family. I can say that now. My Bluecoats family. This is something I thought I’d never say. It feels wonderful. For some perspective, I was in the Bluecoats Alumni Corps which performed at DCI Semifinals. I had never previously marched with the Bluecoats. I did try out for the corps in 1991,… Continue reading I Am A Bluecoat

VIDEO: Bluecoats Alumni Corps – July 4th Camp Recap

As we prepare to gather together again, this time for a full week of rehearsing and performances, here’s a look back at the Bluecoats Alumni Corps’ 4th of July weekend experience, complete with our rendition of Autumn Leaves.

#TBT Bluecoats Alumni Corps 4th Of July Performance

As I’m between performances with Bloo Alumni, I thought it would be fun to look back at our 4th of July performance at the William McKinnley monument in Canton, Ohio. We performed selections from our field show, as well as selections with the competitive corps. This first video features the first two parts of our… Continue reading #TBT Bluecoats Alumni Corps 4th Of July Performance

My Summer Plans Have Altered

This summer, I will be performing with the Canton Bluecoats’ 50th Anniversary Alumni Corps! While I, myself, did not march with the Bluecoats in my DCI years, the alumni corps has extended an invitation to alumni of the Glassmen to perform with them this summer. I couldn’t pass this opportunity up. The alumni corps will… Continue reading My Summer Plans Have Altered

Drum Corps World Bluecoats 50th Anniversary Alumni Corps Articles

I recently wrote two articles for Drum Corps World on the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Canton Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps, as well as the Bluecoats Alumni Corps which will perform this summer at the Drum Corps International Akron show and DCI World Championships Semifinals in Indianapolis. You can read the first article, featuring… Continue reading Drum Corps World Bluecoats 50th Anniversary Alumni Corps Articles

Racism In Drum Corps

Yesterday, the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps, a World Class member and former champion of Drum Corps International, released a statement announcing that the organization was adopting an anti-racism policy. As far as I know, this is the first policy of its kind in the drum corps activity, and one which is incredibly important as… Continue reading Racism In Drum Corps

Marching Arts Reaction Videos

As an alumnus and life long supporter of the marching arts, any time I see drum corps, marching band, color guard, indoor percussion, or indoor winds get some love and recognition outside of our tight knit community, I want to celebrate. Recently, reaction videos have become a major part of the YouTube world, and one… Continue reading Marching Arts Reaction Videos