In The News: Trading In Summer Beach Towels For Two Bluecoats

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Some graduates may envision spending a lazy day pool-side with friends, while working a part-time gig this summer. Others may be scrambling with last-minute academic arrangements for the fall. And then there are the two grads, who just can’t wait to train with 150 of their fellow Bluecoats Drum & Bugle Corps members in Ohio.

Caitlin “Lin” Daffron, a 2009 James River High School graduate, and Powhatan High School senior Heather Coley are ready for the extreme road trip. The two color guard members will be heading this weekend to Denison University in Ohio for a four-week training session. There they will learn the technical aspects of the Bluecoats seasonal show. It will mean mastering the 11-minute routines that are choreographed with flags, rifles and sabers during 14-hour practice sessions. “Basically, it gives a visual point of view and helps tell the story of what the show is about,” Coley said. “It’s another way of connecting with the audience.”

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Posted by on Monday, May 24th, 2010. Filed under DCI World.