Bluecoats Monday Memory: Preparing For The ‘Super Bowl’

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No, the Bluecoats have not performed in, or around, a Super Bowl… yet. As the world prepares for the biggest game in football this coming weekend, in 1981 the Bluecoats were preparing for their “Super Bowl” in the eyes of their director. In just the second season after having been inactive, the Bluecoats were on the rise again. A newspaper reporter sat down with director Tom Jakmides about how the season was progressing and he drew the analogy of DCI World Championsips as the equivalent to the NFL championship game. But the Bluecoats goal wasn’t to win a DCI Championship in 1981, it was to achieve member status (making top 25). Jakmides had long established this as one of the first major goals for the young corps. In two previous trips to DCI Championship week, the corps had placed 35th in their first appearance in 1977, and then 28th the following year. But following their inactive season of 1979, the 1980 corps tumbled back to 38th.

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Posted by on Monday, January 28th, 2019. Filed under Current News, DCI World.