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Blue Knights Alumni Spotlight: Sarah Connelly

Name: Sarah Connelly What year(s) did you march in the Blue Knights? Blue Knights Winter Brass 2007 Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps 2008-2010 Read the rest of the article here.

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In The News – Slow To Clean House, Drum Corps International Wastes No Time Punishing Critic

As their activity was rocked last year by a series of scandals, leaders at Drum Corps International at times seemed sluggish in response. They delicately avoided in public statements naming a former Pennsylvania corps director accused of sexual misconduct. When the young members of a Wisconsin ensemble complained of poor conditions, they took weeks to […]

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In The News – Allentown Cadets’ Former Leader Calls Sex Assault Accusations ‘Orchestrated Smear’

George Hopkins, the former director of the Allentown Cadets drum and bugle corps charged with sexually assaulting two women and accused of sexual misconduct by nine others, called the claims an “orchestrated smear” by those who disagreed with his management, in an online post Thursday. In 12 paragraphs posted to the online publishing platform Medium.com, […]

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Bluecoats Mourn Loss Of Former Member, Instructor, And Volunteer

Bluecoats are saddened to share the loss of one of their own today. Sheila Bear-Wallace was tragically killed by a gunman while walking her dog in a Cleveland neighborhood park on Thursday, January 17th. Sheila was an early member of the Bluecoats as a color guard performer from 1978-80. After aging out, Sheila remained with […]

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Santa Clara Vanguard From The Field: 2019, Episode 1

A brand new year means a brand new season of our video series: From The Field! We are so excited to be back, and ready to make some “Vanguard Magic” at our Brass and Percussion callback camp this weekend. Summer will be here before we know it! Don’t forget to like us on Facebook at […]

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“Drop The Puck On ALS” – January 26th

Our friends at Rockin4ALS our pleased to announce the 2nd Annual “Drop the Puck on ALS” benefit on Saturday, January 26th at Capitol Ice Arena in Middleton, WI. Rockin4ALS was founded in 2000 by Madison Scouts alumnus and instructor Steven Weekes, who would later succumb to ALS in 2005. Today the non-profit organization has expanded […]

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Blue Knights Announce 2019 Tour Admin Leadership

The Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps is excited to announce the administrative leadership team for the 2019 Drum Corps International Summer National Tour! Abel Cabrera will be Blue Knights Tour Director in 2019 Abel Cabrera became involved in drum corps as a baritone player for the Crossmen Drum & Bugle Corps in 2014, which […]

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A Busy Weekend For Bluecoats

Last weekend was busy for Bluecoats, as our staff, executive team, designers, and even Bluecoats Indoor gathered in Indianapolis for a weekend of fun, rehearsals, and great conversation. The Bluecoats executive team, caption heads, designers, and members of the board of directors came together for the 2019 DCI Annual Meetings and Instructors Summit. Dubbed “Here’s […]

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2019 Santa Clara Vanguard DCI Championships Hotel Info

When you come to Indianapolis for the 2019 DCI World Championships, stay and celebrate with us at the Santa Clara Vanguard Headquarters Hotel – the JW Marriott! (Click here for pictures!) The JW Marriott in Downtown Indianapolis soars 33 stories above the city and boasts luxury accommodations to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. […]

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Bluecoats Monday Memory: Time To Look As Good As We Sound

The first summer of the Bluecoats existence was a short tour — a few local parades in borrowed band pants and t-shirts with the Canton Police Boys Club logo. A full color fundraising brochure was created to seek the dollars needed to uniform the corps, starting boldly with “Do you remember the 1973 Hall of […]

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