Monday Memory: The Birth Of The Bluecoats

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On Sunday, December 3rd, 1972 a tailor and two police officers held an informative meeting to start a competitive drum and bugle corps out of the workings of the Canton Police Boys Club youth based drum corps that the two police officers worked with. It would be no small feat and from the outset the trio were counseled against the endeavor. To motivate the 50 youngsters and parents that showed up that day, Art Drukenbrod (the tailor) read a letter from a national drum and bugle corps expert who advised that they would never find youngsters willing to give up the time required nor would the community be willing to support it.

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Posted by on Monday, December 31st, 2018. Filed under Current News, DCI World.